PAGCOR Tower

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PAGCOR Tower
Pagcor tower.jpg
Artist's sketch of PAGCOR Tower
General information
StatusNever built
TypeObservation
LocationParañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines
Coordinates14°31′12″N 120°58′39″E / 14.5198631°N 120.97754°E / 14.5198631; 120.97754
OwnerPhilippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation
Height
Antenna spire650 or 655 m (2,133 or 2,149 ft)
Design and construction
DeveloperGenting Berhad

The Pagcor Tower was a proposed 650 or 655 m (2,133 or 2,149 ft) tall observation tower[1] near Manila Bay in Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines. The tower was meant to be constructed as the landmark of the now opened Pagcor City (or Entertainment City Manila), an integrated leisure area with hotels, shopping malls, convention centers and casinos. If built, it would have been one of the tallest towers in the world.

Malaysian conglomerate Genting Berhad is responsible for the concept of the tower[2]

The project was conceptualized during the administration of Pagcor chairman Efraim Genuino. However in 2010, it was reported that the project was under review after Cristino Naguiat took over as Pagcor's chairman.[3] Naguiat has stated that plans for the tower among other projects "would likely be scrapped" despite continued development of Entertainment City. [4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Time To Build" (PDF). Pagcor Annual Report: 12. 2008.
  2. ^ "Southeast Asian Review" (PDF). G3 : Global Games & Gaming Magazine. HP Publishing Limited (Special): 34. October 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  3. ^ Howard, Caroline (23 July 2010). "Reforms in PAGCOR". ABS-CBN News Channel. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  4. ^ Malakunas, Kal (16 August 2016). "The Philippines aims to strike gambling gold". Times of Malta. Allied Newspapers Limited. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 8 April 2011.