Milla de Oro
Milla de Oro (lit. "Golden Mile") is a nickname given to a one-mile stretch of Ponce de León Avenue in Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico. The stretch is famous for the number of local and international banks and financial company's headquarters and buildings, located in the area, which have led some to call it the "Wall Street of the Caribbean".
List of buildings on Milla de Oro
- Popular, Inc. headquarters (3 buildings)
- Westernbank World Plaza (formerly the Banco de Ponce headquarters); acquired by Banco Popular de Puerto Rico after an FDIC closure of several banks on the Island in 2010.
- First BanCorp headquarters
- Kevane Grant Thornton Building (formerly known as Bolivia 33)
- The Hato Rey Center (formerly known as Home Mortgage Plaza)
- Banco Santander building
- Plaza 273 (formerly known as Plaza Scotiabank)
- Plaza 221 (formerly known as Banco Economias, Banco Central Hispano and then Banco Santander)
- American International Group (AIG) building
- MCS Plaza (Formerly Pan-Am Plaza)
- Puerto Rico Comptroller’s Office building
- City of San Juan government tower
- AON Center
- City Towers (formerly known as Citibank Tower)
- Centrum Plaza
- Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources (Departamento del Trabajo y Recursos Humanos) building
- José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (Coliseo de Puerto Rico)
- Oriental Bank Center (formerly Chase Manhattan Bank Plaza and BBVA Plaza)
- EuroBancshares Building
- Tren Urbano Hato Rey station
- Tren Urbano Roosevelt station
- Aquablue at the Golden Mile (under construction)
- Quantum Metrocenter (under construction)
- Uruguay 269 (under construction)
- Coliseum Tower (completed)
- Metropolis (under construction)
- Infinity (under Construction)
- Torre Mayor 
- Instituto Socio Economico Comunitario (www.insec.org)
- Fine Arts Cafe (Upscale Repertory Theatre owned by Caribbean Cinemas)
- Fi Sigma Alfa Fraternity Club House (Restaurant and activities hall)
Milla de Oro has received criticism from nearby communities for its lonely and dark environment after work hours. In order to foster tourism and economic growth in the area, the state government has planned to convert the district into a more community friendly sector by attracting tourists, visitors, and local residents to the district during after hours through concerts, retail shops, and nightspots.
The first phase of this conversion was to locate the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum and several Tren Urbano stations in the district. Banco Popular recently inaugurated a new project near its headquarters called Arts Cinemas at Popular Center for exhibiting foreign and independent films and a deli-café. New residential apartments and a 31-story high commercial complex near the Coliseum are being developed in the area as well.
Milla de Oro in popular culture
The Milla de Oro was heavily featured in the Calle 13 2010 musical video for "Calma Pueblo". The song features lead singer, Residente, singing on top of a building while businessmen and random people run around the Milla de Oro, eventually getting naked.
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- "Controvertible video de Calle 13". El Nuevo Día. July 29, 2010.
- Amary Santiago Torres (July 29, 2010). "Explosión musical y creativa de Calle 13". Primera Hora.
- "Sigue prendía la acción de Fast Five en Hato Rey". Primera Hora. July 26, 2010.