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