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Juan Luna E Services Building

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Country  Philippines
Town or city  Binondo
Opened  1923
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Former names  First National City Bank
Address  Juan Luna cor. Muelle dela Industria Streets
Similar  El Hogar Filipino Building, Capitol Theater, First United Building, Calvo Building, Regina Building

Juan Luna E-Services Building, (formerly named and still commonly referred to as First National City Bank) is located in Binondo, Manila, Philippines. Built in 1923, it is currently being restored to host Business Process Outsourcing businesses such as call centers. Although being renovated, the aesthetics of the building are being preserved.

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Map of Juan Luna E-Services Building, Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Architecture

The five-storey Pacific Commercial Company Building, also known as the National City Bank, was designed by American architects Murphy, McGill and Hamlin of New York City and Shanghai, and was completed in 1923 at a cost of two million pesos. Occupying about 1,800 square meters of an irregularly shaped corner lot adjacent to El Hogar, it has a frontage of forty-three meters on General Luna Street and forty-six meters on Muelle de la Industria, along the Pasig River. The building derived its design from the trademark architectural features set by the International Banking Corporation of New York for its overseas branches. The bank’s prototype was made up of a row of colossal columns in antis, which was faithfully reproduced for its Manila headquarters. The ground floor was fully rusticated to effect a textured finish. This floor had arched openings with fanlights emphasized by stones forming the arch. The main doors were adorned with lintels resting on consoles. Above the ground floor were six three-storey high, engaged Ionic columns, ending in an entablature topped by a cornice. These six columns dominating the south and west facades were, in turn, flanked by a pair of pilasters on both fronts. The fifth floor was slightly indented and also topped by an entablature crowned by strip of anthemion.

References

Juan Luna E-Services Building Wikipedia


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