5 Tallest Buildings in the Philippines


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1. PBCOM TOWER

The tallest building in the Philippines is strategically situated along Ayala Avenue right at the heart of the Makati Business District, which rises 259 meters (849.7 feet). The building is the home of the Philippine Bank of Communications, or PBCom, one of the oldest Philippine banks. It is currently the 118th-tallest building in the world. It was completed on year 2000.



The country’s tallest building structure to date was designed by local architectural firm GF & Partners Architects, in cooperation with international architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP; and structural design was provided by local engineering company Aromin & Sy + Associates.Project and construction management services was provided by I.A. Campbell & Associates, a Philippine-based project management company,while construction works was done by Samsung Engineering & Construction’s local branch Samsung Construction Company Philippines, Inc. Samsung is known as the builder of the world’s tallest buildings, including the Petronas Twin Towers, Taipei 101 and Burj Dubai.

Its exterior double-glazed, unitized curtain walls in aluminum frames, together with a monumental lighting effect, create a facade that reflects a fusion of art and function. Its interiors are an elegant interplay of glass, natural stone and metal. A landscaped garden in stepped podium also adds to the natural effect of the building’s design. The building also utilizes tinted insulated vision glass in full height for the curtain walls to seal off heat and noise.

2. G.T. INTERNATIONAL TOWER

 

G.T. International Tower is currently the second tallest building in the Philippines, soaring at 217 meters (712.93 feet). It is an office skyscraper located in Makati City. The “G.T.” in the name stands for George Ty, the building’s owner and chairman of the Metrobank Group.

The G.T. International Tower was developed by Federal Land, Inc., the real estate arm of the Metrobank Group. 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. Structural design was provided by Aromin & Sy + Associates, while the general contractor for the project was C-E Construction.

The tower is crowned with a 10-storey vertical fin. This fin marks its presence in the Makati City skyline and provides a visual signature at the towers crown. Although the G.T. International Tower opened in 2001, it was not formally inaugurated until 2004.

In 2002, the building was chosen as one of the best new skyscrapers of the year 2002 in the Emporis Skyscraper Award 2002. It is considered as one of the most prestigious office address in the country.



3. THE ST. FRANCIS SHANGRI-LA PLACE

 

Also known as The St. Francis Towers 1 & 2 are twin-tower residential condominium skyscrapers in Mandaluyong City. The towers are the 3rd tallest building in the Philippines, and are currently the tallest residential skyscraper and tallest twin towers in the Philippines with a height of 212.88 metres from the ground to its architectural spire. The building has 60 floors above ground, including a podium which connects the two towers, and 5 basement levels for parking, and are considered as one of the most prestigious residential buildings in the Philippines.



The St. Francis Shangri-La Place was masterplanned and designed by Wong Tung International Ltd., in cooperation with local architectural firm Recio + Casas Architects. The towers were completed and opened in 2009.

4. PETRON MEGAPLAZA

 

The Petron Megaplaza is an office skyscraper located in Makati City. It previously held the title as the tallest building in the Philippines from 1998 when it surpassed the then tallest building in the country, the Rufino Pacific Tower, until 2000 when the current tallest building, the PBCom Tower, was topped-off. It has a total ground to architectural spire top height of 210 meters, soaring at 45 storeys high.

The developer and owner of Petron Megaplaza is Megaworld Corporation, one of the largest real estate companies in the Philippines. The word “Mega” in Megaplaza is in recognition of Megaworld Corporations’ participation and ownership of the building.

The building was designed by world renowned architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, while the structural design works was made well known Philippine engineering firm Aromin + Sy & Associates, in cooperation with another internationally known engineering company Ove Arup & Partners (presently known as Arup). Construction works was undertaken by D.M. Consunji, Inc., one of the largest general contractors in the country.

5. UNIONBANK PLAZA

 

UnionBank Plaza is an office skyscraper located in Pasig City, Philippines. It rises 206 metres (676 feet) from ground level to roof, and is currently the tallest complete building in Pasig City.

Originally the building is owned and developed by Megaworld Corporation, and was known as the World Finance Plaza, but during construction the project was taken over by Union Properties, Inc., the real estate arm of Union Bank of the Philippines, and was renamed “UnionBank Plaza”.

UnionBank Plaza was designed by renowned Filipino architectural firm Recio & Casas,with American architectural firm RTKL Associates as its design consultant.

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