Tuesday, October 14, 2008

PAGCOR Tower Manila

This is an artist's impression of the proposed PAGCOR Tower to be erected within the PAGCOR Entertainment City near the SM Mall of Asia. Upon completion it will be the tallest tower in the world with a height of more than 650 meters. Many might confuse the tallest tower from the tallest building, it's not the same banana. Currently, the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada is the world's tallest tower with a height of 553 meters.

A tower differs from a building in the sense that buildings have floors and is designed for residential, business or manufacturing use. The world's tallest towers are principally telecommunication towers and while they may have observation decks or restaurants, they do not have floors all the way up. I have been to the 5th tallest tower in the world, the Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower in Malaysia, and I love its revolving restaurant which serves daily buffet dinners.

The PAGCOR Entertainment City complex will be built in three phases on 800 hectares of reclaimed land. The first phase will host a hotel-resort and a theme park. The next two phases will have retirement villages and entertainment centers. Almost 90 percent of the funds for the project will come from foreign investors. Other funders from Japan, Europe and U.S. and South Korea have also signified interest in financing the project.

The 5 tallest towers in the world

38 comments:

Carlota said...

i like this tower plan.. waaahhh.. pupuntahan ko talaga ito pag natapos na...

okay lang na pareha tayo ng countdown.. kinopya ko rin yun.. weeee

Share my point of view... said...

Well, I guess our own tower will be pushed out from the top 5 tallest once this beast is erected!

Allan Barredo said...

wow napaka futuristic naman. I guess they have all the money to spare ;)

kegler747 said...

@ carlota: I can't wait na nga eh, sana matapos na agad ito

kegler747 said...

@ share my point of view: You should come here in Manila to see this tower in the future.

kegler747 said...

@ allan barredo: Yup, parang nasa sci-fi movie lang ;)

Jowell said...

Haha. I did a post on this one too and yup medyo hesitant akong paniwalaan to noong una but upon knowing that foreign investors would be funding this project, may katotohanan naman pala. I hope this would be as grand as the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai. Have you seen pictures of it? Whoah!

the donG said...

i saw this in the latest TIME issue. it's believe to bee the tallest in the world as you have mentioned here too.

excited na akong makita yan. finally may tallest na tayo na tower.

r-yo said...

wow! what's in it for PAGCOR? kikita ba ang project na ito? sure this is going to be a nice structure for the Manila skyline. i'm just not sure if we are ready for lavish expenditures like.

Rintjez said...

Woww..that would be pretty cool when it happens :)

alicesg said...

Very interesting. These tall buildings really amazed me. Like the top of the world's feeling. Thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

kegler747 said...

@ jowell: It is good that the government has nothing to do with this so there will be less controversy about this project.

kegler747 said...

@ the dong: Me too, I'm so excited for this to be finished.

kegler747 said...

@ r-yo: Well, I know this will be a good project. Never naman nalulugi ang isang casino-themed project.

kegler747 said...

@ rintjez: Can't wait for 2012 for this project to be finished.

kegler747 said...

@ alicesg: I have a fascination too for tall buildings :)

Nicely said...

ok ung plano pero sana wag kurakutin ung pampagawa para di gumuho sa kaunting lindol lang...

Lawstude said...

that would be grand pag nagkatotoo. parang may hawig sya sa tower ng seattle no?

Sidney said...

That is quite a project ! This will be huge...and hopefully generate the needed jobs and tourist inflow.
World class!

Ces said...

Another tourist attraction. hehe!

Sana mapuntahan ko yan pag natapos. Kelan kaya un? :D

kegler747 said...

@ nicely: Mukhang marami naman pera ang pagcor kaya it would be world class naman ;)

kegler747 said...

@ lawstude: Oo nga atty. yun din ang naisip ko

kegler747 said...

@ sidney: I hope that because of this the Philippines would be a household name for travelers.

kegler747 said...

@ ces: Sa 2012 ang target completion date. Sana wala mga delays.

the spool artist said...

i hope this monstrousity is quake proof! It's gonna be a major source of pinoy pride, but if it fails, it will be a shame too. I hope to see this featured in National Geographic's Frontlines of Construction shows soon!

travelphilippines said...

atlast malalagay nnmn tayo sa mapa but just recently lang nag launch nnmn ng bagong tower sa dubai which is taller than burj dubai sana lang mauna tong pagcor para atleast naman may tallest tower tayong maipagmalaki.

kegler747 said...

@ the spool artist: Yeah, I hope it will be featured in "Megastructures"

kegler747 said...

@ travelphilippines: It's time for the Philippines to shine

salingPUSA said...

wow----my fist time to see the masterplan. The only thing I herard is that it will be located near MOA. sana matuloy to. It's about time we have an observation tower of our own. This will definitely change the landscape of Manila. go go. Pilipinas, umasenso ka!!!

Anonymous said...

Seems the tower will be near NAIA, would be near for a plane to hit, ha ha!

BCS said...

I've heard a nephew of my wife mention something about this, but the way he mentioned it sounded like it has already been built, so I brushed the thought off thinking that he's just imagining things. Besides, he never mentioned about it being the tallest, or at least one of the tallest. He's 12 years old I think. Other than that, I've never heard of anything about this until now.

This is simply amazing! I can't wait to see it, but then it's still 3 to 4 years away...

susubaybayan ko to... :) Blog material!!! hahaha!

Mitz said...

oriental pearl tower lang napuntahan ko. hehe. hindi ba mas mataas na yung bagong world financial center sa shanghai dun?

Anderson said...

Wow thats a great plan. When it happens This will be huge generate the tourist.

Anonymous said...

This tower is so not much remarkable but amazing such a mega structure in Manila

Manila mark the globe.

Anonymous said...

mallalaan sa 2012....matmat.

matmat said...

maganda but plan is still a plan

Anonymous said...

d kya delikado tong tower na to? d b ang pilipinas ay nsa pacific ring of fire?? bka pglumindol or umulan mtumba agad to!! hehehe!!

Anonymous said...

d kya delikado tong tower na to? d b ang pilipinas ay nsa pacific ring of fire?? bka pglumindol or umulan mtumba agad to!! hehehe!!