List of tallest buildings in Metro Manila

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Metro Manila, the most populous and the National Capital Region of the Philippines, is home to the tallest skyscrapers in the country. Prominent areas where skyscrapers stand are the Makati Central Business District and Rockwell Center in Makati; Ortigas Center in PasigMandaluyongQuezon City; Bonifacio Global City in Taguig–Makati; Ermita, Malate and Binondo in the City of Manila; Eastwood City and Araneta Center in Quezon City; Cybergate City in Mandaluyong; and Alabang in Muntinlupa.

The history of highrise buildings in Manila probably began with the construction of the eight-storey Manila Hotel in 1912, which is considered the first modern high-rise building in the Philippines.[citation needed] The constructions of high-rise buildings also shifted from the City of Manila to its surrounding area, including the transformation of Makati into the country's financial and business center in the 1960s.

Although there were numerous high-rise buildings standing in Metro Manila, the first skyscraper (150 meters and above) to rise in the metropolis was during the completion of the 44-storey Pacific Plaza Condominium in 1992, which has a 161-meter architectural top height. Since 2000, PBCom Tower is the tallest building in the Philippines.

The skyline of the Makati Central Business District in Metro Manila. (2013)

Tallest completed buildings[edit]

This list ranks the highest completed skyscrapers and buildings in Metro Manila, the National Capital Region of the Philippines. Buildings and skyscrapers listed here stand at least 150 metres (492 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. The list has been shortened because there is a very high number of highrise buildings, counting at least between 100 metres (328 ft) and 150 metres (492 ft) in Metro Manila.

