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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Philippine Skyscrapers

I will be starting a series featuring some of the country's tallest buildings. The following are considered the tallest among them.

PBCom Tower

The PBCOM Tower, the country's tallest building structure to date is designed by international architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Int'l., Ltd. Its exterior double-glazed, unitized curtain walls create an overall magnificent facade, reflecting a fine fusion of art and function. Stepping inside is an experience on its own, as its doors open to an elegant interplay of glass, natural stone and metal.
The building is a portrait of distinction, soaring at 52 storeys high plus an 8-level radio tower at the very vein of Makati City, the country's premier financial center.

Summit One Tower

The Summit One Tower is an office skyscraper located at Mandaluyong City, Philippines. Originally built as a condominium project called Paladium Summit, its height is placed at around 200 meters (other estimates place the building's height at around 160-170 meters only). The building, designed by Andrews and Partners has a total floor count of 49 storeys.

GT International Tower

The G.T. International Tower is an office skyscraper located in Makati City, Philippines, standing at 217 metres (712.93 feet). It is currently the second-tallest skyscraper in the Philippines withs 47 floors above ground, and 5 basement levels for parking. The tower is crowned with a 10-storey vertical fin which marks its presence in the Makati City skyline and provides a visual signature at the towers crown.
The building's design was made by local architectural firms GF & Partners Architects and Recio + Casas Architects, in cooperation with renowned international architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates as its design consultant.

Petron Megaplaza

The Petron Megaplaza is an office skyscraper located in Makati City, Philippines and currently holds the title as the third tallest building in Makati City, in Metro Manila, and in the Philippines as well. It has a total ground to architectural spire top height of 210 meters, soaring at 45 storeys high.
The building was designed by world renowned architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP.

Union Bank Plaza
Union Bank Plaza

Union Bank Plaza
Originally known as the World Finance Plaza, it became known as Union Bank Plaza when it was taken over by the real estate arm of Union Bank. The building was designed by renowned Filipino architectural firm Recio & Casas, with American architectural firm RTKL Associates as its design consultant.
It rises 206 metres (676 feet) from ground level to roof, and is currently the tallest complete building in Pasig City, and the 4th-tallest building in the Philippines. The building has 49 levels above ground, and 6 basement levels.

1322 Roxas Boulevard

The 1322 Golden Empire Tower, or previously known as 1322 Roxas Boulevard is a residential skyscraper located in Manila, Philippines. Standing at 203 metres (666 feet), it is the tallest building in the City of Manila, and is the fifth-tallest building in Metro Manila and in the Philippines. The building has 55 floors above ground, and 2 basement levels for parking. The building is also considered as one of the most luxurious condominium in the premier city of Manila.
The 1322 Golden Empire Tower was designed by international architectural firm Architecture International, in cooperation with local architectural firm GF & Partners Architects.

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  2. as i have read in Philippine Retirement Website these skyscrapers are product of continuously flow of foreign investors who wish to settle here in the Philippines... i just hope more and more investors will come so we could also have a hundred-floor building here... i noticed no one reach that height...just the half of that is the tallest here...

  3. They have some really crazy skyscrapers on that side of the world. You wouldn't expect it in poorer countries, but they can make some beautiful architecture.


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