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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Proposed tallest buildings in the Philippines!

    http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/5/2000/07/105141.jpg
    SkyCity in Ortigas
    (status: On Hold)
    If built will be the tallest buillding in the Philippines. Will have 85 floors and be over 1000 ft.

    http://www.skyscrapers.com/files/transfer/6/2001/06/119543.jpg
    Lopez Centre in Makati
    (Status: On Hold)

    What do you guys think? Nice huh?


    The Philippines desperately need landmarks to distinct itself to potential tourist. I don't know if these buildings will do, but hopefully the out come will be stunning!

    Anyone have any news about these skyscrapers? When will construction begin?

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    Post Re: Proposed tallest buildings in the Philippines!

    Originally posted by bongnpinoy
    ...

    What do you guys think? Nice huh?

    The Philippines desperately need landmarks to distinct itself to potential tourist. I don't know if these buildings will do, but hopefully the out come will be stunning!

    Anyone have any news about these skyscrapers? When will construction begin?
    Construction will begin as soon as you send in the money ... heh heh heh ... lots of money will be needed for ... you know ... approvals. Ha ha ha ha ha!!!

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    Cool most filipinos think like peasants.

    they won't appreciate the concept of a landmark while it's being built. just look at what happened to the proposed millenium tower in luneta. bunch of idiots booed it down. and the sad thing about it? it was politicians, businessmen and makati professionals who shot the idea to pieces. they're really just peasants who think only of their stomachs and genitals.

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    http://www.mousescripts.com/clipart/images725/Characters/Mickey_Mouse/mickey08a.gif I don't think it's possible,daming unfinished building sa Makati bec of some Political Issue,aside from our Country's Geographical Location.

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    Now tarry a while, guys.

    Let us not condemn those who condemned the construction of these buildings.

    It may be that Manila rests on soft foundation. These tall buildings need a firm hard rock for a base or they will have to sink on the soft ground a whole lot of pylons that long for a prop.

    This procedure should be prohibitively expensive.

    There might not even be a contractor around with enough integrity and enough experience on earthquakes and strong winds to build these skyscrapers.

    Let us ascertain first why the other building plans were scrapped.

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    Post Re: most filipinos think like peasants.

    Originally posted by mac_bolan00
    they won't appreciate the concept of a landmark while it's being built. just look at what happened to the proposed millenium tower in luneta. bunch of idiots booed it down. and the sad thing about it? it was politicians, businessmen and makati professionals who shot the idea to pieces. they're really just peasants who think only of their stomachs and genitals.
    Bottom line ... there was not enough money to grease the wheels ... of approvals, that is.

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    SkyCity tower has been approved but has been put on hold because of legal actions taken by a wealthy town-house community who fear that it would cast a shadow on their homes.

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    tallest building? but what for? the money could be used on other matters to help pull pinas out from the pit..

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    Originally posted by ohmy
    tallest building? but what for? the money could be used on other matters to help pull pinas out from the pit..
    The money to build these skyscrapers will not come from the government it will be funded by the private sector.

    There is a need for more office space in the Philippines as its economy grows. Since there is a need for these skyscrapers anyway; why not build a skyscraper, not necessarily the tallest in the world, but distinct enough so that a skyscraper would be associated with the country. If a landmark such as a skyscraper were to be associated with the Philippines other than the Abu Sayaf it would truly boost tourism and investors confidence.

    The Abu Sayaf symbolizes terror, fear, a backward country; would you like to invest or visit such a place?

    Skyscrapers symbolize development, business, and progress. Doesn't that sound much better?

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    So much office space...is there a market/demand for all of it? Aren't some tall building projects in Manila being shelved bec. of a glut in real estate? That's one of the issues being brought up in the debate on whether superscrapers are really desirable. When the World Trade Center towers were constructed, they caused such a huge glut in the NY real estate market that a significant portion of the WTC was donated to the New York City local government.

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    there is actually a surplus of office space around the metropolis. check out RCBC tower. its not even filled up.. there are many office buildings like that in makati and pasig.

    there are many other things that could symbolize growth and development of a country. right now, having that tall building will not be the best solution.

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    In any ten-year span of inactivity of a nation, a Capital city or any metropolis is a sign that everything is at a standstill and not much improvement and progress is going on.

