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.

Although there were numerous high-rise buildings standing in Metro Manila, the first skyscraper (150 meters and above) to rise in the metropolis was during the completion of the 44-storey Pacific Plaza Condominium in 1992. Since 2000, PBCom Tower is the tallest building in the Philippines.

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 early 2017, there are 89 buildings in the list below. However, as there are about 47 buildings planned to be completed by 2020, the total may reach more than 100 by that year. According to The Skyscraper Center, the Philippines is in the Top Ten countries with the most number of skyscrapers 150 meters and taller.[1] Statistics for the last decade are:

Years No of new Bldgs.
2007–2008 2
2009–2010 10
2011–2012 11
2013–2014 15
2015–2016 14
Total 52

Or an average of about half a dozen new buildings every year, hence 52 new skyscrapers just within the last decade.

  Was the tallest building in the Philippines upon completion.
Rank Building Image Location Height
(m)
Floors Year
(est.)
Notes
1 PBCom Tower July 9, 2005 - PBCom Tower.jpg Makati CBD 259[2] 52 2000 Tallest office building in the Philippines.
2= Gramercy Residences Gramercy residences - from Jupiter avenue 03.jpg Makati Poblacion
(Century City)
250[2] 73 2013 Tallest residential building in the Philippines.
2= Discovery Primea Makati CBD 250[2] 68 2014
2= Shangri-La at the Fort Bonifacio Global City 250[2] 61 2016 Opened March 2016.[3][4] Tallest building in Taguig.
5= Grand Riviera Suites Ermita 230[2][5] 57 2014 Turnover 4Q 2014;[6] Tallest building in the City of Manila?
6= One Shangri-La Place North Tower Ortigas Center 227[2] 64 2014
6= One Shangri-La Place South Tower Ortigas Center 227[2] 64 2014
8= BSA Twin Tower 1 The BSA Twin Towers at St. Francis Square.jpeg Ortigas Center 221[2] 55 2000
8= BSA Twin Tower 2 Ortigas Center 221[2] 55 2000
10 G.T. International Tower January 4, 2006 - GT International Tower.jpg Makati CBD 217 47 2001
11 Alphaland Makati Place 3 Makati CBD 215 ± 5[5][7] 55 2016 Tallest of three towers.[8] Cited as finished.[5]
12= St. Francis Tower 1 The St Francis Shangri La Place.png Ortigas Center 213 60 2009
12= St. Francis Tower 2 Ortigas Center 213 60 2009
14= Petron Megaplaza April 18, 2005 - Petron Mega Plaza.jpg Makati CBD 210 45 1998 The tallest building in the Philippines from 1998–2000.
14= The Knightsbridge Residences Makati Poblacion
(Century City)
210[2] 64 2013
14= BDO Corporate Center Ortigas Center 210 50 2015
17 UnionBank Plaza Ortigas Center 206 49 2004 Tallest building in Pasig.
18= One Rockwell West Tower Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
205 ± 5[9] 55 2010
18= Greenbelt Lorenzo Tower Makati CBD 205 57 2009
18= Edades Tower Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
205 53 2014
21 1322 Golden Empire Tower Ermita 203 57 2002 Tallest building in the City of Manila from 2002–2014.
22 One Corporate Centre Ortigas Center 202 45 2009
23= Philamlife Tower Makati CBD 200 48 2000
23= Milano Residences Makati Poblacion
(Century City)
200 53 2016
25 One Central Makati Makati CBD 195 50 2013
26 8 Forbestown Road Eight Forbestown Road Fort.jpg Bonifacio Global City 194 53 2013
27 RCBC Plaza Yuchengco Tower RCBC Plaza Makati CBD 192 46 2001
28= Anchor Skysuites Binondojf0505 33.JPG Binondo 190 ± 2[5][10] 53 2013 Tallest building in Binondo and all of Chinatown all over the world.[10]
28= The Infinity Fort Bonifacio The Inbfinity and The South of Market NT, BGC.JPG Bonifacio Global City 190 53 2011
28= Summit One Tower Mandaluyong 190 ± 10[11][12] 49 1998
31 Park Terraces 1 Makati CBD 187 49 2015
32= The Beacon – Arnaiz Tower Makati CBD 185 ± 10[5][13] 50 2012
32= Admiral Baysuites Malate 185 ± 5[14][15] 53 2015
32= Green Residences[16][17] Malate 185 52 2016
35 One San Miguel Avenue Pic geo photos - ph=mm=pasig=ortigas center=san miguel ave.-one san miguel ave. -philippines--2015-0526--ls-.JPG Ortigas Center 183 54 2001
36= The Shang Grand Tower Makati CBD 180 46 2006
36= Marco Polo Ortigas Manila Ortigas Center 180 41 2015
36= LKG Tower Makati CBD 180 38 2000
36= Tower 6789
(formerly Alphaland Makati Tower)
Makati CBD 180 34 2013
40= Pacific Plaza Tower 1 Pacific Plaza II.jpg Bonifacio Global City 179 52 2001
40= Pacific Plaza Tower 2 Bonifacio Global City 179 52 2001
40= Atlanta Centre San Juan 179 37 1998
40= Avant Garde Residences Ortigas Center 179 45 2016
44 Birch Tower MalateManilajf2120 38.JPG Malate 178[18] 52 2012
45= Aspire Tower Eastwood City 175 48 2012
45= Robinsons Equitable Tower Ortigas Center 175 46 1997 Tallest building in the Philippines from 1997–1998.
48= One Roxas Triangle Makati CBD 174 40 2000
48= Robinsons Summit Center Makati CBD 174 38 2001
50= Paragon Plaza Mandaluyong 174 43 1998
51 Twin Oaks Place West Tower Mandaluyong 173 43 2013
52 Enterprise Center Tower One Makati CBD 172 45 1999
53= The Residences at Greenbelt – Laguna Tower Makati CBD 171 48 2008
53= The Residences at Greenbelt – Manila Tower Makati CBD 171 48 2010
54= RCBC Plaza Tower 2 Makati CBD 170 41 2001
54= BeauFort West Tower Bonifacio Global City 170 43 2013
54= BeauFort East Tower Bonifacio Global City 170 43 2013
54= Trion Towers 1 Bonifacio Global City 170 49 2012
54= Trion Towers 2 Bonifacio Global City 170 49 2015
59 Pearl of the Orient Tower Ermita 168 42 2004
60 Discovery Suites Ortigas Center 167 40 1999 Tallest hotel building in the Philippines.
61= GA Twin Tower 1 Mandaluyong 165 40 2005
61= GA Twin Tower 2 Mandaluyong 165 40 2005
61= One Rockwell East Tower Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
165 45 2011
64 Net Park Bonifacio Global City 162[19] 48 2016
65 Rufino Pacific Tower May 14, 2005 - Rufino Tower!.jpg Makati CBD 161 41 1994 Tallest building in the Philippines from 1994–1997.
66= Flair Towers – North Mandaluyong 160 ± 5[5][20] 48 2015
66= Flair Towers – South Mandaluyong 160 ± 5[5][20] 48 2014
68= Ayala Tower One Pse ayala front center.gif Makati CBD 160 35 1996 First building in the Philippines known as a "skyscraper".
68= Orient Square Ortigas Center 160 38 1999
68= Lancaster Suites Tower 1 Mandaluyong 158 42 2007
68= The Beacon – Roces Tower Makati CBD 158 44 2012
72 Bellagio Golfview Three Bellagio Tower III.jpg Bonifacio Global City 156 40 2010 The tallest of three towers.
73= Rizal Tower Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
155 47 2000
73= Zuellig Building Makati CBD 155 42 2012
73= Wharton Parksuites Binondo 155[21] 39 2012
73= Exportbank Plaza Makati CBD 155 36 1998
77 BSA Grand Tower Makati CBD 154 37 1998
78 Dream at Nuvo City Quezon City 153 48 2016
79 The World Centre Makati CBD 152 30 1995
80= Salcedo Park Tower 1 Makati CBD 151 45 1996
80= Salcedo Park Tower 2 Makati CBD 151 45 1996
80= Zinnia Tower 1 Quezon City 151 40 2016
83= One Legazpi Park Makati CBD 150 45 2006
83= Joy~Nostalg Center Oakwood Ortigas.JPG Ortigas Center 150 40 2009
83= Forbes Tower (West)[22] Makati CBD 150 42 2009
83= The Columns at Legazpi Village (Tower A) Makati 150 41 2011 Given as 156 m by Emporis,[23] but 146 m by Skyscrapercenter.[5]
83= The Columns at Legazpi Village (Tower B) Makati 150 41 2011 Given as 156 m by Emporis,[23] but 146 m by Skyscrapercenter.[5]
83= Bellagio Golfview Two The Bellagio II Tower.jpg Taguig 150 38 2010 Given as 153 m by Emporis,[24] but 146 m by Skyscrapercenter.[5]
83= Pacific Plaza Condominium Makati CBD 150 44 1992 Tallest building in the Philippines from 1992–1994.

Buildings which almost qualify are One McKinley Place (149 m)[25][5] in Bonifacio Global City and Mandarin Square (149 m)[26][5] in Binondo, as well as the three towers of Light Residences (147 m)[27] and 8 Wack Wack Road (147 m)[28] in Mandaluyong.

Skyline[edit]

The skyline of Ortigas Center (2016)

Tallest completed twin buildings[edit]

Twin towers refer to identical structure buildings including condominiums, apartments, offices and hotels.[29] 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 Tallest buildings in Bonifacio Global City
5 The BeauFort Towers Bonifacio Global City 170 m (558 ft) 43/43 2013
6 GA Twin Towers Mandaluyong 165 m (541 ft) 30/30 2005
7 Salcedo Park Twin Towers Makati CBD 151 m (495 ft) 45/45 1996
8 The Columns at Legazpi Village Makati CBD 150 m (492 ft) 41/41 2009
9 Insular Life Corporate Towers Alabang 140 m (459 ft) 34/34 2001
10 Wack Wack Twin Towers Mandaluyong 140 m (459 ft) 30/30 1994
11 Robinsons Place Residences Ermita 137 m (449 ft) 38/38 2002

Tallest under construction or proposed[edit]

As of early 2017, this lists 48 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. 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.[30]

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 three tallest entries in the table are Grand Hyatt Hotel at 318 m[31][32] (though given as 258 m[33] by skyscrapercentral.com) estimated to open by 2017, The Stratford Residences at 312 m, and The Proscenium – Iconique Tower at 300 m.[34]

Name Location Height (m) Floors Expected completion Notes
AIC Empire Tower Ortigas Center 200 52 2014+ Under construction / On-hold
Admiral Grandsuites Manila 179 53 2018 Under construction
Alphaland Makati Place 2[35] Makati 191 50 2017 Topped out
Anchor Grandsuites (Manila 1590) Manila 200 63 2018 Under construction
Avila Tower 1 (South) Quezon City 167 44 2018 Under construction
Ayala Tower Two Makati CBD 180 45 2020 Preparation
Century Spire Makati Poblacion
(Century City)
245 60 2018 Under-construction[36]
East Gallery Place Bonifacio Global City 193 51 2019 Under Construction
Eton Tower Makati 157 41 2017+ Under Construction
Garden Towers 1 Makati CBD 200 54 2018 Under construction
Garden Towers 2 Makati CBD 215 60 2019 Under Construction
Grand Hyatt Hotel
(aka Federal Land Tower)
Bonifacio Global City 318,[31][32] 258[33] 66 2017 To be finished at 2Q of 2017[31]
JAKA Tower Makati 185.9 49 2019 Under Construction
Jollibee Tower Mandaluyong 150 40 2018 Under Construction
Kroma Tower Makati 157 52 2017+ Under Construction
Movenpick Hotel & Residences Makati Poblacion
(Picar Place)
280 ± 20 70 2018 Under construction
Noble Place Manila 170 47 2017 Under construction
Park Royal Ongpin Manila 210 52 2019 Preparation
Park Terraces 2 Makati CBD 187 49 2017+ Under construction (2 of 3)
Park Terraces Point Tower Makati CBD 210 59 2017+ Under construction (3 of 3)
Philippine Stock Exchange Tower Bonifacio Global City 160 30 2017+ Under construction
R Square Residences Malate 174 50 2019+ Preparation
Roxas Triangle Tower 2 Makati 174 51 2019 Under Construction
SM Keppel Tower Mandaluyong 210 47 2018 Under Construction
The Beacon – Amorsolo Tower Makati 160 44 2017+ Under Construction[37]
The Finance Centre Bonifacio Global City 181 45 2017 Under Construction
The Proscenium – Kirov Tower Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
220 58 2018 Under construction (1 of 4)
The Proscenium – Sakura Tower Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
175 46 2018 Under Construction (2 of 4)
The Proscenium – Lincoln Tower Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
179 47 2019 Under Construction (3 of 4)
The Proscenium – Iconique Tower Makati Poblacion
(Rockwell Center)
300 60 2019 Under Construction (4 of 4)
The Royalton, Capital Commons Ortigas Center 230 65 2018 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 2017 Under Construction
The Shang Salcedo Makati CBD 220 67 2017+ Under construction
The Skysuites Tower[38] Triangle Park 220 44 2017+ Under Construction / Delayed[39]
The Stratford Residences Makati Poblacion
(Picar Place)
312 76 2017 Under construction. When completed, it will be
the tallest and first supertall (300m+) bldg in the Philippines.
The Suites at One Bonifacio High Street Bonifacio Global City 220 63 2019 Under construction
Three Central Makati CBD 200 51 2017+ Under construction
Torre de Manila Manila 165 47 2018 Under Construction / On-hold
Trion Towers 3 Bonifacio Global City 170 49 2017 Under construction
Trump Tower at Century City Makati Poblacion
(Century City)
250 60 2017 Topped out
Twin Oaks Place East Tower Mandaluyong 173 43 2017 Under construction
Uptown Ritz Residence Bonifacio Global City 170 45 2017 Under Construction
Viridian in Greenhills San Juan 190 53 2017 Topped out
Zinnia Tower 2 Quezon City 151 40 2017 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
St. Regis Residences 1 & 2 Bonifacio Global City 198 52 Proposed
Air Residences Makati 195 59 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 1912–1967 18 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–present 259 52 July 9, 2005 - PBCom Tower.jpg

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Skyscraper Center's list of countries with the most 150 m+ buildings
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j http://www.emporis.com/statistics/tallest-buildings-philippines
  3. ^ http://www.lifestyleasia.com/all/en/travel/feature/shangri-la-at-the-fort-manila-to-open-in-march-2016/
  4. ^ http://www.shangri-la.com/manila/shangrilaatthefort/
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/country/philippines
  6. ^ http://www.grandrivierasuitesmanila.com/
  7. ^ http://www.emporis.com/buildings/1210080/alphaland-makati-place-3-makati-philippines
  8. ^ http://www.emporis.com/complex/127846/alphaland-makati-place-makati-philippines
  9. ^ http://www.emporis.com/buildings/294329/one-rockwell-west-tower-makati-philippines
  10. ^ a b "Anchor Skysuites". Anchor Land. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ Emporis.com, Summit One Tower
  12. ^ Skyscraperpage.com Summit One Tower
  13. ^ http://www.emporis.com/buildings/1210086/the-beacon-arnaiz-tower-makati-philippines
  14. ^ Emporis.com Admiral Baysuites
  15. ^ Skyscrapercenter.com, Admiral Baysuites
  16. ^ Green Residences at Emporis.com
  17. ^ http://www.condolightresidences.com/about/green-residences/ Green Residences
  18. ^ "Birch Tower". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  19. ^ https://www.emporis.com/buildings/1208252/net-park-taguig-philippines Net Park
  20. ^ a b Flair Towers
  21. ^ "Wharton Parksuites". Anchor Land Holdings, Inc. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  22. ^ http://www.emporis.com/buildings/106208/forbes-tower-west-makati-philippines
  23. ^ a b https://www.emporis.com/search/the%2520columns%2520legazpi The Columns at Legazpi
  24. ^ https://www.emporis.com/search/bellagio%2520towers Bellagio Towers
  25. ^ https://www.emporis.com/buildings/106259/one-mckinley-place-taguig-philippines McKinley Place
  26. ^ https://www.emporis.com/buildings/1191882/mandarin-square-manila-philippines Mandarin Place
  27. ^ Light Residences in emporis.com
  28. ^ 8 Wack Wack Road at Emporis
  29. ^ Building Directory: Twin Towers I
  30. ^ http://buildingdb.ctbuh.org/building.php?building_id=9549
  31. ^ a b c Grand Hyatt Hotel Manila
  32. ^ a b Grand Hyatt Hotel at Emporis
  33. ^ a b Grand Hyatt Hotel Manila at skyscrapercenter.com
  34. ^ The Proscenium – Iconique Tower
  35. ^ https://www.emporis.com/buildings/1210079/alphaland-makati-place-2-makati-philippines Alphaland Makati Place 2
  36. ^ http://archinect.com/news/article/100729279/daniel-libeskind-s-60-story-century-spire-breaks-ground-in-metro-manila-philippines
  37. ^ The Beacon – Amorsolo Tower
  38. ^ Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Tallest Buildings in the Philippines as of June 2009
  39. ^ "DoubleDragon to buy RCBC-foreclosed Globe Asiatique property on EDSA". GMA News. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.