- Published in The Big Story
The Hanoi of today is very different to the one found 10 years ago. As anyone who has lived in the city more than a decade will tell you. What was a sleepy town at the turn of the new millennium is quickly morphing into a fast-paced global city with a shiny new exterior. That’s not to say that the twisting alleyways, narrow houses and historic architecture have gone, but residents and planners are embracing the innovative architecture and glossy high-rise complexes that are shooting Hanoi straight into the future.