Ayala Tower One

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Tower One & Exchange Plaza
2017-12-01-Ayala Tower One.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type office
Location 6767 Ayala Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas, Makati, Philippines
Coordinates 14°33′23.27″N 121°1′20.44″E / 14.5564639°N 121.0223444°E / 14.5564639; 121.0223444Coordinates: 14°33′23.27″N 121°1′20.44″E / 14.5564639°N 121.0223444°E / 14.5564639; 121.0223444
Construction started 1993
Completed 1996
Opening 1996
Owner Ayala Corporation
Management Ayala Property Management Corporation
Roof 160 m (524.93 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 35 above ground
Lifts/elevators 15
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP
Developer Ayala Land, Inc.
Structural engineer Aromin & Sy + Associates, Inc.
Main contractor D.M. Consunji, Inc. (DMCI), Local Architect of Record: Leandro V. Locsin & Partners

Tower One & Exchange Plaza is one of the tallest and most well-known skyscrapers in the Philippines. It is located in the Makati Central Business District and has a height of 160 metres (525 feet). The building has 35 floors above ground level, and is originally planned to be the first of three towers for the Ayala Triangle. Plans for the construction of the two additional buildings did not materialize though.

Tower One & Exchange Plaza was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP. Leandro V. Locsin & Partners was the local architect of record.[2][3] The building is owned by Ayala Land, a subsidiary of the Ayala Corporation, which is headquartered in the building (see Ownership). Other institutions headquartered at Ayala Tower One include the primary trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange and Banco de Oro Universal Bank (BDO). It is the headquarters of the Ayala Corporation, the company that built the Makati Central Business District.


The building is located at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas, on one of the three ends of the Ayala Triangle. Tower One & Exchange Plaza is located near two other famous buildings, the headquarters of Bank of the Philippine Islands, an Ayala Corporation company, and the former main office of Insular Life.


Ayala Tower One during daytime.

This building was built solely as a response to the Philippine Stock Exchange relocating from Makati to the Tektite Towers - West Tower in Ortigas Center. Ayala Land was hoping that the Philippine Stock Exchange would reconsider its plan. It did not completely succeed with its attempt to keep the stock exchange exclusively in Makati since the Philippine Stock Exchange ultimately decided to have two trading floors: one each in Makati and Ortigas Center. But the building did become one of the most prestigious office towers in the country.[4]


The building is strata title having multiple unit owners.


  1. ^ List of Makati Projects
  2. ^ a b D.M. Consunji, Inc. Signature Projects - Ayala Triangle
  3. ^ a b Aromin & Sy + Associates, Inc. Projects - Ayala Tower Archived March 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Emporis.com Tower One & Exchange Plaza

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