The Gramercy Residences

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The Gramercy Residences
Gramercy residences - from Jupiter avenue 02.jpg
View of The Gramercy Residences from Jupiter Street, Bel Air Village
General information
StatusComplete
TypeResidential
LocationKalayaan Avenue, Century City, Makati Poblacion, Metro Manila, Philippines
Construction started5 October 2007
Completed2013
OpeningMarch 4, 2013
Cost₱5.5 billion
OwnerCentury Properties
ManagementCentury Property Management Corp.
Height
Roof250 m (820 ft)
Technical details
Floor count73
Floor area118,000 m2 (1,270,141.43 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators8
Design and construction
ArchitectJerde Partnership International
Roger Villarosa Architects & Associates
DeveloperCentury City Development Corp.
Structural engineerOve Arup & Partners
References
[1][2][3][4][5]

The Gramercy Residences, also known as The Gramercy Residences at Century City, is a residential high-rise condominium in Makati, Philippines. As of 2016, it is the second tallest building in the Philippines. It is the first of several buildings built at the new Century City complex along Kalayaan Avenue by the Century City Development Corporation.

The building takes its name from Gramercy Park, a fenced-in private park in one of Manhattan, New York City's prestigious neighborhoods.[2] Originally planned to be a 65-storey building, it was announced to have 73 floors above ground with a total height of 250 m (820 ft)[6] from ground to its architectural top.

Location[edit]

The Gramercy Residences is located within the former location of the 4.8-hectare International School Manila, of which 3.4 hectares was sold to Century Properties Corporation (the remaining was sold to Picar Development) in an auction by the Philippine government in 2007. Situated along Kalayaan Avenue in Makati Poblacion, it is just a block away from the busy entertainment area along Makati Avenue. It is also about a few blocks away from the Makati Central Business District, the capital's financial hub.[2]

Architecture and construction[edit]

The Gramercy Residences was planned and designed by California-based architectural group Jerde Partnership International, in collaboration with Philippine architectural firm Roger Villarosa Architects & Associates.[3] Structural design and engineering is provided by Hong Kong-based firm Ove Arup & Partners and Sy^2 + Associates Inc. Project and construction management is being handled by local firm Nova Construction + Development.[4]

Feature[edit]

The main attraction of the building is its Skypark. Located on the 36th floor, it has three-storey waterfalls, multi-level infinity edge pools, lagoon pools, a designer restaurant, health club, café, spa, a garden island within a reflecting pool, and a cantilevering walkway — a pathway suspended in mid-air with infinity pools on one side and a glass handrail on the outside. The Skypark traverses the entire width of the building.[2][7][8] There is also a Rooftop Bar/ Restaurant located at the 71st floor, named 71 Gramercy.

Gramercy residences - 37th. Floor

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emporis Gramercy Residences at Century City
  2. ^ a b c d Century City website Gramercy - The Residences
  3. ^ a b The Philippine Star Gramercy Residences holds groundbreaking - 19 October 2007
  4. ^ a b Nova Construction + Development Gramercy Archived 2011-10-07 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Venzon, Leslie (4 March 2013). "Century Properties' 72-storey Gramercy Residences ready for occupancy". Positive News Media. Philippine News Agency. Archived from the original on 22 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  6. ^ Mangawan, Cesar (21 June 2014). "Antonio leading the industry game changer". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  7. ^ The Gramercy Residences - Century City's timeless masterpiece - 29 April 2007 The Manila Times
  8. ^ Philippine Daily Inquirer (Inquirer.net) World's first 'Sky Park' eyed at Makati's Century City - 4 May 2007

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Coordinates: 14°33′55″N 121°01′42″E / 14.56528°N 121.02833°E / 14.56528; 121.02833