BDO Corporate Center Makati
General information
LocationMakati, Philippines
Design and construction
Architect(s)Leandro Locsin

The old BDO Corporate Center Makati, formerly the PCI Bank Towers, was a two-skyscraper complex in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines.[1]


It was the headquarters of Equitable PCI Bank until its merger with Banco de Oro (later known as BDO Unibank) in 2007.[2]

Demolition work on the building complex started as early as March 2022, by BDO Unibank. It obtained a demolition permit in December 2021 with JLC Construction as its constructor.[1]

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts issued a cease and decease order against the demolition in August 2022. Heritage advocates behind the website would publicize the order in the following month and reported that the South Tower is already half-way demolished.[2]

Architecture and heritage status

The complex was designed by National Artist Leandro Locsin, and was considered as a Important Cultural Property.[1]


The towers are to be replaced with a new complex with two-towers connected by a multi-storey structure. The towers will be 272 m (892 ft) and 220 m (720 ft) high.[3]

Upon completion, the taller tower will become the tallest steel structure in the Philippines. The towers will have a steel frame and buckling-restrained braced frame which will be made by Chinese firm Jinggong Steel International.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Adel, Rosette (3 September 2022). "NCCA issues cease-and-desist order against demolition of Locsin-designed Makati towers". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 21 January 2024.
  2. ^ a b Cabalza, Dexter (4 September 2022). "NCCA orders stop to Makati landmark demolition". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 21 January 2024.
  3. ^ a b "精工钢构集团 —— 15.51亿!刷新纪录!_浙江省钢结构行业协会" (in Chinese). Zhejiang Steel Structure Industry Association. Retrieved 21 January 2024.