Pearl of the Orient Tower
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General information
StatusCompleted
TypeResidential
Location1240 Roxas Boulevard cor. Arquiza Street, Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Coordinates14°34′36.84″N 120°58′46.41″E / 14.5769000°N 120.9795583°E / 14.5769000; 120.9795583
Construction started1999
Completed2004
Opening2004
OwnerPhilippine Estates Corporation
Height
Roof168 m (551.18 ft)
Technical details
Floor count42 above ground, 4 below ground
Floor area125,500 m2 (1,350,870.76 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators6
Design and construction
Architect(s)Nadel Architects
G & W Architects
DeveloperPearl of the Orient Realty & Development Corporation
Structural engineerOve Arup & Partners
F.C. Cebedo & Partners
References
[1][2][3][4][5]

The Pearl of the Orient Tower, previously known as Embassy Pointe Tower, is a residential skyscraper located in Manila, Philippines, owned by the Philippine Estates Corporation. Standing at 168 meters (551 feet), it is the fifty-fifth tallest building in the city of Manila.[2] The building has 42 floors above ground, including 6 floors for parking spaces, 5 floors for offices and commercial purposes, 30 floors for luxury residential units, and 2 floors for penthouse units. There are also four basement levels for parking.[3][4][5]

Project team

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The Pearl of the Orient Tower was designed by American architectural firm Nadel Architects, Inc., in cooperation with local architectural firm G & W Architects. Structural design was provided by Ove Arup & Partners and reviewed by Arup in cooperation with local engineering firm F.C. Cebedo & Partners.[3]

Other members of the design team are M.A. Alix & Partners (Fire Protection Works) and NBF Water & Wastewater Services (now N.B. Franco Consulting Engineers—Sanitary and Plumbing Works).[3]

Project and construction management were handled by Constech Management Group.[3]

Location

The building is located on Roxas Boulevard near Manila Bay and opposite the Embassy of the United States. It is close to the historical center of Manila – the walled city of Intramuros – and other sites including Luneta Park, Quirino Grandstand and Manila Ocean Park. A few kilometers away are the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Star City theme park, and the Manila Yacht Club.

Features

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Among the building's features are 3 high-speed elevators for residential floors, 2 high-speed elevators for office and commercial floors, and 1 high-speed service elevator for the entire building. The building also has a video phone communication system for residents, a centralized air conditioning system in commercial and office areas, built-in CATV cable system; telephone lines, an emergency power generator, and individual mail boxes. The building also has a helicopter landing pad on the roof deck.[3]

The building's amenities include the City Club on the 13th floor, which includes a swimming pool and a kiddie pool, game rooms, function rooms, a gym, a health spa, a business center, and a fine-dining restaurant. The building also has an elegant and spacious lobby lounge.[3][5]

References

  1. ^ Emporis.com Pearl of the Orient Tower[dead link]
  2. ^ a b Skyscraperpage.com Pearl of the Orient Tower
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Pearl of the Orient Tower website Portfolio
  4. ^ a b Philippine Estates Corporation Embassy Pointe Tower
  5. ^ a b c The Philippine Star (c/o Newsflash website) November 8, 2004 A Gem of a Condominium in Roxas Boulevard