An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

  Was the tallest building in the Philippines upon completion.
Rank Building Location Height
(m)
Floors Year
(est.)
Image Notes
1 PBCom Tower Makati CBD 259[1] 52 2000 July 9, 2005 - PBCom Tower.jpg Tallest office building in the Philippines.
2 Gramercy Residences Makati Poblacion
(Century City)
250[2] 73 2013 Gramercy residences - from Jupiter avenue 03.jpg Tallest residential building in the Philippines.
3 Discovery Primea Makati CBD 250[3][4] 68 2014
4= One Shangri-La Place North Tower Ortigas Center 227 64 2014
4= One Shangri-La Place South Tower Ortigas Center 227 64 2014
5 The Knightsbridge Residences Makati Poblacion
(Century City)
220[3] 64 2013
6 G.T. International Tower Makati CBD 217 47 2001 January 4, 2006 - GT International Tower.jpg
7= BSA Twin Tower 1 Ortigas Center 215 55 2000 The BSA Twin Towers at St. Francis Square.jpeg
7= BSA Twin Tower 2 Ortigas Center 215 55 2000 The BSA Twin Towers at St. Francis Square.jpeg
8= St. Francis Tower 1 Ortigas Center 213 60 2009 The St Francis Shangri La Place.png
8= St. Francis Tower 2 Ortigas Center 213 60 2009 The St Francis Shangri La Place.png
9= One Rockwell West Tower Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
210 55 2010
9= Petron Megaplaza Makati CBD 210 45 1998 April 18, 2005 - Petron Mega Plaza.jpg The tallest building in the Philippines from 1998-2000.
10 UnionBank Plaza Ortigas Center 206 49 2004 Tallest building in Pasig.
11 Greenbelt Lorenzo Tower Makati CBD 205 57 2009
12 1322 Golden Empire Tower Ermita 203 57 2002 Tallest building in the City of Manila.
13 One Corporate Centre Ortigas Center 202 45 2009
14= Philamlife Tower Makati CBD 200 48 2000
14= Summit One Tower Mandaluyong 200 49 1998
15 One Central Makati CBD 195 50 2013
16 8 Forbestown Road Bonifacio Global City 194 53 2013 Eight Forbestown Road Fort.jpg Tallest building in Taguig.
17 Anchor Skysuites Binondo 193 56 2013 Binondojf0505 33.JPG Tallest building in Binondo and all of Chinatown all over the world.[5]
18 RCBC Plaza Yuchengco Tower Makati CBD 192 46 2001 Rcbc plaza.jpg
19 The Infinity Fort Bonifacio Bonifacio Global City 190 53 2011 The Inbfinity and The South of Market NT, BGC.JPG
20 Alphaland Makati Tower Makati CBD 185 34 2013
21 One San Miguel Avenue Ortigas Center 183 54 2001
22= LKG Tower Makati CBD 180 38 2000
22= The Shang Grand Tower Makati CBD 180 46 2006
23= Pacific Plaza Tower 1 Bonifacio Global City 179 52 2001 Pacific Plaza II.jpg
23= Pacific Plaza Tower 2 Bonifacio Global City 179 52 2001 Pacific Plaza II.jpg
23= Atlanta Centre San Juan 179 37 1998
24 Birch Tower Malate 178[6] 52 2012 MalateManilajf2120 38.JPG
25= Aspire Tower Eastwood City 175 48 2012
25= Robinsons Equitable Tower Ortigas Center 175 45 1997 Tallest building in the Philippines from 1997-1998.
26= One Roxas Triangle Makati CBD 174 40 2000
26= Robinsons Summit Center Makati CBD 174 38 2001
26= Paragon Plaza Mandaluyong 174 43 1998
27 Enterprise Center Tower One Makati CBD 172 45 1999
28= The Residences at Greenbelt – Laguna Tower Makati CBD 171 48 2008
28= The Residences at Greenbelt – Manila Tower Makati CBD 171 48 2010
29= RCBC Plaza Tower 2 Makati CBD 170 41 2001
29= The BeauFort Tower 1 Bonifacio Global City 170 43 2013
29= The BeauFort Tower 2 Bonifacio Global City 170 43 2013
30 Pearl of the Orient Tower Ermita 168 42 2004
31 Discovery Suites Ortigas Center 167 40 1999 Tallest hotel building in the Philippines.
32= GA Twin Tower 1 Mandaluyong 165 40 2005
32= GA Twin Tower 2 Mandaluyong 165 40 2005
32= One Rockwell East Tower Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
165 45 2011
33 Rufino Pacific Tower Makati CBD 161 41 1994 May 14, 2005 - Rufino Tower!.jpg Tallest building in the Philippines from 1994-1997.
34= Ayala Tower One Makati CBD 160 35 1996 Pse ayala front center.gif First building in the Philippines known as a "skyscraper".
34= Orient Square Ortigas Center 160 38 1999
35 Lancaster Suites Tower 1 Mandaluyong 158 42 2007
36 Bellagio Golfview Three Bonifacio Global City 156 40 2010
37= Exportbank Plaza Makati CBD 155 36 1998
37= Rizal Tower Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
155 47 2000
38 Wharton Parksuites Binondo 154.6[7] 39 2012
39 BSA Grand Tower Makati CBD 154 37 1998
40 The World Centre Makati CBD 152 30 1995
41= Salcedo Park Tower 1 Makati CBD 151 45 1996
41= Salcedo Park Tower 2 Makati CBD 151 45 1996
42= Pacific Plaza Condominium Makati CBD 150 44 1992 Tallest building in the Philippines from 1992-1994.
42= Wynsum Corporate Plaza Makati CBD 150 35 2000
42= One Legazpi Park Makati CBD 150 45 2006
42= Joy~Nostalg Center Ortigas Center 150 40 2009
42= West Forbes Tower Bonifacio Global City 150 42
42= One McKinley Place Bonifacio Global City 150 43 2004 One McKinley Place I.jpg
42= Zuellig Building Makati CBD 150 42 2012
42= The Columns at Legazpi Village Tower 1 Makati CBD 150 41 2009
42= The Columns at Legazpi Village Tower 2 Makati CBD 150 41 2009
42= The Columns at Legazpi Village Tower 3 Makati CBD 150 41 2009
42= Bellagio Golfview Two Bonifacio Global City 150 38 2009

Tallest under construction or proposed[edit]

This lists buildings that are under construction, approved, planned, and proposed highrise and supertall buildings, that are expected to rise 150 metres (492 ft).

