List of tallest buildings in Metro Manila

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Metro Manila, the most populous metropolitan area in the Philippines, the seat of government and also the National Capital Region, is home to the tallest skyscrapers in the country. Prominent areas where skyscrapers stand are the Makati Central Business District and Makati Poblacion in Makati; Ortigas Center in PasigMandaluyongQuezon City; Bonifacio Global City in Taguig; Ermita, Malate and Binondo in the City of Manila; Eastwood City and Araneta Center in Quezon City; Robinsons Cybergate in Mandaluyong; and Alabang in Muntinlupa.

The history of highrise buildings in Manila probably began with the construction of the eight-storey Manila Hotel in 1912, which is considered the first modern high-rise building in the Philippines.[citation needed] The constructions of high-rise buildings also shifted from the City of Manila to its surrounding area, including the transformation of Makati into the country's financial and business center in the 1960s.

The first skyscraper (150 meters and above) in the metropolis is the 44-storey Pacific Plaza Condominium, which was completed in 1992. The Federal Land Tower (Metrobank Financial Center) is the tallest building in the Philippines since its completion in 2017 with the pinnacle height of 318 meters (1,043 ft).

Tallest completed buildings[edit]

This list ranks the highest completed skyscrapers and buildings in Metro Manila — the National Capital Region of the Philippines. These stand at least 150 metres (492 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. The list has a minimum height limit because there is a large number of highrises below that in Metro Manila and the term skyscraper usually refers to buildings as tall and taller.

An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more structures, and the "Year" column indicates the year in which it was completed. Some authoritative sources are The Skyscraper Center and Emporis.

As of Jan 2018, there are 74 buildings in the list below. However, there are still more than 40 buildings planned to be completed by the end of 2020.[1] Statistics for the last decade are:

     Was the tallest building in the Philippines upon completion

Rank Building Location Height Floors Year (est.) Image Notes
1 Grand Hyatt Manila Taguig, Metro Manila 318 m
(1,043 ft)
66 2017 Federal Land Tower.jpg The tallest building in the Philippines since its completion earlier in 2017.
2 PBCom Tower Makati, Metro Manila 259 m
(850 ft)
52 2000 Pbcom Tower March 2019.jpg The tallest building in the Philippines, 2000-2017
3 Trump Tower Manila Makati, Metro Manila 251 m
(823 ft)
52 2017 09322jfSalamanca Neptune Street Kalayaan Avenue Hotels Makati Cityfvf 40.jpg
4 The Gramercy Residences Makati, Metro Manila 250 m
(820 ft)[2]
73 2012 Gramercy residences - from Jupiter avenue 03.jpg 3rd tallest residential building in the Philippines.
Discovery Primea Makati, Metro Manila 250 m
(820 ft)
67 2015 Discovery Primea 1.jpg
Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila Taguig, Metro Manila 250 m
(820 ft)
63 2016 Shangri-La Hotel, Bonifacio Global City.jpg
5 Shang Salcedo Place Makati, Metro Manila 249.80 m
(819.6 ft)
67 2017 The Shang Salcedo Place.jpg
6 The Imperium at Capitol Commons Pasig, Metro Manila 240 m
(790 ft)
62 2019 Topped out as of 2019
7 Grand Riviera Suites Manila, Metro Manila 230 m
(750 ft)
57 2014
8 One Shangri-La Place Tower North Makati, Metro Manila 227 m
(745 ft)
64 2014 One Shangri-La Place.jpg
One Shangri-La Place Tower South Makati, Metro Manila 227 m
(745 ft)
64 2014 One Shangri-La Place.jpg
9 The Skysuites Tower Quezon City, Metro Manila 223 m
(732 ft)
50 2019 Skysuites Tower and DILG-Napolcom Center (EDSA cor. Quezon Avenue, Quezon City)(2018-02-07).jpg
10 GT International Tower Makati, Metro Manila 217 m
(712 ft)
47 2001 January 4, 2006 - GT International Tower.jpg
11 BSA Twin Tower 1 Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 215 m
(705 ft)
55 2011 BSA Twin Towers Manila.jpg
BSA Twin Tower 2 Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 215 m
(705 ft)
55 2011 BSA Twin Towers Manila.jpg
12 The St. Francis Shangri-La Place Tower A Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 213 m
(699 ft)
60 2009 Shangri-La Towers Panarama, Manila, Philippines - panoramio.jpg
The St. Francis Shangri-La Place Tower B Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 213 m
(699 ft)
60 2009 Shangri-La Towers Panarama, Manila, Philippines - panoramio.jpg
13 One Rockwell West Tower Makati, Metro Manila 210 m
(690 ft)
55 2010 Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines - panoramio (1).jpg
Petron Megaplaza Makati, Metro Manila 210 m
(690 ft)
45 1998 April 18, 2005 - Petron Mega Plaza.jpg The tallest building in the Philippines from 1998—2000
The Knightsbridge Residences Makati, Metro Manila 210 m
(690 ft)
64 2014
BDO Corporate Center Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 210 m
(690 ft)
47 2015 BDO Corporate Center.jpg
14 UnionBank Plaza Pasig, Metro Manila 206 m
(676 ft)
49 2004 PLDT Ortigas Center, Ortigas Skyline - panoramio.jpg
15 The Residences at Greenbelt – San Lorenzo Tower Makati, Metro Manila 205 m
(673 ft)
57 2009 Makati City.JPG
Edades Tower Makati, Metro Manila 205 m
(673 ft)
53 2014
16 1322 Golden Empire Tower Manila, Metro Manila 203 m
(666 ft)
57 2002 1322 Golden Empire Tower in 2016.jpg
17 One Corporate Centre Pasig, Metro Manila 202 m
(663 ft)
45 2009
18 Philamlife Tower Makati, Metro Manila 200 m
(660 ft)
48 2000 Philam Life Tower.jpg
Summit One Tower Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 200 m
(660 ft)
49 1998
Milano Residences Metro Manila 200 m
(660 ft)
Three Central Tower 2 Metro Manila 200 m
(660 ft)
53 2016
The Viridian in Greenhills Metro Manila 200 m
(660 ft)
53 2018
19 One Central Makati Makati, Metro Manila 195 m
(640 ft)
50 2013
20 8 Forbestown Road Taguig, Metro Manila 194 m
(636 ft)
53 2013 Eight Forbestown Road Fort.jpg One of the tallest buildings in Bonifacio Global City.
21 Anchor Skysuites City of Manila, Metro Manila 193 m
(633 ft)
56 2013 Binondojf0505 33.JPG Tallest building in Binondo and all of Chinatown all over the world[3]
22 RCBC Plaza Yuchengco Tower Makati, Metro Manila 192 m
(630 ft)
46 2001 Rcbc plaza.jpg
23 The Infinity Fort Bonifacio Taguig, Metro Manila 190 m
(620 ft)
