SM City Marikina
SM City Marikina is a shopping mall owned and managed by SM Prime Holdings, and is located in Calumpang, Marikina, Philippines. SM Supermalls is owned by Henry Sy, Sr.. SM City Marikina is the first shopping mall that has a wi-fi connection. The mall was designed by dsgn associates, a firm based in Dallas, Texas, in the USA. Interior design was by EDGE Interior Design Pty. Ltd., an Australian design consultant , together with SM City Marikina’s design team including Jose Siao Ling and Associates (architects), D.A. Abcede and Associates (project managers), and BF Construction Corporation, the general contractors of the mall. SM City Marikina is a part of SM's 50th Anniversary and it was the first SM mall to open on 2008. It is the 31st SM Supermall built in the Philippines, 14th latest SM Mall built within Metro Manila, and 3rd among other SM malls opened in the eastern region of Metropolitan Manila, after SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City and SM Supercenter Pasig in Pasig City (excluding nearby SM City Taytay which is part of Rizal Province). and not Metro Manila . SM City Marikina is strategically located in the Marikina River area which is currently being rehabilitated and developed, and the Marikina Riverbanks Center. It is situated along Marcos Highway (Radial Road-6 or R6), Barangay Calumpang, Marikina City. This mall has a total of 60,000 square meter land area and a total of 124,877.85 square meter gross floor area. Currently, SM City Marikina is one of the largest malls in Metro Manila and the 2nd largest mall in the eastern region of Metro Manila in terms of land area and also its floor areas thereby aligning it with the GFA of nearby malls Sta. Lucia East Grandmall (largest), Robinsons Place Metro East and Riverbanks Centermall, all situated on Marcos Highway. SM City Marikina was opened to public on September 5, 2008, with opening ceremonies and ribbon cutting headed by then MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando, and his wife, Marikina City Mayor Marides Fernando and other city officials, as well as the owner of SM Prime Holdings Henry Sy, and SM executives.

The mall began its plans in 2006 when Henry Sy bought an estimated 120,000 square meter lot that was owned by Bayani Fernando which was supposed to become a carnival/amusement park called Fun Pamilya. Construction began on early 2006. SM Prime Holdings and BF Construction Corporation are the developers of the mall. BF Corporation's role is to build some of the ground-breaking constructions, they constructed the building and applied 73-strong vertical tubes which will enable the mall to support the upper levels (Basement 1 to 3rd floor) from its ground area (Basement 2). Also, they are responsible for the construction of new bridges (branching towards Marcos Highway) surrounding the establishment. The mall's main entrance is located at the 3rd level of the building (1st floor of the mall) to be at par with Marcos Highway's high elevation, SM Marikina is also considered as the only SM mall in the Philippines to have the main entrance located on the 3rd level of the establishment. SM Prime Holdings and BF Construction Corporation have a master plan to build an annex building, located at the back of the mall which will extend from its main building. The construction will begin early 2009. It is envisioned to become one of the largest malls in Metro Manila in terms of land and floor area when completed.

SM City Marikina is strategically located beside the Marikina River and Marikina Riverbanks Center and situated along Marcos Highway, Barangay Calumpang, Marikina City. The location of the mall is very accessible because major transportation runs through Marcos Highway, like the Santolan LRT Station. There are also specialized bridges branching out to and from Marcos Highway bridge which all vehicles from Antipolo City going to Quezon City can directly access the Mall. It also has an interchange beneath the Marcos Highway bridge, allowing all vehicles to easily access the different points of Metro Manila, like those en route to NAIA, Makati City, Ortigas Center, and Eastwood City. SM City Marikina is near many residential areas.

Mall features
SM City Marikina's main building (The Mall) is one of the largest building structures in Marikina City. The Mall has a little similarity to SM Mall of Asia because of its modern interior and exterior designs and structures. The Mall was also called as "Mall of Marikina" especially in nearby residences or villages.

The mall features a five-level building (three upper floors function as the mall area and 2 lower floors serve as the indoor parking lots). It has a grand entrance, high ceilings and interplay of glass and steel, with modern Asian touches. Interiors have spacious areas with multicolored lighted ceilings with circle accents.

It has more than a thousand parking slots including provisions for motorcycle parking, a jeepney terminal for commuters, a 4-meter wide pedestrian overpass to and from the main mall area to the Santolan LRT station and another 2.40-meter-wide overpass to the Bus Bay 2 area. It is also eco-friendly, where a leisurely walk to and from the riverside is encouraged through an interlinked walkway, accessible even to the physically challenged.

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