St. Francis Square

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St. Francis Square
Twin towers soaring high
The BSA Twin Towers
General information
Status Complete
Location Ortigas Center
Coordinates 14°35′9.76″N 121°3′29.66″E / 14.5860444°N 121.0582389°E / 14.5860444; 121.0582389Coordinates: 14°35′9.76″N 121°3′29.66″E / 14.5860444°N 121.0582389°E / 14.5860444; 121.0582389
Construction started 1998
Completed 2000
Cost 550,000,000[1]
Management CE Construction
Height
Antenna spire 221 m (725 ft)[2][3]
Roof 197.0 m (646.3 ft)
Top floor 196.80 m (645.7 ft)
Technical details
Floor count BSA Twin Towers: 55 floors
St. Francis Square Mall: 4 floors
Floor area 78,600.93 m2 (846,053.4 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 10[4]
Design and construction
Architect R. Villarosa Architects
Developer St. Francis Square Group of Companies
Structural engineer D.M. Consunji, Inc.[5]
Main contractor D.M. Consunji, Inc.[5]

The St. Francis Square is a complex of three buildings located in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Philippines. Groundbreaking and construction began in 1998 and was completed in 2000. Due to some controversies regarding the St. Francis Square Group of Companies, construction and the finishing of interiors were halted. Construction resumed in 2009 and the building was finished in 2011.

Complex[edit]

BSA Twin Towers[edit]

There are three buildings situated within the complex, but the most notable are the main two towers. Each stands 221 metres (725 ft) high, occupying a land area of 3,037.32 square metres (32,693 sq ft) of the site's land.[4] When completed in 2000, the two towers became the 4th tallest buildings in the country. The two towers are supposedly to have a rooftop observation deck or a sky garden on its pyramid roof. It is also serves as a radio transmitter of the FM radio stations 90.7 Love Radio, 101.1 Yes The Best and 96.3 Easy Rock, all owned by Manila Broadcasting Company. At Night, There is a Light Animation Display At the building, giving it an iconic look at the Ortigas Skyline.

St. Francis Square Mall[edit]

The St. Francis Square Mall is one of the buildings in the St. Francis Square complex. It stays at 4-storey and is a direct competitor of nearby malls. The mall and the Twin Towers are separated by a massive parking lot for the customers of the mall.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Project Financing". St. Francis Square Group of Companies. Retrieved December 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ "BSA Twin Tower 1". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "BSA Twin Tower 2". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "BSA Twin Towers". Retrieved December 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "BSA Twin Tower". D.M. Consunji, Inc. Retrieved October 3, 2009. 

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