Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the Philippines

Philippines has a great architectural development since there are more than 50 skyscrapers with a height higher than 150 m. Nonetheless, majority of these buildings are located in Metro Manila, which is the seat of government and one of three defined metropolitan areas in the Philippines. It is composed of 16 citiesbut its buildings are mainly concentrated in Taguig City, Manila, Pasig and Makati.

We have also mention that there are actually 8 projects of buildings under construction that will be taller than 200 meters and they are estimated to be finished in next years.

This time we will show you a list of the Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the Philippines.

Clarifications:

Before staring, we want to let you know two points.

1. This list have been published on April 29th, 2020, keep on mind that only those skyscrapers completed until this date have been taken into account, if a new building were completed and it’s among the top 10 tallest buildings in the Philippines, the list will be updated as soon as possible.

2. If you realize that the content show below is already outdated, please leave a comment and we will update it in the shortest possible time.

Alright, it’s time to start!

Skyscrapers in the Philippines: Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the Philippines

BUILDINGHEIGHT
1. Philippine Bank of Communications258.6 m (848 ft)
2. Grand Hyatt Metrocenter258.5 m (848 ft)
3. Trump Tower At Century City250.7 m (822 ft)
4. The Shang Salcedo249.8 m (820 ft)
5. Gramercy Residences243.9 m (800 ft)
6. The Imperium at Capital Commons240 m (787 ft)
7. Discovery Primea238.8 m (783 ft)
8. The Royalton230 m (755 ft)
9. Grand Riviera Suites230 m (755 ft)
10. Shangri-La at the Fort229.3 m (752 ft)

10. Shangri-La at the Fort

Height: 229.3 m (752 ft)
Floors: 63
Building Functions: residential, hotel
Architect Firm: Handel Architects LLP
Location: Taguig City, Metro Manila
Construction Start: 2011
Completed: 2016

Shangri-La at the Fort houses a 5-star luxury hotel and mixed-used building located in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila. Its construction started in 2011 and was finished 5 years later on March 1. It also hosts residential units.

9. Grand Riviera Suites

Height: 230 m (755 ft)
Floors: 57
Building Function: residential
Architect Firm: Asya Design Partner
Location: Manila, Metro Manila
Construction Start: 2011
Completed: 2014

The Grand Riviera Suites is a high rise residential skyscraper located along Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Metro Manila. Proposed in 2010 the building was constructed a year after and was completed in 2014. By June 2013, the building was already topped-off. At 230 meters (750 ft) high, the building is the tallest building in Manila city proper.

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8. The Royalton

Height: 230 m (755 ft)
Floors: 65
Building Function: residential
Architect Firm: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Location: Pasig, Metro Manila
Construction Start: 2012
Completed: 2019

The Royalton is one of the most recent projects finished in the Philippines. It’s a 65-storey, 230 m (755 ft) tall residential skyscraper in Pasig, Metro Manila. The construction started in 2012 and seven years later, in 2019 was finally inaugurated. This tower is within the Capitol Commons complex.

7. Discovery Primea

Height: 238.8 m (783 ft)
Floors: 67
Building Functions: residential, hotel
Architect Firm: Tange Associates
Location: Makati, Metro Manila
Construction Start: 2010
Completed: 2014

Discovery Primea is a 68-storey mixed-use residential tower located in Makati along Ayala Avenue. It stands on the former Gilarmi Apartments, one of the earliest urban residential condominiums built in the Makati Central Business District. The latter also owns the Discovery Suites, a service-apartment in the Ortigas Center business district in Mandaluyong.

6. The Imperium at Capital Commons

Height: 240 m (787 ft)
Floors: 63
Building Function: residential
Architect Firm: –
Location: Pasig, Metro Manila
Construction Start: 2014
Completed: 2019

The Imperium is a residential skyscraper within the Capital Commons complex, which consists in two towers: The Royalton (eighth tallest building) and The Imperium (sixth tallest building). Due to the fact that both towers are part of the same complex, finished in 2019 both buildings are the newest in this list,

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5. Gramercy Residences

Height: 243.9 m (800 ft)
Floors: 71
Building Function: residential
Architect Firms: Jerde Partnership; Pomeroy Studio
Location: Makati, Metro Manila
Construction Start: 2008
Completed: 2013

The Gramercy Residences is a residential high-rise condominium in Makati, Metro Manila. It is the first of several buildings built at the new Century City complex along Kalayaan Avenue by the Century City Development Corporation.

4. The Shang Salcedo

Height: 249.8 m (820 ft)
Floors: 67
Building Function: residential
Architect Firm: Wong Tung & Partners
Location: Makati, Metro Manila
Construction Start: 2012
Completed: 2017

The Shang Salcedo (also known as Shang Salcedo Place) is a 67-storey, 249.8 m (820 ft) tall residential skyscraper in Makati, Metro Manila. Completed in 2017, it became the fourth tallest building in the Philippines.

3. Trump Tower At Century City

Height: 250.7 m (822 ft)
Floors: 58
Building Function: residential
Architect Firms: Pomeroy Studio; Broadway Malyan
Location: Makati, Metro Manila
Construction Start: 2012
Completed: 2017

Trump Tower at Century City is a high-rise skyscraper within Century City complex located in Makati Central Business District. At 250.7 m (822 ft) it’s the tallest building in the complex and also the third tallest building in the Philippines.

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2. Grand Hyatt Metrocenter

Height: 258.5 m (848 ft)
Floors: 57
Building Functions: hotel, office
Architect Firms: Casas + Architects; Wong & Ouyang
Location: Taguig City, Metro Manila
Construction Start: 2012
Completed: 2016

Grand Hyatt Metrocenter is a 57-storey, 258.5 m (848 ft) mixed-use skyscraper in Taguig City, Metro Manila. Its construction was proposed in 2008 and four years later, in 2012, it began to be built and was culminated in 2012. It’s actually the tallest building in Taguig City and the second tallest building in the Philippines.

1. Philippine Bank of Communications

Height: 258.6 m (848 ft)
Floors: 55
Building Function: office
Architect Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Location: Makati, Metro Manila
Construction Start: 1998
Completed: 2000

Philippine Bank of Communications (also known as PBCom Tower) is a office skyscraper in the Makati Central Business District. It is just a little centimeters taller than Grand Hyatt Metrocenter. It was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, an American architect firm that also has built many high-rise buildings around the world, incluiding the construction of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Reference: http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/