Ayala Avenue

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Ayala Avenue
Circumferential Road 3
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Length 1.9 km (1.2 mi)
Location Makati, Metro Manila
From Epifanio de los Santos Avenue in Barangay San Lorenzo
Major
junctions
Gil Puyat Avenue, Salcedo Street, V.A. Rufino Street, Paseo de Roxas, Makati Avenue, and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue
To Metropolitan Avenue in Barangay San Antonio

Ayala Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Makati, Philippines. It is one of the busiest roads in Metro Manila, crossing through the heart of the Makati Central Business District. Part of Ayala Avenue forms Circumferential Road 3. Because of the many businesses located along the avenue, Ayala Avenue is nicknamed the Wall Street of the Philippines. It is also a major link between Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and Metropolitan Avenue.

History[edit]

Ayala Avenue near Makati Avenue

Ayala Avenue's segment from Paseo de Roxas to Makati Avenue used to be a runway of the Nielson Airport, which was the first airport built in Luzon. The airport was destroyed during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines on December 10, 1941 and resumed operations after the end World War II in 1947. The runways were converted into a road in 1949 when the permanent facilities of the airport was passed on the owner of the land, the Ayala Corporation.

The runways' missing part to the main road (now Makati Avenue) was added. It later created new segments from Paseo de Roxas to Malugay Street, Malugay Street to Kamagong Street, and Kamagong Street to the tip part of South Avenue (which is from J.P. Rizal Avenue to Metropolitan Avenue) at Metropolitan Avenue. The last extension is a northbound lane connecting South Avenue. When the Manila Metro Rail Transit System was established, its flyover was added for left turns onto EDSA heading to Monumento.

Intersections[edit]

Ayala–Paseo de Roxas junction at night

This Avenue have Intersections. If Bold has a street crossings.

Makati Business Center, Makati City[edit]

Bel air, Makati City[edit]

Landmarks[edit]

Ayala Center[edit]

Main article: Ayala Center

The Ayala Center, which comprises eight distinct shopping centers, is partially located on Ayala Avenue, specifically the Glorietta complex, Greenbelt mall, and the 6750 building, as well as the Makati Shangri-La hotel.

Ayala Triangle[edit]

The Ayala Triangle

The Ayala Triangle is a sub-district of the Makati central business district, comprising the parcel of land between Ayala Avenue, Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas, as well as the buildings on those streets. Many multinational companies, banks and other major businesses are located within the triangle. A few upscale boutiques, restaurants and a park called Ayala Triangle Gardens are also located in the area.

PBCOM Tower[edit]

Main article: PBCOM Tower

PBCOM Tower, the tallest commercial building in the Philippines, is located at Ayala Avenue and V.A. Rufino Street. It serves as the headquarters of two Philippine banks: the Philippine Bank of Communications (the building's namesake), and East West Bank.

The Philippine Stock Exchange[edit]

One of the trading floors of the Philippine Stock Exchange is located on Ayala Avenue's Ayala Tower One, as well as the old building of the Makati Stock Exchange. Near the building is also a statue of politician Benigno Aquino, Jr., located at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas.

Government-owned buildings[edit]

  • Makati City Police Station
  • Makati City Fire Station (corner Yakal Street; Brgy. San Antonio)
  • Makati City Post Office

Other famous buildings[edit]

Ayala Avenue is home to many other landmark buildings, which house many large Philippine businesses including:

Other structures[edit]

References[edit]