Enterprise Center

The Enterprise Center (image from wiki)

The Enterprise Center (image from wiki)

Maybe, many of you might name this building as HSBC. And that is not right. It’s the Enterprise Center!

Robinsons Summit Center and Enterprise Center Tower 1 (left to center) as seen from the top of the PBCom Tower. The street below is Makati's Ayala Avenue.

Robinsons Summit Center and Enterprise Center Tower 1 (left to center) as seen from the top of the PBCom Tower. The street below is Makati's Ayala Avenue.

Consisting of two neoclassical towers (one is taller than the other) standing in a grand podium, the Enterprise Center comes to be one of the notable office building on the intersection of Makati’s Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas. Going home  from  the office at Vallero street in Makati and walking along Paseo de Roxas going to Ayala, no one would never notice this structure.

HSBC signage at the Enterprise Center

HSBC signage at the Enterprise Center

It is the headquarters of HSBC (I always remember their tagline, “HSBC, the world’s local bank!” Ohh yeah, you’re so international.) in the Philippines, as we can obviously seen the its signage at the top of the Tower 1. This signage actually is the reason of misconception of the public that the building is named after HSBC, the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

Enterprise Center (left) and Ayala Tower One (right) -image from ebtenorio.wordpress.com

Enterprise Center (left) and Ayala Tower One (right) -image from ebtenorio.wordpress.com

At night, the two towers of the Enterprise Center glows in elegance. They may not have a perfect crown to showcase over the Makati Skylines (definitely! the two towers have flat helipad like rooftops), but they use the facade at the top of the towers to show the glory of the building.

Location: 6766 Ayala Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas Avenue, Makati City, Philippines

Official Height: 171.9 m (563.98 ft) (Tower 1)

Floor Count: 40 aboveground, 7 belowground

Architects: Wong & Tung International Limited – Hong Kong; ARADS & Associates – Manila

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