53 2011 The Inbfinity and The South of Market NT, BGC.JPG
24 Tower 6789 Makati, Metro Manila 185 m
(607 ft)
34 2013
25 One San Miguel Avenue Pasig, Metro Manila 183 m
(600 ft)
54 2001 Pic geo photos - ph=mm=pasig=ortigas center=san miguel ave.-one san miguel ave. -philippines--2015-0526--ls-.JPG
26 LKG Tower Makati, Metro Manila 180 m
(590 ft)
38 2000
The Shang Grand Tower Makati, Metro Manila 180 m
(590 ft)
46 2006
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila Pasig, Metro Manila 180 m
(590 ft)
41 2014
27 Pacific Plaza Towers Taguig, Metro Manila 179 m
(587 ft)
52 2001 Pacific Plaza II.jpg
Atlanta Centre San Juan, Metro Manila 179 m
(587 ft)
37 1998 Atlanta Center - Aerial Shot From BSA Twin Towers Ortigas (Annapolis, Greenhills, San Juan; 2015-05-26).jpg
28 Birch Tower City of Manila, Metro Manila 178 m
(584 ft)[4]
52 2012 MalateManilajf2120 38.JPG
29 Aspire Tower Quezon City, Metro Manila 175 m
(574 ft)
48 2012
Robinsons Equitable Tower Pasig, Metro Manila 175 m
(574 ft)
45 1997 Tallest building in the Philippines from 1997—1998
30 One Roxas Triangle Makati, Metro Manila 174 m
(571 ft)
40 2000 08983jfUrdaneta Zuellig Building One Roxas Triangle Paseo de Roxas Gil Puyat Makati Avenuesfvf 05.jpg
Robinsons Summit Center Makati, Metro Manila 174 m
(571 ft)
38 2001
Paragon Plaza Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 174 m
(571 ft)
43 1998
31 Twin Oaks Place Tower 1 Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 173 m
(568 ft)
43 2018 Twin Oaks Place.jpg
Twin Oaks Place Tower 2 Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 173 m
(568 ft)
43 2018 Twin Oaks Place.jpg
32 Enterprise Center Tower One Makati, Metro Manila 172 m
(564 ft)
45 1999
33 The Residences at Greenbelt‑Laguna Tower Makati, Metro Manila 171 m
(561 ft)
48 2008 Makati City.JPG
The Residences at Greenbelt‑Manila Tower Makati, Metro Manila 171 m
(561 ft)
48 2010 Makati City.JPG
34 RCBC Plaza Tower 2 Makati, Metro Manila 170 m
(560 ft)
41 2001
The BeauFort Taguig, Metro Manila 170 m
(560 ft)
43 2013 The Beaufort East Tower.jpg
35 Pearl of the Orient Tower City of Manila, Metro Manila 168 m
(551 ft)
42 2004 1322 Golden Empire Tower in 2016.jpg
36 Discovery Suites Pasig, Metro Manila 167 m
(548 ft)
40 1999 Discovery Suites.jpg Tallest hotel building in the Philippines
37 GA Twin Towers Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 165 m
(541 ft)
40 2005 09042jfBarangays Malamig Barangka Ibaba Itaas Drive GA Towers Mandaluyong Cityfvf 17.jpg
38 One Rockwell East Tower Makati, Metro Manila 165 m
(541 ft)
45 2011
39 Rufino Pacific Tower Makati, Metro Manila 161 m
(528 ft)
41 1994 May 14, 2005 - Rufino Tower!.jpg Tallest building in the Philippines from 1994—1997
40 Ayala Tower One Makati, Metro Manila 160 m
(520 ft)
35 1996 Pse ayala front center.gif First building in the Philippines to be known as a "skyscraper"
Orient Square Pasig, Metro Manila 160 m
(520 ft)
38 1999
41 Lancaster Suites One Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 158 m
(518 ft)
42 2007
42 Bellagio Golfview Three Taguig, Metro Manila 156 m
(512 ft)
40 2010 Bellagio Tower III.jpg
43 Exportbank Plaza Makati, Metro Manila 155 m
(509 ft)
36 1998 Exportbank Plaza.jpg
Rizal Tower Makati, Metro Manila 155 m
(509 ft)
47 2000 Rizal Tower Condo, Rockwell, Makati, Philipines - panoramio.jpg
Zuellig Building Makati, Metro Manila 155 m
(509 ft)
42 2012 Zuellig Building 2017.jpg
44 Wharton Parksuites City of Manila, Metro Manila 154.6 m
(507 ft)[5]
39 2012
45 BSA Grand Tower Makati, Metro Manila 154 m
(505 ft)
37 1998
46 The World Centre Makati, Metro Manila 152 m
(499 ft)
30 1995
47 Salcedo Park Twin Towers Makati, Metro Manila 151 m
(495 ft)
45 1996
48 Bellagio Golfview Two Taguig, Metro Manila 150 m
(490 ft)
38 2009 The Bellagio II Tower.jpg
The Columns at Legazpi Village Makati, Metro Manila 150 m
(490 ft)
41 2009
Joy‑Nostalg Center Pasig, Metro Manila 150 m
(490 ft)
40 2009 Oakwood Ortigas.JPG
One Legazpi Park Makati, Metro Manila 150 m
(490 ft)
45 2006
Pacific Plaza Condominium Makati, Metro Manila 150 m
(490 ft)
44 1992 Tallest building in the Philippines from 1992—1994; tallest observation tower in the Philippines
West Forbes Tower Makati, Metro Manila 150 m
(490 ft)
42


