June 1, 2011

Land under construction

THEME DAY: UNDER CONSTRUCTION • The Cultural Center of the Philippines (including Sofitel Manila and Harbour Square which are in the same complex), SM Mall of Asia (currently the 4th largest mall in the world), and many of the luxury residential condominium buildings in Pasay City with fantastic views of Manila Bay and its gorgeous sunsets, all stand on land reclaimed from the sea. And it looks as if the sea is still trying to get some of it back.

reclaimed land in Pasay City


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15 comments:

bfarr said...

Love your perspective.

Re your comments about the CN Tower and the glass floor. Yes, I was able to stand on it after convincing myself that it was safe and I would not fall.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Now you have me wondering how they reclaimed the land.

magtiblogz said...

there are numerous stories on how the soil would shift during the construction of MOA considering that its a reclamation area..

@Oakland Daily Photo, reclamation of the Manila bay area I think was done during the time for former president Marcos. it was one of her wife's (Imeldific) pet project.. They hauled in tons of soild and rock and dumped them into the seabed...

Olivier said...

malheureusement on construit partout,dans des endroits magnifiques et cela souvent défigure la nature et le paysage.

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing angle in this picture!
The nature there is adorable, I hope the constructions don't damage it!
Hugs and a happy weekend
( we are going out for some days, see you next week!)
Léia

brattcat said...

This shot makes the give and take of nature very beautiful.

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Kaori said...

Tokyo has a lot of land reclaimed from the sea, too. This looks like a big project! Great angle from above the area, Hilda :D

Jarart said...

That gives us something to think about!

Mo said...

Why do I feel the sea will eventually win?

Photo Cache said...

It's scary to think that nature would eventually gets its way and take back what is rightfully hers.

Leif Hagen said...

I just hope none of those buildings leak and that they don't start to sink....

Rob and Mandy said...

I'm always very worried with pollution, on those reclaimed from the sea things. Please be careful, guys. Construction, not destruction

Sequim Daily Photo said...

This is a great shot. My sister was born on Clark Air Force base so I was excited to see your site on the daily photo today and I'll be back to check it out!

Dina said...

Constructing the very land on which you stand, that's a novel idea for the theme today.