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Old February 9th, 2011, 10:38 AM   #541
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they can..but for a developing country like the philippines? it aint impossible..but it will takes time.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 02:47 PM   #542
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they can..but for a developing country like the philippines? it aint impossible..but it will takes time.
Now, there we do have valid point. As mentioned before, there are no real technical reasons for why it would not work, however economical ones. But I probably was a bit unclear. I did not really specifically mean a subway, but rathar a coherent and well knit together Metro system. (And those can go both under, on and above ground). I know there is a beginning of such a system, but much more need to be done.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 08:56 AM   #543
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Now, there we do have valid point. As mentioned before, there are no real technical reasons for why it would not work, however economical ones. But I probably was a bit unclear. I did not really specifically mean a subway, but rathar a coherent and well knit together Metro system. (And those can go both under, on and above ground). I know there is a beginning of such a system, but much more need to be done.
Eureka!

There lies the confusion; Manila already has 3 existing MRT/LRT lines, and 1 heavy rail line. And there are plans to augment the system with the addition of a few more MRT/LRT lines and the expansion of the current lines. Also, the possibility of operating a BRT system has been forwarded and is currently being studied.

So yeah, Manila has a "subway"/public transport system in place. We just need to expand it and make it more cohesive.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 02:14 AM   #544
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Old February 15th, 2011, 07:48 AM   #545
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Any news on whether it's gonna breach 300m?
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Old February 16th, 2011, 08:40 PM   #546
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a speculated height boost to reach 300m atleast..

88flrs(revised) was slated for the 302m height..but it's only 73flrs at the moment with the second topping off..
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Old February 17th, 2011, 07:13 AM   #547
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a speculated height boost to reach 300m atleast..

88flrs slated for the 302m..but it's only 73 at the moment with the second topping off..
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Old February 18th, 2011, 07:39 AM   #548
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GRAMERCY - philippines' tallest
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Old February 18th, 2011, 11:40 AM   #549
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Work at 35 Makati building projects stopped

by Ferdinand Fabella

THE Makati city government has ordered all construction work stopped at 35 high and medium-rise buildings in the city that were found to have violated the National Building Code and the Philippine Mechanical Code.

City Engineer Nelson Morales said they issued the work stoppage orders following the inspections of ongoing construction projects in the city.

The inspections were conducted from January to the second week of February.

“Many of the buildings inspected by our engineers were found not complying with a number of provisions under the national building and mechanical codes. We need to ensure the strict and full compliance of these projects with safety standards specified by the law,” Morales said in his report to Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr.

The 35 buildings ordered to cease construction works are: Eton Belton Place, Senta Tower, Avida Tower I, Mercedes Hotel, Antel Serenity Tower, One Pacific Place, RAM Tower, The Residences at Greenbelt;

Jazz Residence, KL Mosaic, Fairmont & Raffles Residences, Laureano de Trevi, The Oriental Place, Greenbelt Madison, The Columns, Avida Towers, Gramercy Project, Glorietta Redevelopment, Cityland M.E.T., Eton Greenbelt Residence, Mosaic Tower;

The Beacon Tower, Avida Towers San Lorenzo, One Rockwell, Alphaland Makati Place, Discovery Primera, Grand Midori, One Central Project, Edades Tower & Garden Villas, Victoria de Makati, Dohle Building, Stratford, Diamond Residences, Greenbelt Excelsior, and Megawide Construction.

Morales said the stoppage order will be lifted once the developers have corrected the violations and are found to be in full compliance with both the National Building Code and Philippine Mechanical Code.

The violations include the lack of conspicuous warning signs and fans or catch platforms and safety nets to protect pedestrians and motorists from falling objects, lack of safety belts and other protective gear for the workers, poorly maintained mechanical equipment like scaffolds, lack of proper barricades or guardrails alongside floor openings, and lack of a building permit from the City Building Official.

The city engineers intensified its inspection of construction projects in Makati after 10 workers of Eton Residences Greenbelt in Paseo de Roxas Avenue died when the mechanical lift they riding on collapsed.

Police have formally charged with reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicides and serious physical injury five construction officials over the deaths.

They were Eduardo Piñon, project manager Engineer Guillermo Torres, project-in-charge Jason Roselle, safety officer Ian Lester Agpoon, and Engireer Sonny Romero.

Torres, Roselle, and Agpoon are from the Arlo Aluminum Glass Construction Corp., subcontractor of C-E Construction, which is the general contractor of the 39-storey Eton Residences Greenbelt located at the corner of Gallardo Street and Paseo de Roxas Avenue.

Romero is the project officer of Jose Aliling Construction Management Corp., which is also in contract with C-E.

Piñon is from the EM Piñon Construction, which subcontracted the 10 workers to Arlo.
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Old February 18th, 2011, 01:27 PM   #550
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CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES IN FULL SWING AT THE GRAMERCY RESIDENCES.

No work stoppage at the Gramercy Residences / Finishing works proceed as scheduled.

Terrie F. Yu, corporate communications manager at Century Properties, said: "What we have is not a stoppage of construction but we were asked to comply with certain permits."
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Old February 20th, 2011, 11:48 AM   #551
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Old February 20th, 2011, 02:46 PM   #552
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NOW THIS BUILDING WILL BECOME THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE PHILIPPINES!!!!
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Old February 20th, 2011, 04:11 PM   #553
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it is already..
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Old February 21st, 2011, 05:58 AM   #554
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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:15 AM   #555
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Do you mean to say that countries around the ring of fire and typhoon belt can't have subways? Of course they can. Tokyo and Hong Kong come to mind.
HK is within the typhoon belt but not the Ring of Fire nor is a seismic zone.

Japanese cities have some of the most extensive subway systems in the world and they tend to me more earthquake prone than Philippine cities. Of course they are an industrialized nation.

But again, China, Thailand, Indonesia or even Vietnam are developing countries but have ambitious projects like supertall buildings, infrastructure, etc.

The Philippines is within Asia where supertall buildings are becoming so common in its cities.

If Asian cities both developed or not can have at least one supertall, The Philippines sure can.
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Eureka!

There lies the confusion; Manila already has 3 existing MRT/LRT lines, and 1 heavy rail line. And there are plans to augment the system with the addition of a few more MRT/LRT lines and the expansion of the current lines. Also, the possibility of operating a BRT system has been forwarded and is currently being studied.

So yeah, Manila has a "subway"/public transport system in place. We just need to expand it and make it more cohesive.
You mean, Manila has 2 light rail, 1 full metro and 1 commuter rail line.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 01:55 PM   #557
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As seen from Ermita, Manila





Of course, the tallest structure at the left (for the 1st photo) and at the center (for the 2nd one) is Gramercy.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 08:47 AM   #559
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I passed by Kalayaan yesterday, and it appears like Gramercy has actually topped off.

Can anybody confirm this?
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Manila's skyline is booming with many great projects
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