Buildings which almost qualify are One McKinley Place (149 m)[6][7] in Bonifacio Global City and Mandarin Square (149 m)[8][7] in Binondo, as well as the three towers of Light Residences (147 m)[9] and 8 Wack Wack Road (147 m)[10] in Mandaluyong.

Skyline[edit]

The skyline of Ortigas Center (2016)
The skyline of Manila from the Manila Bay (2008)

Tallest completed twin buildings[edit]

Twin towers refer to identical structure buildings including condominiums, apartments, offices and hotels.[11] This list overlaps with the first list above but also includes those taller than 100 m. Ortigas Center's One Shangri-La Place Twin Towers is one of the top 20 tallest twin buildings in the world.

Rank Name Location Height (max) Floors (t1/t2) Year Notes
1 One Shangri-La Place Twin Towers Ortigas Center 227 m (745 ft) 64/64 2014 Tallest twin towers in the Philippines
2 BSA Twin Towers Ortigas Center 216 m (709 ft) 55/55 2000
3 The St. Francis Shangri-La Place Ortigas Center 213 m (699 ft) 60/60 2009
4 Pacific Plaza Towers Bonifacio Global City 179 m (587 ft) 49/49 2001 Second tallest buildings in Bonifacio Global City
5 Twin Oaks Place Mandaluyong 173 m (568 ft) 43/43 2018
6 The BeauFort Towers Bonifacio Global City 170 m (558 ft) 43/43 2013
7 GA Twin Towers Mandaluyong 165 m (541 ft) 30/30 2005
8 Salcedo Park Twin Towers Makati CBD 151 m (495 ft) 45/45 1996
9 The Columns at Legazpi Village Makati CBD 150 m (492 ft) 41/41 2009
10 Insular Life Corporate Towers Alabang 140 m (459 ft) 34/34 2001
11 Wack Wack Twin Towers Mandaluyong 140 m (459 ft) 30/30 1994
12 Robinsons Place Residences Ermita 137 m (449 ft) 38/38 2002

Tallest under construction or proposed[edit]

As of mid 2017, this lists more than 40 highrise and supertall buildings under construction or preparation that are expected to rise 150 metres (492 ft) or more in Metro Manila.

The Philippine Diamond Tower, estimated to have a height of 612 m and finished by 2019, is a broadcast tower, not a residential or commercial building (but was cancelled due to unknown reasons). Skycity, estimated to have a height of 335 m but troubled by a lawsuit, only has had excavation work done and has been on-hold with no construction progress since 2005.[12]

Topping out (or topping off) is when the last beam (or its equivalent) is placed atop a structure. For convenience, the entries of the sortable table is arranged alphabetically.

The two tallest entries in the table are The Stratford Residences at 312 m and The Proscenium – Iconique Tower at 300 m.[13]

