G.T. International Tower
|G.T. International Tower|
|Location||6813 Ayala Avenue corner H.V. dela Costa Street, Makati, Philippines|
|Owner||Philippine Securities Corporation|
|Management||Jones Lang LaSalle Leechiu|
|Antenna spire||217.3 m (712.93 ft)|
|Roof||181.1 m (594.16 ft)|
|Floor count||47 above ground, 5 underground|
|Floor area||82,773 m2 (890,961.16 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||GF & Partners Architects, Recio + Casas Architects, Gozar Planners Phils. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (design consultant)|
|Developer||Federal Land, Inc.|
|Structural engineer||Aromin & Sy + Associates, Inc.|
|Main contractor||C-E Construction Corporation|
G.T. International Tower is an office skyscraper located in Makati, Philippines. The "G.T." in the name stands for George Ty, the building's owner and chairman of the Metrobank Group. Standing at 217 meters (712.93 feet), it is currently the 9th-tallest building in the country and Metro Manila as well. The building has 47 floors above ground, and 5 basement levels for parking.
Design and Construction
The G.T. International Tower was developed by Federal Land, Inc., the real estate arm of the Metrobank Group. The building's design was made by local architectural firms GF & Partners Architects and Gozar Planners Philippines, in cooperation with renowned international architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates as its design consultant. Structural design was provided by Aromin & Sy + Associates, while the general contractor for the project was CIWIConstruction.
The tower is crowned with a 10-storey vertical fin. This fin marks its presence in the Makati City skyline and provides a visual signature at the towers crown. Although the G.T. International Tower opened in 2001, it was not formally inaugurated until 2004.
The building is located at the corner of Makati's Ayala Avenue and H.V. Dela Costa Street, and it's also near the headquarters of BDO a rival bank of Metrobank the main asset of the building's owner George Ty. It's situated near the entrance of the Makati Central Business District from Gil Puyat Avenue. It is a walk away from most of Makati's other major office and residential buildings, including the current tallest building in the country, the PBCom Tower, and is easily accessible by public transport along Ayala Avenue.
- Emporis.com G.T. International Tower, Makati
- Skyscraperpage.com G.T. International Tower
- GF & Partners Architects Website Projects
- Aromin & Sy + Associates Our Projects
- Jones Lang LaSalle Leechiu Website GT Tower
- Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Tallest Buildings in the Philippines (as of April 2008) Archived March 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- Official Website of the Republic of the Philippines GMA inaugurates 50-storey GT International Tower
- G.T. International Tower at Emporis
- G.T. International Tower at Skyscraperpage.com
- Location Map of G.T. International Tower at Ayala Maps website