daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy (aug.2, 2013) | DMCA policy | flipboard magazine

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Asian Forums > Philippine Forums > Around the Philippines > Cities, Places, Travel and Geography > Metro Manila

View Poll Results: How would you rate the quality of life in Manila?
Excellent, I'm fully satisfied 9 2.91%
Satisfactory, but can be improved 78 25.24%
Needs ALOT of improvement! 222 71.84%
Voters: 309. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old June 18th, 2004, 02:41 AM   #361
pau_p1
Proud to be Filipino
 
pau_p1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Metro Manila, Singapore
Posts: 4,049
Likes (Received): 154

wow... those were nice pics... hmmm... if there were more tall building on that area of Ermita.. boy... tey would look very good.. they're also colorful...
pau_p1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old June 18th, 2004, 03:05 AM   #362
mhe-ann
Federer Express!!!
 
mhe-ann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Batangas, Laguna
Posts: 599
Likes (Received): 0

simply beautiful.
__________________
Better is the one of little means who is walking in his integrity than anyone crooked in [his] ways, although he is rich. - Prov. 28:6
mhe-ann no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 19th, 2004, 03:45 AM   #363
weirdo
helter skelter
 
weirdo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: MacArthur Park
Posts: 695
Likes (Received): 12

ust main building (ust campus, sampaloc)



2002
__________________
bangkok | manila | singapore | los angeles
weirdo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 19th, 2004, 04:57 AM   #364
ryanr
Registered non-User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 6,900
Likes (Received): 11

Nice pics! I love that area of Manila
ryanr no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 19th, 2004, 06:53 AM   #365
pau_p1
Proud to be Filipino
 
pau_p1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Metro Manila, Singapore
Posts: 4,049
Likes (Received): 154

that is the one of the most beautiful Spanish architecture left in Manila.... makes me proud to be a Tomasino...

at first I thought (actually most that I know) thought that it was a church... heheheh...
pau_p1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 19th, 2004, 11:56 AM   #366
Francis20
BANNED
 
Francis20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Makati
Posts: 1,497
Likes (Received): 1

UST is gonna have a new structure. I think its a multilevel parking building. It's 3 storey above ground. i dunno if there are any underground. Anyone who's got the rendering? They say this has to blend with the archi pieces already existing at UST.
Francis20 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 20th, 2004, 12:52 PM   #367
renell
Here Since 2002
 
renell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Sydney/Metro Manila
Posts: 6,923
Likes (Received): 4

the UST's main building (forgot it's name) is really nice looking. my cousin who's in High School there at the moment toured me around there. i saw there renderings for a new basketball arena. and i also saw a temporary parking lot there, like the ones we saw in front of Rustans Makati couple years earlier...
__________________
dafuq I've been here ten years?!
renell no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 20th, 2004, 05:38 PM   #368
JudeD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 303
Likes (Received): 39

Quote:
Originally Posted by pau_p1
that is the one of the most beautiful Spanish architecture left in Manila.... makes me proud to be a Tomasino...

at first I thought (actually most that I know) thought that it was a church... heheheh...
But wasn't the UST Sampaloc campus put up during the American era? The historical marker in front says 1934. Although they did stick to Spanish gothic instead of American neoclassical architecture.
JudeD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 20th, 2004, 06:32 PM   #369
bagel
Member, Winifred Fan Club
 
bagel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Posts: 2,497
Likes (Received): 27

Don't quote me on this but I think I remember the historical marker in front of the original UST in Intramuros (near the site of the original Sto. Domingo Church) saying that UST started moving to Sampaloc in the last decades of the 1800s. Someone has to check this out.

Those buildings are certainly not the original UST buildings.
__________________

I am the original thread killer.
bagel no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 21st, 2004, 04:18 AM   #370
Hawayano
Registered User
 
Hawayano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Honolulu
Posts: 1,759
Likes (Received): 31

Quote:
Originally Posted by boybaha
Don't quote me on this but I think I remember the historical marker in front of the original UST in Intramuros (near the site of the original Sto. Domingo Church) saying that UST started moving to Sampaloc in the last decades of the 1800s. Someone has to check this out.

