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G.T. International Tower

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Status  Complete
Opening  2001
Floors  43
Opened  2001
Lifts/elevators  15
Type  Office
Height  217 m
Construction started  1999
Architecture firm  Kohn Pedersen Fox
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Location  6813 Ayala Avenue corner H.V. dela Costa Street, Makati, Philippines
Owner  Philippine Securities Corporation
Management  Jones Lang LaSalle Leechiu
Similar  Philippine Bank of Communications, LKG Tower, Philamlife Tower, Ayala Tower One, Robinsons Summit Center

G.T. International Tower is an office skyscraper located in Makati, Philippines. The "G.T." in the name stands for George Ty, the building's owner and chairman of the Metrobank Group. Standing at 217 meters (712.93 feet), it is currently the 3rd-tallest building in the country and Metro Manila as well. The building has 47 floors above ground, and 5 basement levels for parking.

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Map of G.T. International Tower, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Design and Construction

The G.T. International Tower was developed by Federal Land, Inc., the real estate arm of the Metrobank Group. The building's design was made by local architectural firms GF & Partners Architects and Gozar Planners Philippines, in cooperation with renowned international architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates as its design consultant. Structural design was provided by Aromin & Sy + Associates, while the general contractor for the project was C-E Construction.

The tower is crowned with a 10-storey vertical fin. This fin marks its presence in the Makati City skyline and provides a visual signature at the towers crown. Although the G.T. International Tower opened in 2001, it was not formally inaugurated until 2004.

Location

The building is located at the corner of Makati's Ayala Avenue and H.V. Dela Costa Street, and it's also near the headquarters of BDO a rival bank of Metrobank the main asset of the building's owner George Ty. It's situated near the entrance of the Makati Central Business District from Gil Puyat Avenue. It is a walk away from most of Makati's other major office and residential buildings, including the current tallest building in the country, the PBCom Tower, and is easily accessible by public transport along Ayala Avenue.

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G.T. International Tower Wikipedia