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The Petron Megaplaza is an office skyscraper located in Makati City, Philippines. It previously held the title as the tallest building in the Philippines from 1998 when it surpassed the then tallest building in the country, the Rufino Pacific Tower, until 2000 when the current tallest building, the PBCom Tower, was topped-off. It currently holds the title as the third tallest building in Makati City, and the fourth tallest building in Metro Manila and in the Philippines as well. It has a total ground to architectural spire top height of 210 meters, soaring at 45 storeys high.
The Project Team
The developer and owner of Petron Megaplaza is Megaworld Corporation, one of the largest real estate companies in the Philippines. The word "Mega" in Megaplaza is in recognition of Megaworld Corporations' participation and ownership of the building. The building was designed by world renowned architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, while the structural design works was made well known Philippine engineering firm Aromin + Sy & Associates, in cooperation with another internationally known engineering company Ove Arup & Partners (presently known as Arup). Construction works was undertaken by D.M. Consunji, Inc., one of the largest general contractors in the country.
The Petron Megaplaza is located at Senator Gil Puyat Avenue (also known as Buendia Avenue) near the intersection with Makati Avenue, well within the Makati Central Business District. It is strategically positioned near other major establishments, including the Mandarin Oriental Manila, Citadel Inn and Makati Palace hotel, numerous office and residential buildings, and entertainment areas along Makati Avenue and Burgos Street. The building's anchor tenant, in which the building was named, is Philippine petroleum giant Petron Corporation. It is also home to several large corporations and offices, including Cemex Philippines and Norway's embassy.
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