Pearl of the Orient Tower

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Pearl of the Orient Tower
General information
Status Complete
Type Residential
Location 1240 Roxas Boulevard cor. Arquiza Street, Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Coordinates 14°34′36.84″N 120°58′46.41″E / 14.5769000°N 120.9795583°E / 14.5769000; 120.9795583Coordinates: 14°34′36.84″N 120°58′46.41″E / 14.5769000°N 120.9795583°E / 14.5769000; 120.9795583
Construction started 1999
Completed 2004
Opening 2004
Owner Philippine Estates Corporation
Height
Roof 168 m (551.18 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 42 above ground, 4 below ground
Floor area 125,500 m2 (1,350,870.76 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 6
Design and construction
Architect Nadel Architects, in cooperation with G & W Architects
Developer Pearl of the Orient Realty & Development Corporation
Structural engineer Ove Arup & Partners, in cooperation with F.C. Cebedo & Partners
References
[1][2][3][4][5]

The Pearl of the Orient Tower, previously known as Embassy Pointe Tower, is a residential skyscraper located in Manila, Philippines, owned by the Philippine Estates Corporation. Standing at 168 meters (551 feet), it is one of the tallest buildings in the City of Manila.[2] The building has 42 floors above ground, wherein 6 floors are for parking spaces, 5 floors for office and commercial purposes, 30 floors for luxury residential units, and 2 floors for penthouse units. There are also 4 basement levels for parking.[3][4][5]

Project team[edit]

The Pearl of the Orient Tower was designed by American architectural firm Nadel Architects, Inc., in cooperation with local architectural firm G & W Architects. Structural design was provided by Ove Arup & Partners, and was reviewed by Arup in cooperation with local engineering firm F.C. Cebedo & Partners.[3]

Other members of the design team are M.A. Alix & Partners (Fire Protection Works); and NBF Water & Wastewater Services (Now N.B. Franco Consulting Engineers - Sanitary and Plumbing Works).[3]

Project and construction management was handled by Constech Management Group.[3]

Location[edit]

The building is located along historic Roxas Boulevard along the Manila Bay side. It is nestled in the historic strip of Manila known for its cultural and economic vigor. Right across Roxas Boulevard is the Embassy of the United States, and a few blocks away the Robinsons Place Manila mall, the historical Luneta Park and the walled city of Intramuros. Also just within its area is the Quirino Grandstand, the new Manila Ocean Park, and three luxury hotels namely the Manila Hotel, Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila at Pedro Gil Street, and Waterfront Hotel Manila Pavillon. The last two hotels have a casino complex operated by Casino Filipino. A few kilometers away are the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Star City theme park, and the Manila Yacht Club.

Features[edit]

Among the building's features are 3 high speed elevators for residential floors, 2 high speed elevators for the office and commercial floors, and 1 high speed service elevator for the entire building. The building also has Video Phone Communicating System for residents; Centralized Air Conditioning System at Commercial and Office Areas; built-in CATV cable system; telephone lines; emergency power generator, and individual mail boxes. The building also has a helicopter landing pad at the roofdeck.[3]

The building's amenities include the City Club at the 13th floor, which includes a swimming pool and a kiddie pool, game rooms, function rooms, a gym, health spa, business center, and a fine-dining restaurant. The building also has an elegant and spacious lobby lounges.[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emporis.com Pearl of the Orient Tower
  2. ^ a b Skyscraperpage.com Pearl of the Orient Tower
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Pearl of the Orient Tower website Portfolio
  4. ^ a b Philippine Estates Corporation Embassy Pointe Tower
  5. ^ a b c The Philippine Star (c/o Newsflash website) November 8, 2004 A Gem of a Condominium in Roxas Boulevard

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