A high-end, really global corporate office tower. I can define Ayala Tower One in that way. This skyscraper may not have a crown that will mark it’s identity over the Makati’s skylines, but it is so unique for being a “three cornered” structure which was built on the corner of two main roads of the Makati Central Business District, the Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas.
The Ayala Tower One is known for being the headquarters of the Ayala Group and the seat of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) in Makati City (There is also PSE in Ortigas Center and soon in Fort BonifaCIO Global City, Taguig). The eastern side of the building is a Plaza with ground fountain with no fences. Covering this plaza is an arc which houses the main floor of the PSE. Most of the building’s external part is made up of steel and glass while the remaining parts are dark glossy tiles.
Behind the building is the famous Ayala Triangle Park which is being lighted with colorful lights during Christmas seasons.Somewhere around the park is the proposed Ayala Tower Two, the same design with Ayala Tower One but much taller. However, the second tower is not yet materialized for some reasons maybe and I don’t know that.
The Ayala Tower One is one of my favorite skyscrapers in the my country. How i wish I could get inside this building. I wanna see how the looby was designed.. the layout… the elevetors.. the door and the floors.. the ceiling. I am sure what is inside is elegance, embossed with modernist lightings and surrounded by conditioned air in corporate ambiance.
Location: 6767 Ayala Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
Official Height: 160 m (524.93 ft)
Architects: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP
Floor count: 35 aboveground