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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are considered to be one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The idea of the hanging gardens is reflected in a residential project in Ho Chi Minh City.

The Babylon Residence 1 project in Thu Duc District will feature lots of trees and greenery, says the project developer, Dat Gia Consulting and Housing Co.

Dat Gia chairman Vo Van Loc says the project covers almost three hectares, and up to three-fourths of the total area is allocated to greenery, plants and public purposes.

He says his company is developing the idea of Babylon as an avant-garde in bringing more green to housing projects in the city, where concrete jungle is seen anywhere.

The project will provide almost 700 apartments of different types. Every flat will see a garden, according to Mr. Loc.

Babylon Residence 1 is located in Thu Duc District’s administration center, thus the dwellers will get easy access to the current 36 hectares in the quarter, which includes parks and public venues. It is just a few minutes to walk to a beltway which is under construction now to link to Tan Son Nhat Airport.

In addition to two apartment blocks of 21 stories each, a seven-story mall building will catch the eye, says Mr. Loc. Auxiliary facilities there will be shops, swimming pool, gym, school, children’s sections and cinema.

The two apartment blocks will be linked by a hanging overpass on story 21. About 70 meters from the ground, the overpass will be a good place for sight seeing, Mr. Loc says.

A glass lift will be installed to bring people from the mall up to the overpass. The glass lift allows passengers to see the surroundings below.

Babylon Residence 1 will be equipped with generators to ensure smooth electricity, Mr. Loc says. Internet Wi-Fi will be available. Every household will get an email address provided by the project owner.

Prices to buy an apartment start from VND15 million per square meter, according to him. Availability for accommodation is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012.

Besides Dat Gia, buyers can put their names down to own an apartment via Cong Minh Land, Saigon House, Van Phuc Gia Co., Van Tien Phat Co., Dong Nam A Co and Bang Huu Investment Co.

By Tran Nga/ SGGP

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