Phnom Penh's Vattanac Tower - symbol of hubris ?

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Re: Phnom Penh's Vattanac Tower - symbol of hubris ?

Post by timmydownawell » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:27 am

The hotel was supposed to open middle of last year, then middle of this year... but even when it does it will probably have as many customers as the luxury goods mall at the bottom.

There are often lights on on various floors so I guess work is proceeding. They had the big LED screen/sign on the side lit up one night, but that's the only time I've seen it on. I thought that might be a hint that the hotel was close, but that was months ago now and it's never been switched on again.
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Re: Phnom Penh's Vattanac Tower - symbol of hubris ?

Post by Anchor Moy » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:57 am

username wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:02 am
Anchor Moy wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:49 am
Among other questions: how do they clean their windows ? :Search:
Nobody seems to know.
I realize this thread is two and a half years old, but I saw the window cleaners at work there around Christmas times. If my memory doesn't fail me completely, they used a platform and crane from the top, just as you'd expect.

Edit: just saw Duncan's pictures, and I believe they used that method even on the main building
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Re: Phnom Penh's Vattanac Tower - symbol of hubris ?

Post by Arget » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:03 pm

Yes saw the cleaners at work on the riverside of the building a while back.
Also they have a almost completed the underground car park opposite between street 106 and 108.

There has now been a wall built around Freedom Park and work on the next step for underground car parking will start soon.

As they were observed taking core samples all the way to the Night Market they intend to convert all to underground parking.

Personally I think if the drainage systems fail it will be just a series of large swimming pools.
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Re: Phnom Penh's Vattanac Tower - symbol of hubris ?

Post by timmydownawell » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:09 pm

Arget wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:03 pm
Yes saw the cleaners at work on the riverside of the building a while back.
Also they have a almost completed the underground car park opposite between street 106 and 108.

There has now been a wall built around Freedom Park and work on the next step for underground car parking will start soon.

As they were observed taking core samples all the way to the Night Market they intend to convert all to underground parking.

Personally I think if the drainage systems fail it will be just a series of large swimming pools.
Ah so that's what they were up to at the Peace Park. I thought they were drilling for oil :D
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Re: Phnom Penh's Vattanac Tower - symbol of hubris ?

Post by finbar » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:56 pm

timmydownawell wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:42 am
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At least the building itself has merit, unlike the monstrosity next door.
Didn't they make their initial money on import-export, Coca-cola at one time, if I remember, I could be wrong? Certainly "crony capitalists" in any case.
Next door... the Exchange Square building? That looks like an office block from the 70s or 80s. I didn't care for the Vattanac Capital tower to begin with but it's grown on me. I have a nice view of it from my place.
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Re: Phnom Penh's Vattanac Tower - symbol of hubris ?

Post by Rama » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:06 pm

HE today said that Cambodia will soon announce a 600m tower.
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What with the restart of Gold Tower 42
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and Thai Boon Rong Twin Towers Phnom Penh will have some even taller and uglier buildings oneday.
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Re: Phnom Penh's Vattanac Tower - symbol of hubris ?

Post by timmydownawell » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:42 pm

finbar wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:56 pm
timmydownawell wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:42 am
finbar wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:18 am
At least the building itself has merit, unlike the monstrosity next door.
Didn't they make their initial money on import-export, Coca-cola at one time, if I remember, I could be wrong? Certainly "crony capitalists" in any case.
Next door... the Exchange Square building? That looks like an office block from the 70s or 80s. I didn't care for the Vattanac Capital tower to begin with but it's grown on me. I have a nice view of it from my place.
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Ah, well it's ok compared to Exchange Square... although I was disappointed it doesn't have a revolving restaurant at the top. It looks like it does.
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