G.T. International Tower
General information
Location6813 Ayala Avenue corner H.V. dela Costa Street, Makati, Philippines
Coordinates14°33′35.62″N 121°1′0.79″E / 14.5598944°N 121.0168861°E / 14.5598944; 121.0168861
Named forGeorge Ty
Construction started1999
OwnerPhilippine Securities Corporation
ManagementJones Lang LaSalle Leechiu
Antenna spire217.3 m (712.93 ft)
Roof181.1 m (594.16 ft)
Technical details
Floor count47 above ground, 5 underground
Floor area82,773 m2 (890,961.16 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators15 installed by Mitsubishi
Design and construction
Architect(s)GF & Partners Architects, Recio + Casas Architects, Gozar Planners Phils. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (design consultant)
DeveloperFederal Land, Inc.
Structural engineerAromin & Sy + Associates, Inc.
Main contractorC-E Construction Corporation

G.T. International Tower is an office skyscraper located in Makati, Philippines.[7] The "G.T." in the name stands for George Ty, the building's owner and chairman of the Metrobank Group. Standing at 217 meters (712 ft), it is currently the 10th-tallest building in the country and Metro Manila as well.[2][6] The building has 47 floors above ground, and 5 basement levels for parking.[2]

On 29 January 2019, French urban climber Alain Robert climbed the building and was arrested upon finishing his descent.[8]

Design and construction

The G.T. International Tower was developed by Federal Land, Inc., the real estate arm of the Metrobank Group. The building's design was made by local architectural firms GF & Partners Architects and Gozar Planners Philippines, in cooperation with renowned international architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates as its design consultant. Structural design was provided by Aromin & Sy + Associates, while the general contractor for the project was CIWIConstruction.

The tower is crowned with a 10-storey vertical fin.[1] This fin marks its presence in the Makati skyline and provides a visual signature at the towers crown. Although the G.T. International Tower opened in 2001, it was not formally inaugurated until 2004.[9]


The building is located at the corner of Ayala Avenue and H.V. Dela Costa Street at Salcedo Village in Makati. It is also adjacent to the headquarters of BDO, a rival bank of Metrobank which is the main asset of the building's owner George Ty. It is situated near the entrance of the Makati Central Business District from Gil Puyat Avenue. It is a walking distance from most of Makati's other major office and residential buildings, including the second tallest building in the country, the PBCom Tower, and is easily accessible by public transport along Ayala Avenue.

See also


  1. ^ a b Emporis.com G.T. International Tower, Makati
  2. ^ a b c Skyscraperpage.com G.T. International Tower
  3. ^ GF & Partners Architects Website Projects
  4. ^ Aromin & Sy + Associates Our Projects Archived 2011-08-11 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Jones Lang LaSalle Leechiu Website GT Tower Archived 2008-10-12 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Tallest Buildings in the Philippines (as of April 2008) Archived March 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Savills, K. M. C. "GT Tower International". kmcmaggroup.com. Retrieved 2021-04-26.
  8. ^ "'French Spiderman' Alain Robert climbs Makati skyscraper". ABS-CBNnews.com. January 29, 2019. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "GMA inaugurates 50-storey GT International Tower". Official Website of the Republic of the Philippines. September 21, 2004. Archived from the original on October 22, 2008.