The Gramercy Residences

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The Gramercy Residences
Gramercy residences - from Jupiter avenue 03.jpg
The Gramercy Residences as of January 20, 2012.
General information
Status Complete
Type Residential
Location Kalayaan Avenue in Century City, Barangay Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Construction started 5 October 2007
Completed 2013
Opening March 4, 2013[1]
Cost Php 5,500,000,000
Owner Century Properties Inc.
Management Century Property Management Corp.
Height
Roof 302 m (990.8 ft)[2]
Technical details
Floor count 73
Floor area 118,000 m2 (1,270,141.43 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 8
Design and construction
Architect Jerde Partnership International, in collaboration with Roger Villarosa Architects & Associates
Developer Century City Development Corp.
Structural engineer Ove Arup & Partners (Hong Kong)
References
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The Gramercy Residences, also known as The Gramercy Residences at Century City, is a residential high-rise condominium in Makati City, Philippines. It is the first of several building projects to be built at the new Century City area along Kalayaan Avenue.

The building takes its name from Gramercy Park, a fenced-in private park in one of Manhattan, New York City's prestigious neighborhoods.[4] Originally planned to be a 65-storey building, it was announced to have 73 floors above ground with a total height of 250 meters (820.2 feet) from ground to its architectural top.[7] The height and number of floors are still subject to possible increase upon announcement by its developer, Century City Development Corporation. As of January 11, 2011, the Gramercy Residences is topped out after having reached the 73rd floor.[8]

Location[edit]

The Gramercy Residences is located within the former location of the 4.8-hectare International School of Manila, of which 3.4 hectares was sold to Century Properties Corporation (the remaining was sold to Picar Properties) in a bidding by the Philippine government in 2007. Situated along Kalayaan Avenue, it is just a block away from the busy entertainment area along Makati Avenue. It is also about a few blocks away from the Makati Central Business District, the capital's financial, cultural and entertainment hub.[4]

Design and construction team[edit]

The Gramercy Residences was planned and designed by California-based architectural group Jerde Partnership International, in collaboration with Philippine architectural firm Roger Villarosa Architects & Associates.[5] Structural design and engineering is provided by Hong Kong-based firm Ove Arup & Partners. Project and construction management is being handled by local firm Nova Construction + Development.[6]

Feature[edit]

The main attraction of the building will be its Skypark. Located on the 36th floor, it will have three-story waterfalls, multi-level infinity edge pools, lagoon pools, a designer restaurant, health club, café, spa, a garden island within a reflecting pool, and a cantilevering walkway — a pathway suspended in mid-air with infinity pools on one side and a glass handrail on the outside. The Skypark will traverse the entire width of the building.[4][9][10]

Gramercy residences night view
Gramercy residences - 37th. Floor

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Coordinates: 14°33′55″N 121°01′42″E / 14.56528°N 121.02833°E / 14.56528; 121.02833