G.T. International Tower

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G.T. International Tower
January 4, 2006 - GT International Tower.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 6813 Ayala Avenue corner H.V. dela Costa Street, Makati City, Philippines
Coordinates 14°33′35.62″N 121°1′0.79″E / 14.5598944°N 121.0168861°E / 14.5598944; 121.0168861Coordinates: 14°33′35.62″N 121°1′0.79″E / 14.5598944°N 121.0168861°E / 14.5598944; 121.0168861
Construction started 1999
Opening 2001
Owner Philippine Securities Corporation
Management Jones Lang LaSalle Leechiu
Height
Antenna spire 217.3 m (712.93 ft)
Roof 181.1 m (594.16 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 47 above ground, 5 underground
Floor area 82,773 m2 (890,961.16 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 15
Design and construction
Architect GF & Partners Architects, Recio + Casas Architects, Gozar Planners Phils. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (design consultant)
Developer Federal Land, Inc.
Structural engineer Aromin & Sy + Associates, Inc.
Main contractor C-E Construction Corporation
References
[1][2][3][4][5][6]

G.T. International Tower is an office skyscraper located in Makati City, Philippines. The "G.T." in the name stands for George Ty, the building's owner and chairman of the Metrobank Group. Standing at 217 meters (712.93 feet), it is currently the 3rd-tallest building in the country and Metro Manila as well.[2][6] The building has 47 floors above ground, and 5 basement levels for parking.[2]

Design and Construction[edit]

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 Gozar Planners Philippines, 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.[1] 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.[7]

It is considered as one of the most prestigious office address in the country.

Location[edit]

The building is located at the corner of Makati City's Ayala Avenue and H.V. Dela Costa Street, and it's also near the headquarters of BDO a rival bank of Metrobank the main asset of the building's owner George Ty. It's situated near the entrance of the Makati Central Business District from Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue. It is a walk away from most of Makati's other major office and residential buildings, including the current tallest building in the country, the PBCom Tower, and is easily accessible by public transport along Ayala Avenue.

Building[edit]

The building will also household Offices including Toyota Motor (Philippines) Corp, AXA Philippines, Merck Inc, Federal Land, Inc., Orix Metro Corporation, Robert Browns Wear Inc (Moose Gear & Moose Girl Apparel), Svenson Hair Institute, Marie France, Facial Care Centre, &, Metrobank, Magna Ikya Infotech. Inc.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Emporis.com G.T. International Tower, Makati
  2. ^ a b c Skyscraperpage.com G.T. International Tower
  3. ^ GF & Partners Architects Website Projects
  4. ^ Aromin & Sy + Associates Our Projects
  5. ^ Jones Lang LaSalle Leechiu Website GT Tower
  6. ^ a b Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Tallest Buildings in the Philippines (as of April 2008)
  7. ^ Official Website of the Republic of the Philippines GMA inaugurates 50-storey GT International Tower

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