Petron Megaplaza
Record height
Tallest in the Philippines from 1998 to 2000[I]
Preceded byRobinsons Equitable Tower
Surpassed byPBCom Tower
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
Location358 Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati, Philippines
Coordinates14°33′41.74″N 121°1′33.25″E / 14.5615944°N 121.0259028°E / 14.5615944; 121.0259028Coordinates: 14°33′41.74″N 121°1′33.25″E / 14.5615944°N 121.0259028°E / 14.5615944; 121.0259028
Completed1998
Opening1998
OwnerMegaworld Corporation
Height
Antenna spire210 m (689.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count45 aboveground, 5 belowground
Lifts/elevators18
Design and construction
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings & Merrill
DeveloperMegaworld Corporation
Structural engineerAromin & Sy + Associates
Ove Arup & Partners
Main contractorD.M. Consunji
References
[1][2][3][4][5][6]

The Petron Megaplaza is an office skyscraper located in Makati, Philippines.[7] It previously held the title as the tallest building in the Philippines from 1998 to 2000 when the PBCom Tower was topped-off. It currently holds the title as the 5th tallest building in Makati, and the 9th-tallest building in the country and Metro Manila as well. It has a total ground to architectural spire top height of 210 meters, soaring at 45 storeys high.[8]

Architecture and design

The developer and owner of Petron Megaplaza is Megaworld Corporation, one of the largest real estate companies in the Philippines. The word "Mega" in Megaplaza is in recognition of Megaworld Corporation's participation and ownership of the building.

The building was designed by world-renowned architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, while the structural design works was made by well known Philippine engineering firm Aromin + Sy & Associates, in cooperation with another internationally known engineering company Ove Arup & Partners (presently known as Arup).[4][9] Construction works was undertaken by D.M. Consunji, Inc., one of the largest general contractors in the country.[6]

Location

The Petron Megaplaza is located at Gil Puyat Avenue (also known as Buendia Avenue) near the intersection with Makati Avenue, well within the Makati Central Business District. It is strategically positioned near other major establishments, including the Mandarin Oriental Manila, Citadel Inn and Makati Palace hotel, numerous office and residential buildings, and entertainment areas along Makati Avenue and Burgos Street.

Tenants

Petron Corporation was the building's main tenant from 1998 to 2010.[10] It is also home to several large corporations and offices, including Cemex Philippines,[11] Procter & Gamble Asia Pvt. Ltd. (P&G-GBS Manila Service Center), ZTE Philippines Inc., Wilhelmsen-Smith Bell Manning, Inc., Oberthur Card Systems, Alcatel Lucent Philippines Inc., International Committee of the Red Cross, Insurance Support Services International Corp., Diamond Hiland Inc., Omega Compliance Ltd., LBP Service Corp., Inter-Asia Services Corp., and the Norwegian embassy.[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ Skyscraperpage.com Petron Megaplaza
  2. ^ Emporis.com Petron Megaplaza
  3. ^ Megaworld Corporation website Megaworld Corporation - Office
  4. ^ a b Aromin & Sy + Associates Our Projects - Completed Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Manila Office Space Petron Mega Plaza[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ a b D.M. Consunji, Inc. Projects - Petron Megaplaza
  7. ^ Savills, K. M. C. "Petron Mega Plaza". kmcmaggroup.com. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  8. ^ Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Tallest Buildings in the Philippines (as of April 2008)
  9. ^ "Profile of Megaworld Properties and Holdings, Inc.". Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
  10. ^ http://news.abs-cbn.com/business/04/02/10/petron-transfers-headquarters-san-miguel-office
  11. ^ Pacific Group International Petron Megaplaza
  12. ^ Philippine Travel Guide Foreign Embassies in the Philippines - A Complete List