Name Location Height (m) Floors Expected completion Notes
Admiral Grandsuites Manila 179 53 2018 Under construction
Alphaland Makati Place 2[14] Makati 191 50 2017 Topped out
Anchor Grandsuites (Manila 1590) Manila 200 63 2019 Under construction
Avila Tower 1 (South) Quezon City
(Circulo Verde)
167 44 2018 Topped Out
Ayala Tower Two Makati CBD 180 45 2020 Under construction
Century Spire Makati Poblacion
(Century City)
250 60 2019 Under-construction[15]
DDT Sky Tower Quezon City 280 62 2024 Under Construction[16]
East Gallery Place Bonifacio Global City 193 51 2019 Under Construction
Garden Towers 1 Makati CBD 200 54 2019 Under construction
Garden Towers 2 Makati CBD 215 60 2019 Under Construction
Alveo Financial Tower Makati 185.9 49 2019 Under Construction
Jollibee Tower Mandaluyong 150 40 2019 Under Construction
Icone Tower Bonifacio Global City 275 36 2021 Preparation
Kroma Tower Makati 157 52 2019 Topped Off
Movenpick Hotel & Residences Makati Poblacion
(Picar Place)
280 ± 20 70 2020 Under construction
Noble Place Manila 170 47 2018 Topped Off
Park Royal Ongpin Manila 210 52 2019 Preparation
Park Terraces 2 Makati CBD 187 49 2018 Topped Off
Park Terraces Point Tower Makati CBD 210 59 2018 Topped Off
R Square Residences Malate 174 50 2019 Preparation
Roxas Triangle Tower 2 Makati 174 51 2019 Under Construction
One Eastwood Avenue, Tower 2 Quezon City
(Eastwood City)
189 52 2019 Under Construction
SM Keppel Tower Mandaluyong 210 47 2019 Under Construction
The Estate Makati Makati 276.8 54 2023 Preparation
The Mega Tower Mandaluyong 250 50 2020 Under Construction
The Proscenium – Kirov Tower Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
220 58 2019 Under construction (1 of 5)
The Proscenium – Sakura Tower Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
175 46 2019 Under Construction (2 of 5)
The Proscenium – Lincoln Tower Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
179 47 2019 Under Construction (3 of 5)
The Proscenium - Lorraine Tower Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
179 47 2019 Under Construction (4 of 5)
The Proscenium – Iconique Tower Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
300 60 2019 Under Construction (5 of 5).
The Royalton, Capital Commons Ortigas Center 230 65 2019 Under Construction (1 of 3)
The Imperium, Capitol Commons Ortigas Center 230 62 2019 Under Construction (2 of 3)
The Maven, Capitol Commons Ortigas Center 230 62 2020 Preparation (3 of 3)
The Rise Makati Makati CBD 210 63 2019 Under Construction
The Stratford Residences Makati Poblacion
(Picar Place)
312 76 2020 Under construction/Delayed. When completed, it will be
one of the few supertall (300m+) bldgs in the Philippines.
The Suites at One Bonifacio High Street Bonifacio Global City 220 63 2019 Under construction
Torre de Manila Manila 165 47 2019 Topped Off
Uptown Ritz Residence Bonifacio Global City 170 45 2019 Under Construction

Tallest planned or proposed[edit]

These are the tallest planned buildings for Metro Manila that are almost 200 meters or taller but do not yet have a proposed completion year.

Name Location Height (m) Floors Notes
One Galleon Place Ortigas Center 400 75 Planned
The Block – Hyundai National Headquarters Bonifacio Global City 250 56 Proposed
Icone Tower Bonifacio Global City 275 Floor details are not available yet Planned
Air Residences Makati 195 59 Proposed
St. Regis Residences 1 & 2 Bonifacio Global City 198 52 Proposed

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in the Philippines. Other buildings such as churches with tall spires may be taller but are not listed because there are no data available from the time Manila had its first building.

Name Location Years as tallest Height (m) Floors Image Notes
Manila Hotel Ermita 1912-1928 5 Manila hotel luneta (2012).jpg
First United Building Binondo 1928-1935 6 Manilajf9487 39.JPG
Manila Hotel Ermita 1935–1967 7 Manila hotel luneta (2012).jpg
Ramon Magsaysay Center Malate 1967–1968 70 18 Ramon Magsaysay Center.jpg
Manila Pavilion Hotel Ermita 1968–1989 90 22
Pacific Star Building Makati CBD 1989–1991 112.5 29 Pacific Star Building.JPG
The Peak Tower Makati CBD 1991–1992 138 38
Pacific Plaza Condominium Makati CBD 1992–1994 150 44
Rufino Pacific Tower Makati CBD 1994–1997 162 41 May 14, 2005 - Rufino Tower!.jpg
Robinsons Equitable Tower Ortigas Center 1997–1998 175 45
Petron Megaplaza Makati CBD 1998–2000 210 45 April 18, 2005 - Petron Mega Plaza.jpg
PBCom Tower Makati CBD 2000–2017 259 52 July 9, 2005 - PBCom Tower.jpg
Grand Hyatt Manila Bonifacio Global City 2017-Present 318 66 Federal Land Tower.jpg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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