St. Francis Square
|St. Francis Square|
Logo for BSA Twin Towers
The BSA Twin Towers
|Antenna spire||221 m (725 ft)|
|Roof||197.0 m (646.3 ft)|
|Top floor||196.80 m (645.7 ft)|
|Floor count||BSA Twin Towers: 55 floors|
St. Francis Square Mall: 4 floors
|Floor area||78,600.93 m2 (846,053.4 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||R. Villarosa Architects|
|Developer||St. Francis Square Group of Companies|
|Structural engineer||D.M. Consunji, Inc.|
|Main contractor||D.M. Consunji, Inc.|
The St. Francis Square is a complex of three buildings located in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Philippines. Groundbreaking and construction began in 1998 and was completed in 2000. Due to some controversies regarding the St. Francis Square Group of Companies, construction and the finishing of interiors were halted. Construction resumed in 2009 and the building was finished in 2011.
BSA Twin Towers
There are three buildings situated within the complex, but the most notable are the main two towers. Each stands 221 metres (725 ft) high, occupying a land area of 3,037.32 square metres (32,693 sq ft) of the site's land. Topped off since 2000, yet completed in 2011, the two towers became the 4th tallest buildings in the country. The two towers are supposedly to have a rooftop observation deck or a sky garden on its pyramid roof. It is also serves as a radio transmitter of the FM radio stations 90.7 Love Radio, 101.1 Yes The Best and 96.3 Easy Rock, all owned by Manila Broadcasting Company. At night, there is an neon light display at the top of the building, with logos of the St Francis Group of Companies, AUX Aircon, and HKTV (HongKong TV) seen on the roofs, giving it an iconic look to the Ortigas skyline.
St. Francis Square Mall
The St. Francis Square Mall is one of the buildings in the St. Francis Square complex. It stays at 4-storey and is a direct competitor of nearby malls due to its middle class shops. The mall and the Twin Towers are separated by a massive parking lot for the customers of the mall.
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