Soaring high its “PBCom” signage, this skyscraper dominates to be the tallest completed building in the Republic. I say “completed” because as of now while I am working with this post, The Gramercy Residences along Kalayaan Avenue in Makati City is now the tallest building however, she is still under construction.
The PBCom tower for most of the skyscraper is I believe to be one of the most well-known landmark along the span of Ayala Avenue. Near this office building is the unloading zone of hundreds of people from buses that come from Quezon City, Mandaluyong City, Pasig City and other places from northern Metro Manila Area. This is one of the finest infrastructure of the Philippine economy in the 21st century. Days and nights this building never sleeps.
A notable identity of this skyscraper on the heights of Makati skylines is its radio antenna. Most part of the facade of the tower is made from glass steel windows. The ground floor where the main entrance door can be found is well-lighted and wide with good reception area.
I never had been inside the PBCom Tower but just at the foot of it. I guess being at the 30th floor or below of this building will not render you a good outside view. Other skyscrapers around the area might hide the horizon…so to speak, it is in the middle of the Makati Central Business District (Makati CDB).
Location: 6795 Ayala Avenue corner V.A. Rufino Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, Philippines
Floor count: 52 aboveground, 7 belowground
Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP; GF & Partners Architects
Official Height: 259 m (849.7 ft)