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SM City Marikina
An aerial view of SM City Marikina
LocationMarikina, Metro Manila, Philippines
Coordinates14°37′39″N 121°05′04″E / 14.6275181°N 121.0843778°E / 14.6275181; 121.0843778Coordinates: 14°37′39″N 121°05′04″E / 14.6275181°N 121.0843778°E / 14.6275181; 121.0843778
AddressMarcos Highway, Calumpang
Opening dateSeptember 5, 2008
DeveloperSM Prime Holdings
BF Construction Corporation
ManagementSM Prime Holdings
No. of stores and services400+
No. of anchor tenants12
Total retail floor area124,878 m2 (1,344,180 sq ft)
No. of floors5
Parking2,000+ slots
Public transit accessMetro interchange Lrtalogo.svg Santolan
Bus interchange  9  SM Marikina
WebsiteSM City Marikina

SM City Marikina is a shopping mall owned and managed by SM Prime Holdings, and is located in Calumpang, Marikina, Philippines. As part of the chain of SM Supermalls, the mall is owned by Henry Sy, Sr.

Upon completion in 2008, it is the 31st SM Supermall built in the Philippines, the 14th SM Mall built within Metro Manila, and 3rd among other SM malls to open in the eastern region of Metropolitan Manila, after SM Megamall in Mandaluyong and SM Center Pasig in Pasig. It is also the first SM Mall along Marcos Highway before SM City Masinag as well as SM Cherry Antipolo.

SM City Marikina is located near Marikina River and Riverbanks Center. It is situated along Marcos Highway, Calumpang, Marikina. This mall has a total of 60,000 square meter land area and a total of 124,877.85 square meter gross floor area, make it as the largest single building shopping mall along Marcos Highway and considered one of the largest structures within the Marikina Valley.

SM City Marikina was opened to the public on September 5, 2008,[1] with opening ceremonies headed by then MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando, and his wife, then Mayor of Marikina Marides Fernando, and attended by other city officials, as well as Sy and other SM executives.

History

The mall began its plans in 2006 when Henry Sy bought an estimated 120,000 square meter lot that was owned by Bayani Fernando which was supposed to become an amusement park called Fun Pamilya. Construction began on early 2006. SM Prime Holdings and BF Construction Corporation are the developers of the mall.

The mall's structures utilized strong vertical tubes, enabling the mall to support the upper levels (Basement 1 up to top floors) from its ground area (Basement 2). It also has new bridges (branching towards Marcos Highway) surrounding the establishment. The mall's main entrance is located at the 3rd level of the building (1st floor of the mall) to be at par with Marcos Highway's high elevation, and to minimize if not prevent damage to the structure and the mall itself during flooding.

Location

SM City Marikina is located beside the Marikina River and Riverbanks Center and situated along Marcos Highway, Calumpang, Marikina. The location of the mall is accessible through different modes of public transport such as jeepneys, buses, AUVs, and taxis as well as train via LRT Line 2 Santolan Station. There are also specialized bridges branching out to and from Marcos Highway bridge which all vehicles from Antipolo going to Quezon City can directly access the mall. It also has an interchange beneath the Marcos Highway bridge, allowing all vehicles to easily access the different points of Metro Manila, like those en route to NAIA, Makati, Ortigas Center, Bonifacio Global City and Eastwood City. SM City Marikina is near in many residential areas and its easily recognize structure in the area.

Mall features

Mall atrium
Mall atrium

SM City Marikina's is one of the largest building structures in Marikina. The mall features a five-level building (three upper floors function as the mall area and 2 lower floors serve as the indoor parking lots). It has a grand entrance, high ceilings and interplay of glass and steel, with modern Asian influences. Interiors have spacious areas with multicolored lighted ceilings with circle accents.

It has more than a thousand parking slots including provisions for motorcycle parking, a jeepney terminal for commuters, a 4-meter-wide pedestrian overpass to and from the main mall area to the Santolan LRT station and another 2.40-meter-wide overpass to the Bus Bay 2 area.

See also

References

  1. ^ "SM Prime Opens SM City Marikina". SM Prime. September 3, 2008. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
Preceded bySM Center Muntinlupa 31st SM Supermall 2008 Succeeded bySM City Rosales