Name Location Height (m) Floors Expected completion Notes
Philippine Diamond Tower Triangle Park 612 200 2016 Approved
Skycity Mandaluyong 335 80 On-hold[8]
The Stratford Residences Makati Poblacion
(Picar Place)
312 76 2015 Under construction. When completed, it may be the tallest building in the Philippines.
Federal Land Tower Bonifacio Global City 282 66 Topped out
Kirov Tower, The Proscenium Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
260 58 Preparation
Century Spire Makati Poblacion
(Century City)
250 60 2018 Under-construction[9][10]
Trump Tower Manila Makati Poblacion
(Century City)
250 60 Under construction
Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila Bonifacio Global City 250 61 2014 Under construction[11]
The Royalton, Capital Commons Ortigas Center 230 65 Preparation
Corral Tower, The Proscenium Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
220 46 Preparation
The Suites at One Bonifacio High Street Bonifacio Global City 220 63 Under construction
The Shang Salcedo Makati CBD 220 67 Under construction
BDO Corporate Center Ortigas Center 210 50 Under construction[12]
The Skysuites Tower[13] Triangle Park 220 44 2012 On-hold
Park Terraces Point Tower Makati CBD 210 59 2015 Under construction[14]
St. Regis Residences Tower 1 Bonifacio Global City 210 55 Under construction
St. Regis Residences Tower 2 Bonifacio Global City 200 52 Under construction
Edades Tower and Garden Villas Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
205 53 Under construction
Net Park Bonifacio Global City 205 48 Under construction
Three Central Makati CBD 200 51 Under construction
AIC Empire Tower Ortigas Center 200 52 Under construction
Milano Residences Makati Poblacion
(Century City)
200 53 Under construction
Park Terraces Tower 1 and 2 Makati CBD 187 49 2015 Under construction[15][16]
Marco Polo Ortigas Ortigas Center 180 41 Under construction
Admiral Baysuites Malate 178.6[17] 53 Topped out
Avant Garde Residences Ortigas Center 179 45 2015 Under construction
Aspire Tower Bonifacio Global City 175 48 2013 Under construction
R Square Malate 174 50 Preparation
Twin Oaks Place Mandaluyong 173 43 2013 Under construction
The Beacon – Arnaiz Tower Makati CBD 170 50 2012 Under construction
Trion Towers Bonifacio Global City 170 49 2012 Under construction
Philippine Stock Exchange Tower Bonifacio Global City 160 30 2016 Under construction
The Beacon – Roces Tower Makati CBD 158 44 2011 Under construction
Lancaster Suites Tower 2 Mandaluyong 158 42 2012 Under construction

Tallest planned or proposed[edit]

Name Location Height (m) Floors Expected completion Notes
One Galleon Place Ortigas Center 400 75 Planned
The Block – Hyundai National Headquarters Bonifacio Global City 250 56 Proposed
Manila 1590 Binondo 200 60 2018 Proposed

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in the Philippines. Other buildings such as churches with tall spires may be taller but are not listed because there are no data available from the time Manila had its first building.

Name Location Years as tallest Height (m) Floors Image Notes
Manila Hotel Ermita 1912-1967 18 Manila hotel luneta (2012).jpg
Ramon Magsaysay Center Malate 1967-1968 70 18
Manila Pavilion Hotel Ermita 1968–1989 90 22
Pacific Star Building Makati CBD 1989–1991 112.5 29 Pacific Star Building.JPG
The Peak Tower Makati CBD 1991–1992 138 38
Pacific Plaza Condominium Makati CBD 1992–1994 150 44
Rufino Pacific Tower Makati CBD 1994–1997 162 41 May 14, 2005 - Rufino Tower!.jpg
Robinsons Equitable Tower Ortigas Center 1997–1998 175 45
Petron Megaplaza Makati CBD 1998–2000 210 45 April 18, 2005 - Petron Mega Plaza.jpg
PBCom Tower Makati CBD 2000–present 259 52 July 9, 2005 - PBCom Tower.jpg

See also[edit]

References[edit]