Both sides of the road now look like a building site.
With the way houses are developed on rectangular plots of land, when a keen landowner builds his house before anyone else, the appearance if often quite bizarre. A lone structure in a world of half-dug trenches and echoing jackhammers...the poor thing must be lonely. In the background, the proximity of PMH (Sky Garden, the northernmost complex) is clearly visible.
A few kilometers further towards town and the Ben Nghe Canal cleanup/highway project seems to be coming along. The new road will sweep in from D5 and link up with the tunnel taking traffic out of the city through D2.
Surely some of the grubbiest buildings in the whole city right here, center of the picture. I remember this street when I first arrived. The canal was a steaming pile of multiple garbage genus, the road a bumpy and aromatic cauldron alongside an oily, trash strewn wasteland, not to mention the fish market under the bridge. Things are looking a lot cleaner now.