G.T. International Tower

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G.T. Tower International
January 4, 2006 - GT International Tower.jpg
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
Location6813 Ayala Avenue corner H.V. dela Costa Street, Makati, Philippines
Coordinates14°33′35.62″N 121°1′0.79″E / 14.5598944°N 121.0168861°E / 14.5598944; 121.0168861Coordinates: 14°33′35.62″N 121°1′0.79″E / 14.5598944°N 121.0168861°E / 14.5598944; 121.0168861
Construction started1999
Opening2001
OwnerPhilippine Securities Corporation
ManagementJones Lang LaSalle Leechiu
Height
Antenna spire217.3 m (712.93 ft)
Roof181.1 m (594.16 ft)
Technical details
Floor count47 above ground, 5 underground
Floor area82,773 m2 (890,961.16 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators15
Design and construction
ArchitectGF & Partners Architects, Recio + Casas Architects, Gozar Planners Phils. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (design consultant)
DeveloperFederal Land, Inc.
Structural engineerAromin & Sy + Associates, Inc.
Main contractorC-E Construction Corporation
References
[1][2][3][4][5][6]

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 12th-tallest building in the country and Metro Manila as well.[2][6] The building has 47 floors above ground, and 5 basement levels for parking.[2]

On 29 January 2019, French urban climber Alain Robert climbed the building and was arrested upon finishing his descent.[7]

Design and Construction[edit]

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.[1] 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.[8]

Location[edit]

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 second tallest building in the country, the PBCom Tower, and is easily accessible by public transport along Ayala Avenue.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Emporis.com G.T. International Tower, Makati
  2. ^ a b c Skyscraperpage.com G.T. International Tower
  3. ^ GF & Partners Architects Website Projects
  4. ^ Aromin & Sy + Associates Our Projects Archived 2011-08-11 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Jones Lang LaSalle Leechiu Website GT Tower Archived 2008-10-12 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Tallest Buildings in the Philippines (as of April 2008) Archived March 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "'French Spiderman' Alain Robert climbs Makati skyscraper". ABS-CBNnews.com. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  8. ^ Official Website of the Republic of the Philippines GMA inaugurates 50-storey GT International Tower

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