Manila Central Post Office
|Manila Central Post Office|
The Manila Central Post Office
|Address||Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila 1000|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Juan M. Arellano|
The Manila Central Post Office is the central post office of the city of Manila, Philippines. It is the head office of the Philippine Postal Corporation, and houses the country's main mail sorting-distribution operations.
Designed by Juan M. Arellano, the post office building was built in neoclassical architecture in 1926. It was severely damaged in World War II, and rebuilt in 1946 preserving most of its original design.
The location of the Post Office building in the Ermita district of the city east of Intramuros, was part of the plan of Daniel Burnham for the city of Manila, which placed the building on the frontage of the Pasig River for easy water transportation of mails. Its central location with converging avenues made the building readily accessible from all sides. The building's main entrance faces the Liwasang Bonifacio.
View of the Manila Post Office from Jones Bridge (February 3, 2012).
- Philippine Postal Corporation - History
- Moore, Charles (1921). "Daniel Burnham: Planner of Cities". Houghton Mifflin and Co., Boston and New York.
- http://www.mb.com.ph/historical-building-eyed-as-senate-office/, retrieved 2014-01-09 Missing or empty
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