December 13, 2008

Red stripes and metal bamboo

Two of the three condominium towers of The Columns Ayala, located at another corner of Ayala and Gil Puyat Avenues in Makati City, right across the RCBC Plaza. Like many of the newer office and condominium towers being built in Manila nowadays, the street level spaces of The Columns are cafés and restaurants open to the public. Behind the metal screen with the bamboo design are the parking levels for the towers' residents.

The Columns Ayala

12 comments:

Wayne said...

I wouldn't say we have exactly the same buildings in Vancouver but these could be transplanted here and no one would think twice about it. I've noticed in the past few years that some colour is finally being added to our condo towers. For years they were basic sea green glass and steel or some shade of beige.

Walker said...

Thanks for looking in on my blog. Love this picture and enjoyed the others as well. I was in Manila over 20 years ago. Things have changed much.

lunarossa said...

Oh what a a sight, Hilda! I don't think I could venture up there. I suffer from vertigo and that would be the end for me!!! Have a nice Sunday. Ciao. Antonella

Saretta said...

Very modern stuff! I guess no one yelled at you for taking a picture of this building...I remember another time you had some trouble.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

although i wouldnt want to be living or working in such a building, they are awesome to look at. do people live in these blocks, or are they just offices?

marley said...

Thats a nice looking building. I like the bamboo design on the screen. Adds some interest to the design.

lisasarsfield said...

Wow, thats a big building! It's a bit sterile looking for my personal preference but I do admire the skill and talent that goes into building them.

nobu said...

I have heard that Makati is modern and neat place.

That building has nice structure.

raf said...

Great job you do, Hilda, of covering Manila with your wonderful blog. Thanks for sharing all the many riches you have there! Especially like the food posts of your varied and delicious cuisine.

Guy D said...

Impressive building, Id love to visit Manila one day.

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Ming the Merciless said...

It looks exactly like New York City. ;-)

USelaine said...

Whoa! Scrolling down over this makes it leap off the screen!