Those buildings are certainly not the original UST buildings.
You're right, boybaha...the original UST faced what was Plaza Benavides in Intramuros, just west of the old Santo Domingo Church. (See the Wartime Philippines thread in this site for the Plaza Espana view in 1945--old UST is on the right side of the pic). The cornerstone for the Espana campus was set in 1911, on the 300th anniversary of UST's founding. When you enter the present-day campus, the ornate archway and statue of Fray Benavides are the surviving architectural features removed from the original Walled City campus. So I'm not so sure about classifying the 1911-era buildings as "Spanish" architecture, since they're US-period structures.
Hawayano no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 21st, 2004, 05:24 PM   #371
pau_p1
Proud to be Filipino
 
pau_p1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Metro Manila, Singapore
Posts: 4,049
Likes (Received): 154

uhhmmm ok... I sat corrected... yeah I forgot that Espana campus was built in the late 1900's...


this is the Arch of the Centuries...this side that faces Espana is the reconstructed facade of the old UST entrance... and the other side is the original one... it was transferred to Espana when the campus moved....

for the new carpark... I saw a rendering last week I think.. which was posted in the Sunday edition of the Philippine Star.... they will replace/enlarge the existing 2 storey parking in front of the UST Hospital... to add more park space and to blend in with the architecture....

I was an organization officer in UST back in college and in 1999, the Treasurer told us of future plans on the University soil...

1. the renovation of the Fra Angelico building to make it a 10 storey building. Today it was already renovated but I think its below 10 storey high
2. the Student Center... it will replace the Cooperative Cantene behind the Main Building.. to a 5 storey multipurpose building
3. to renovate the UST health building.
4. an underground parking on the Engineering Complex ground... well this didn't seem to push through because of the floods.. so maybe this is why they are just remodeling the old multilevel parking...
pau_p1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 22nd, 2004, 06:00 AM   #372
MixedMike
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Likes (Received):

Quote:
Originally Posted by weirdo


this is the gray and colored (photoshopd) version.

taken 2003

i missd posting photos in this thread
is this part of chinatown in Manila?
  Reply With Quote
Old June 23rd, 2004, 01:40 PM   #373
weirdo
helter skelter
 
weirdo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: MacArthur Park
Posts: 695
Likes (Received): 12

yes.
__________________
bangkok | manila | singapore | los angeles
weirdo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 23rd, 2004, 01:58 PM   #374
weirdo
helter skelter
 
weirdo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: MacArthur Park
Posts: 695
Likes (Received): 12

it's manila day tomorrow. yehey. why? no classes. will try to shoot on quiapo and or manila bay tom with my friends. will try if an old slr i found somewhere in the house would work. if not, there's a free pizza hut manual instamatic cam. wahey. and will be at up diliman tom too for some concert.

happy manila day everyone. and try to watch any film on manila film festival cos i won't.
__________________
bangkok | manila | singapore | los angeles
weirdo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 23rd, 2004, 02:01 PM   #375
weirdo
helter skelter
 
weirdo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: MacArthur Park
Posts: 695
Likes (Received): 12

bargain (divisoria)



taken around march 2003

since it's manila day tomorrow i'm going to post several pics of manila tday. wahey.
__________________
bangkok | manila | singapore | los angeles

Last edited by weirdo; June 23rd, 2004 at 04:07 PM.
weirdo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 23rd, 2004, 04:12 PM   #376
SunKing
Wanderlust
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Manila Bay Area
Posts: 359
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by weirdo
since it's manila day tomorrow i'm going to post several pics of manila tday. wahey.
No classes tomorrow, yay!
__________________
WOW PHILIPPINES! - More Than the Usual Attractions.

Animo La Salle!
SunKing no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 23rd, 2004, 04:18 PM   #377
weirdo
helter skelter
 
weirdo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: MacArthur Park
Posts: 695
Likes (Received): 12

the landmark (rizal park)



it's the rizal monument. the one with replicas in spain and china. and probably in some other places.

taken mga june 2002
__________________
bangkok | manila | singapore | los angeles
weirdo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 23rd, 2004, 04:22 PM   #378
weirdo
helter skelter
 
weirdo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: MacArthur Park
Posts: 695
Likes (Received): 12

the national museum (hanapin nio na lang sa map nio)



ito ay ang national museum. may kabulukan pero maganda pa rin. astig ang laman.

already forgot kung kelan ko tinake. maybe mga early 2003 or late 2002. i think 2003.
__________________
bangkok | manila | singapore | los angeles
weirdo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 23rd, 2004, 04:25 PM   #379
weirdo
helter skelter
 
weirdo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: MacArthur Park
Posts: 695
Likes (Received): 12

city hall from padre burgos



isang pic ko sa city hall ng maynila. sabay ng kuha ko sa natl museum
__________________
bangkok | manila | singapore | los angeles
weirdo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 23rd, 2004, 04:29 PM   #380
weirdo
helter skelter
 
weirdo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: MacArthur Park
Posts: 695
Likes (Received): 12

manileņos (baywalk)



sila ang mga tambay sa manila bay. i'm one of them. but we dun know each other. maybe taken 2003.
__________________
bangkok | manila | singapore | los angeles
weirdo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
manila, metro manila, philippines, urban development

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu