List of tallest buildings in the Philippines

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The lists of tallest buildings in the Philippines, which ranks skyscrapers throughout the country.

Tallest completed buildings[edit]

This list ranks the highest completed skyscrapers and buildings in the Philippines. Buildings and skyscrapers listed here stand at least 150 metres (492 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. The list has been shortened because there is a very high number of highrise buildings, counting at least between 100 metres (328 ft) and 150 metres (492 ft) within the country.

     Was the tallest building in the Philippines upon completion

Rank Building Region Height Floors Year (est.) Image Notes
1 PBCom Tower Metro Manila 259 m
(850 ft)
53 2000 July 9, 2005 - PBCom Tower.jpg The tallest building in the Philippines
2= Discovery Primea Metro Manila 250 m
(820 ft)[1]
68 2014
2= Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila Metro Manila 250 m
(820 ft)
60 2016
2= The Gramercy Residences Metro Manila 250 m
(820 ft)[2]
73 2012 Gramercy residences - from Jupiter avenue 03.jpg Tallest residential building in the Philippines
3 One Shangri‑La Place Metro Manila 227 m
(745 ft)
64 2014
4 The Knightsbridge Residences Metro Manila 220 m
(720 ft)
64 2013
5 GT International Tower Metro Manila 217 m
(712 ft)
47 2001
6 BSA Twin Towers Metro Manila 215 m
(705 ft)
55 2000 The BSA Twin Towers at St. Francis Square.jpeg
7 The St. Francis Shangri‑La Place Metro Manila 213 m
(699 ft)
60 2009 The St Francis Shangri La Place.png
8= One Rockwell West Tower Metro Manila 210 m
(690 ft)
55 2010
8= Petron Megaplaza Metro Manila 210 m
(690 ft)
45 1998 April 18, 2005 - Petron Mega Plaza.jpg The tallest building in the Philippines from 1998—2000
9 UnionBank Plaza Metro Manila 206 m
(676 ft)
49 2004 Tallest building in Pasig
10 Greenbelt Lorenzo Tower Metro Manila 205 m
(673 ft)
57 2009
11 1322 Golden Empire Tower Metro Manila 203 m
(666 ft)
57 2002 Tallest building in the City of Manila
12 One Corporate Centre Metro Manila 202 m
(663 ft)
45 2009
13= Philamlife Tower Metro Manila 200 m
(660 ft)
48 2000
13= Summit One Tower Metro Manila 200 m
(660 ft)
49 1998
14 One Central Metro Manila 195 m
(640 ft)
50 2013
15 8 Forbestown Road Metro Manila 194 m
(636 ft)
53 2013 Eight Forbestown Road Fort.jpg Tallest building in Taguig
16 Anchor Skysuites Metro Manila 193 m
(633 ft)
56 2013 Binondojf0505 33.JPG Tallest building in Binondo and all of Chinatown all over the world[3]
17 RCBC Plaza Yuchengco Tower Metro Manila 192 m
(630 ft)
46 2001 Rcbc plaza.jpg
18 The Infinity Fort Bonifacio Metro Manila 190 m
(620 ft)
53 2011 The Inbfinity and The South of Market NT, BGC.JPG
19 Tower 6789 Metro Manila 185 m
(607 ft)
34 2013
20 One San Miguel Avenue Metro Manila 183 m
(600 ft)
54 2001
21= LKG Tower Metro Manila 180 m
(590 ft)
38 2000
21= The Shang Grand Tower Metro Manila 180 m
(590 ft)
46 2006
22= Pacific Plaza Towers Metro Manila 179 m
(587 ft)
52 2001 Pacific Plaza II.jpg
22= Atlanta Centre Metro Manila 179 m
(587 ft)
37 1998
23 Birch Tower Metro Manila 178 m
(584 ft)[4]
52 2012 MalateManilajf2120 38.JPG
24= Aspire Tower Metro Manila 175 m
(574 ft)
48 2012
24= Robinsons Equitable Tower Metro Manila 175 m
(574 ft)
45 1997 Tallest building in the Philippines from 1997—1998
25= One Roxas Triangle Metro Manila 174 m
(571 ft)
40 2000
25= Robinsons Summit Center Metro Manila 174 m
(571 ft)
38 2001
25= Paragon Plaza Metro Manila 174 m
(571 ft)
43 1998
26 Enterprise Center Tower One Metro Manila 172 m
(564 ft)
45 1999
27= The Residences at Greenbelt‑Laguna Tower Metro Manila 171 m
(561 ft)
48 2008
27= The Residences at Greenbelt‑Manila Tower Metro Manila 171 m
(561 ft)
48 2010
28= RCBC Plaza Tower 2 Metro Manila 170 m
(560 ft)
41 2001
28= The BeauFort Metro Manila 170 m
(560 ft)
43 2013 The Beaufort East Tower.jpg
29 Pearl of the Orient Tower Metro Manila 168 m
(551 ft)
42 2004
30 Discovery Suites Metro Manila 167 m
(548 ft)
40 1999 Tallest hotel building in the Philippines
31 GA Twin Towers Metro Manila 165 m
(541 ft)
40 2005
32= Crown Regency Hotel and Towers Cebu City 165 m
(541 ft)
45 2005 Crown Regency Hotel Cebu Exterior.JPG Tallest building outside of Metro Manila
32= One Rockwell East Tower Metro Manila 165 m
(541 ft)
45 2011
33 Rufino Pacific Tower Metro Manila 161 m
(528 ft)
41 1994 May 14, 2005 - Rufino Tower!.jpg Tallest building in the Philippines from 1994—1997
34= Ayala Tower One Metro Manila 160 m
(520 ft)
35 1996 Pse ayala front center.gif First building in the Philippines to be known as a "skyscraper"
34= Orient Square Metro Manila 160 m
(520 ft)
38 1999
35 Lancaster Suites One Metro Manila 158 m
(518 ft)
42 2007
36 Bellagio Golfview Three Metro Manila 156 m
(512 ft)
40 2010 Bellagio Tower III.jpg
37= Exportbank Plaza Metro Manila 155 m
(509 ft)
36 1998
37= Rizal Tower Metro Manila 155 m
(509 ft)
47 2000
38 Wharton Parksuites Metro Manila 154.6 m
(507 ft)[5]
39 2012
39 BSA Grand Tower Metro Manila 154 m
(505 ft)
37 1998
40 The World Centre Metro Manila 152 m
(499 ft)
30 1995
41 Salcedo Park Twin Towers Metro Manila 151 m
(495 ft)
45 1996
42 Pacific Plaza Condominium Metro Manila 150 m
(490 ft)
44 1992 Tallest building in the Philippines from 1992—1994
43 Light Residences Metro Manila 150 m
(490 ft)
40 2014
44= One Legazpi Park Metro Manila 150 m
(490 ft)
45 2006
44= Wynsum Corporate Plaza Metro Manila 150 m
(490 ft)
35 2000
44= Joy‑Nostalg Center Metro Manila 150 m
(490 ft)
40 2009
44= West Forbes Tower Metro Manila 150 m
(490 ft)
42
44= One McKinley Place Metro Manila 150 m
(490 ft)
43 2004 One McKinley Place I.jpg
44= Zuellig Building Metro Manila 150 m
(490 ft)
42 2012
44= The Columns at Legazpi Village Metro Manila 150 m
(490 ft)
41 2009
44= Bellagio Golfview Two Metro Manila 150 m
(490 ft)
38 2009 The Bellagio II Tower.jpg

List by geographical division[edit]

The following table shows the tallest buildings of the three geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Region Building Image Height Floors Year (est.) Location
Luzon PBCom Tower July 9, 2005 - PBCom Tower.jpg 259 m
(850 ft)
52 2000 Metro Manila
Visayas Crown Regency Hotel and Towers 165 m
(541 ft)
45 2005 Cebu City
Mindanao Abreeza Residences 129 m
(423 ft)
27 2014 Davao City

Cities with the most high-rise buildings[edit]

Philippine cities with the most number of buildings of at least 115 feet (35 m) or 12 stories tall (as of July 2015).

Rank City/Metro area Number of High-rises Population
1 Metro Manila[i] 800 11,855,975[6]
2 Cebu City[ii] 63 866,171
3 Davao City 37 [7] 1,449,296
4= Cagayan de Oro 9 [8] 602,088
4= Cainta 9 [9] 311,845
5 Iloilo City 8 [10] 424,619
6 Bacolod City 6 [11] 511,820
7 Zamboanga City 1 [12] 807,129
Table notes
  1. ^ Combined total of all 17 Metro Manila local government units[13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29]
  2. ^ Combined total of Cebu City, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu[30][31][32]

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 for these buildings.

Name Location Years as tallest Height Floors Image Notes
Manila Hotel Metro Manila 1912—1967 18 Manila hotel luneta (2012).jpg
Ramon Magsaysay Center Metro Manila 1967—1968 70 m
(230 ft)
18
Manila Pavilion Hotel Metro Manila 1968—1989 90 m
(300 ft)
22
Pacific Star Building Metro Manila 1989—1991 112.5 m
(369 ft)
29 Pacific Star Building.JPG
The Peak Tower Metro Manila 1991—1992 138 m
(453 ft)
38
Pacific Plaza Condominium Metro Manila 1992—1994 150 m
(490 ft)
44
Rufino Pacific Tower Metro Manila 1994—1997 162 m
(531 ft)
41 May 14, 2005 - Rufino Tower!.jpg
Robinsons Equitable Tower Metro Manila 1997—1998 175 m
(574 ft)
45
Petron Megaplaza Metro Manila 1998—2000 210 m
(690 ft)
45 April 18, 2005 - Petron Mega Plaza.jpg
PBCom Tower Metro Manila 2000—present 259 m
(850 ft)
52 July 9, 2005 - PBCom Tower.jpg

Tallest twin buildings[edit]

The list is a complete inaugurated and topped-out buildings over 100 meters including identical and non-identical heights.

Rank Name Location Height (max) Floors (t1/t2) Notes
1 One Shangri-La Place Twin Towers Metro Manila 227 64 Topped out as of 2013 Tallest twin towers in the Philippines
2 BSA Twin Towers Metro Manila 216 m (709 ft) 55/55 2nd Tallest twin towers in the Philippines (2000-2009)
3 The St. Francis Shangri-La Place Metro Manila 213 m (699 ft) 60/60 3rd Tallest twin towers in the Philippines. Tallest buildings in Ortigas Center
4 Pacific Plaza Towers Metro Manila 179 m (587 ft) 49/49 Tallest buildings in Bonifacio Global City
5 GA Twin Towers Metro Manila 165 m (541 ft) 30/30
6 Salcedo Park Twin Towers Metro Manila 151 m (495 ft) 45/45
7 Wack Wack Twin Towers Metro Manila 148 m (486 ft) 25/25
8 Insular Life Towers Metro Manila 140 m (459 ft) 34/34
9 Robinsons Place Towers Metro Manila 137 m (449 ft) 38/38

Tallest twin towers proposed or under construction[edit]

This list includes twin buildings under construction, approved, planned, and proposed in the Philippines that will rise at least 100 metres (328 ft).

Rank Name Location Height (max) Floors (t1/t2) Year Notes
1 Horizons 101 Towers Cebu City 178 55/46 2013 It will be the tallest building in Cebu City
2 The Columns Legazpi  ?  ? 2014
3 Limketkai Twin Tower Cagayan de Oro 164 19/35 2017 Upon completion, it will be the tallest building in Cagayan de Oro
4 Avida Aspira Towers Cagayan de Oro 120 30/33 2017

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ http://www.emporis.com/buildings/359762/gramercy-residences-makati-philippines
  3. ^ "Anchor Skysuites". Anchor Land. Retrieved 2015-01-08. 
  4. ^ "Birch Tower". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 2015-01-08. 
  5. ^ "Wharton Parksuites". Anchor Land Holdings, Inc. Retrieved 2015-01-08. 
  6. ^ "Population of 11.9 million was recorded for National Capital Region". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2013-07-26. 
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  8. ^ "Cagayan de Oro". Emporis. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  9. ^ "Cainta". Emporis. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
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  12. ^ "Zamboanga City". Emporis. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
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  32. ^ "Lapu-Lapu". Emporis. Retrieved 2015-07-22.