    To awaken such sluggishness is for the government and the private sector to have 5-year, 10-year or n-years programs that are realistically plausible for future endeavors. In this case, it awakens and reinvigorate the economy rather than be always at the state of stagnation.

    A city like Manila with no movement in the infrastructure sector is just like a city waiting to rot and self-destruct. This can be compared to a human body which needs the constant feed of new energy...physical activity to be always in shape.

    Whereas in other cities of the world have done and risk its ventures by building Chunnel between England and France, an ambitious constuction of an Island International airport in Japan, the tallest high standing structure in the world of Toronto, the CN Tower and those skyscrapers in the surroundings of Shanghai...all these reinvigorate the soul of a City.

    That's what we need around here to do the same or excel even in the midst of risk. But to avoid such risk is to employ the best of minds in our own human resources.

    Then we can conquer the risk of earthquakes or other natural calamities that we may encounter.

    But even the Twin Towers of New York has its own Waterloo.

    To do such things is to keep the place and its inhabitants very vibrant and have a feeling accomplishment.

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    Originally posted by bongnpinoy


    Skyscrapers symbolize development, business, and progress. Doesn't that sound much better?
    If I believed this, then most of the G-8 members are underdeveloped and unprogressive.

    They do not sport tall buildings like the US.

    These G-8 members are fully industrialized and progressive enough to donate their surplus to the rest of the world. Most of them do not go for broke building skyscrapers.

    There are other things we can do to symbolize development.

    And building skyscrapers just to show development defeats the purpose of the tall buildings.

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    with that amount of money.. i would rather see the sky way being done.. more infrastructures such as wider roads, traffic networks. to expand/ease the congested metro manila towards other towns..

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    As of now, unbeaten pa rin ang PBCom Tower along Ayala Avenue.

    It stands 259 meters (848 feet).

    I love that building!

    Sana nga matuloy yung SkyCity Tower...

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    The bigger they are...the harder they fall!!..Remember??

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    Originally posted by rickoshay


    If I believed this, then most of the G-8 members are underdeveloped and unprogressive.

    They do not sport tall buildings like the US.

    These G-8 members are fully industrialized and progressive enough to donate their surplus to the rest of the world. Most of them do not go for broke building skyscrapers.
    The members of the G-8: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation the United Kingdom and the United States do not truly longer smybolize the 8 most industrilized nations in the world. You can probably drop: Italy, France, and Russia, from the list. They are still members because it's just politically correct to keep them as members, the orginazation is afraid it would offend members if it tried to remove any member-country out. But anyway most of these countries do sport skycrapers.

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    Originally posted by bongnpinoy

    The members of the G-8: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation the United Kingdom and the United States do not truly longer smybolize the 8 most industrilized nations in the world. You can probably drop: Italy, France, and Russia, from the list. They are still members because it's just politically correct to keep them as members, the orginazation is afraid it would offend members if it tried to remove any member-country out. But anyway most of these countries do sport skycrapers.
    If you drop Italy, France and Russia from the list, then what you have left is the G-5. Conversely, if you add more countries ... like 122 more countries ... you will have the G-130. Ha ha ha ha ha!!!

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    http://www.mousescripts.com/clipart/images725/Characters/Mickey_Mouse/mickey08a.gif
    Originally posted by bongnpinoy
    Skyscrapers symbolize development, business, and progress. Doesn't that sound much better?
    There are so many other ways to Symbolized the country's progress and development, how will you consider that as a Progressive Symbol if there's no tenants inside?I think economy is a very simple thing,it's just a matter of Supply And Demand,if there's no demand,what's the supply for
    Or maybe, just maybe...., inaatake na naman ng pag-kagaya-gaya at pagkainggitero ang mga pinoy!

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    Originally posted by Mickey2000
    http://www.mousescripts.com/clipart/images725/Characters/Mickey_Mouse/mickey08a.gif There are so many other ways to Symbolized the country's progress and development, how will you consider that as a Progressive Symbol if there's no tenants inside?I think economy is a very simple thing,it's just a matter of Supply And Demand,if there's no demand,what's the supply for
    Or maybe, just maybe...., inaatake na naman ng pag-kagaya-gaya at pagkainggitero ang mga pinoy!
    I must have been misinformed. But I don't believe Rockwell land Corporation and E.G Gazon Inc would construct skyscrapers for millions of dollars if there weren't a demand for them now or in the near future.

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