Bay City, Metro Manila

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Aerial view of Bay City
Bay City's Two E-com Center from Manila Bay

Bay City is the name for the reclamation area located west of Roxas Boulevard on Manila Bay in Metro Manila, the Philippines. The area is split between the cities of Manila and Pasay on the north side and Parañaque on the south.[1]

History[edit]

The plan was to reclaim 3,000 hectares of land in Manila Bay. The project, formerly known as Boulevard 2000,[2] was begun by Imelda Marcos in 1977, with the creation of the Public Estate Authority (now Philippine Reclamation Authority) to manage the project. By the end of the Marcos rule in 1986, 660 hectares had been reclaimed, including the 77-hectare (190-acre) Cultural Center of the Philippines complex.[1][3]

Description[edit]

The area is most well known for being home of the SM Mall of Asia, the third largest mall in the Philippines, and Entertainment City with Las Vegas-style casinos, amusement parks, theaters, hotels, residential buildings and resorts. The project is under the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) owned by the Philippine government. Entertainment City is Asia's newest gaming and entertainment complex that PAGCOR proposed on 8 km² of land on the reclamation area of Manila Bay. It lies on the western side of Roxas Boulevard in Parañaque and south of the SM Mall of Asia Complex. Investments to the project could reach up to $15 billion, which was scaled down from the more recent $20 billion budget announcement that had been previously announced in 2007. The first integrated resort complex to open in Entertainment City is Bloomberry-owned Solaire Resort & Casino on March 16, 2013. It was followed by City of Dreams Manila (soft opening December 14, 2014), Okada Manila (opened December 2016) and Resorts World Bayshore (opening in 2018). Although the PEA advertises Bay City as the "new business capital" of Manila, development is proceeding slowly.[1]

Bay City's other developments include residential condominiums and hotels. Among the first residential condominiums is Anchor Land Holdings' four-tower Solemare Parksuites which was launched in 2007. Another one is the Monarch Parksuites, a 17-storey luxury residential condominium that is located within Aseana City.

The main major road in this area is Macapagal Boulevard.

SM Mall of Asia in Bay City, Pasay.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nas, P (2005). Directors of urban change in Asia. Routledge. p. 159. ISBN 0-415-35089-1. 
  2. ^ "Reclamation". Philippine Reclamation Authority. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Cultural Center of the Philippines". Philippine Reclamation Authority. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 

Coordinates: 14°31′25″N 120°59′02″E / 14.52365°N 120.98384°E / 14.52365; 120.98384

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