Here's a list of tallest buildings in the Philippines.
The Philippines boasts an impressive skyline adorned with some of Southeast Asia's tallest architectural gems. From the bustling capital of Manila to the vibrant cityscape of Makati, these soaring structures stand as testaments to the nation's progress and urban development.
Note: this list only include buildings for occupancy (excluding communication towers and the like) updated as of August 2023.
Tallest Buildings in the Philippines
Below is the list for 20 tallest buildings (for occupancy) in the Philippines:
20. The St. Francis Shangri-La Place (Towers 1 & 2)
The St. Francis Shangri-La Place, also known as The St. Francis Towers 1 & 2 are twin-tower residential condominium skyscrapers in Mandaluyong, Philippines. The towers are currently the second tallest twin towers in the Philippines surpassing Pacific Plaza Towers with a height of 212.88 metres from the ground to its architectural spire. It also has two of the most floors in the Philippines.
|The St. Francis Shangri-La Place|
Location: Shaw Boulevard cor. St. Francis St., Ortigas Center, MANDALUYONG CITY
Height: 212.9 m (698 ft)
19. GT International Tower
G.T. International Tower is an office skyscraper located in Makati, Philippines. The "G.T." in the name stands for George Ty, the building's owner and chairman of the Metrobank Group. Situated in Makati, this high-rise building is home to a variety of corporate offices and commercial spaces.
|GT International Tower|
Location: 6813 Ayala Avenue corner H.V. dela Costa Street, MAKATI CITY
Height: 217.2 m (713 ft)
18. Alphaland Makati Place
Alphaland Makati Place, located on a premium one-hectare property along Ayala Avenue, is a uniquely intelligent residential, hotel, office, and leisure complex, with every detail planned for efficiency, sustainability, and enjoyment. Wong & Ouyang, the renowned architectural firm that designed Alphaland Makati Place, also had a hand in designing Hong Kong’s Pacific Place.
Location: 7232 Ayala Ave, Ext, MAKATI CITY
Height: 220 m (720 ft)
17. BSA Twin Towers
The BSA Twin Towers in Ortigas, a prominent complex in Metro Manila, epitomize modern urban living with their sleek twin towers housing a mix of residential and commercial spaces. These towers, a striking presence in the Ortigas skyline, offer a harmonious blend of convenience and contemporary design for residents and businesses alike.
Location: Julia Vargas, Bank Dr, Ortigas Center, MANDALUYONG CITY
Height: 221.2 m (726 ft)
16. The Skysuites Tower
The Skysuites Tower, also known as The Sky Suites Corporate & Residential Towers, is a 38-storey twin building complex under construction in Quezon City. Construction of the building was on hold for a while after its original owner, Globe Asiatique, got involved in a scam. The new owner, DoubleDragon Properties, acquired the building in 2014 and resumed the construction of the building.
Location: Quezon Avenue cor. Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Quezon City
Height: 223 m (732 ft)
15. Corporate Finance Plaza
Corporate Finance Plaza is a modern and prominent building located in the second most important central business district, Ortigas. Its interior is inspired by the Philippine seas with the aim of bringing nature to the city. The exquisite glass curtain façade enables natural lighting and the thick concrete walls deliver better noise and thermal control.
Location: Ortigas Center, San Antonio, PASIG CITY
Height: 226.3 m (742 ft)
14. The Suites at One Bonifacio High Street
A landmark all-suite residential development situated at Bonifacio High Street, an integrated urban core within BGC featuring a vibrant array of residential, commercial, and lifestyle environments. The Suites at One Bonifacio High Street rises within 63 storeys and 298 expansive spaces.
Location: 3rd Avenue cor. 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, TAGUIG CITY
Height: 227 m (745 ft)
13. One Shangri-La Place (North & South Towers)
One Shangri-La Place is a residential development with twin residential towers situated in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. Both of its towers are 64-storeys high with a height of 227 meters (745 ft), making them the tallest twin towers in the Philippines. The building's podium also hosts a wing of the Shangri-La Plaza mall, which opened in 2013.
Location: Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, Ortigas Center, MANDALUYONG CITY
Height: 227 m (745 ft)
12. The Royalton at Capitol Commons
The Royalton at Capitol Commons is a 64-storey residential condominium with breathtaking views of downtown Ortigas Center and the Pasig River, Laguna de Bay and the Sierra Mountain range.
Location: Capitol Commons, Meralco Ave, Ortigas Center, PASIG CITY
Height: 230 m (750 ft)
11. Grand Riviera Suites
The Grand Riviera Suites is a high rise residential skyscraper located along Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines. At 230 meters (750 ft) high, the building is the tallest building in Manila city proper. The building constructed by developer, Moldex Realty was designed by architectural firm, Asya Design Partner. Proposed in 2010 the building was constructed a year after and was completed in 2014.
Location: Roxas Boulevard, MANILA
Height: 230 m (750 ft)
10. The Imperium at Capitol Commons
The Imperium at Capitol Commons is a luxurious 62-storey residential condominium in Pasig. Envisioned to be an exclusive address in the Metro, it offers widely spaced units of two- to three-bedroom units. The property is elegantly designed and provides radiant living spaces.
Location: Capitol Commons, Camino Verde Rd, PASIG CITY
Height: 240 m (790 ft)
9. Century Spire Tower
The Century Spire is a 60-story tall mixed-used skyscraper under construction in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines and is part of the Century City development. Century Spire is a collaboration between esteemed architect Daniel Libeskind, masterplanner of Ground Zero at the World Trade Center site; Armani/Casa, the celebrated Italian home fashion brand; and Century Properties Group.
Location: Century City, Kalayaan Ave, MAKATI CITY
Height: 245 m (804 ft)
8. The Mega Tower
The Mega Tower is the most recent addition to the sprawling SM Megamall complex. Because of its excellent location right next to EDSA, the 50-storey office building will serve as a gateway to the bustling Ortigas Central Business District. Many food, shopping, and commercial establishments are within the area. The site is also only 3 minutes away from the MRT station.
Location: EDSA Corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, MANDALUYONG CITY
Height: 249.67 m (819.1 ft)
7. Shang Salcedo Place
Shang Salcedo Place is a residential building situated in Makati, Philippines. It is located along Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Tordesillas and H. V. de la Costa Streets.
Location: Gil Puyat Avenue corner Tordesillas and H. V. Dela Costa Streets, Salcedo Village, MAKATI CITY
Height: 249.80 m (819.6 ft)
6. Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila
Shangri-La at the Fort is a five-star luxury hotel and mixed-used building in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines. A part of the BGC development, this multi-purpose complex includes a hotel, serviced apartments, and high-end retail spaces.
|Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila|
Location: 5th Avenue corner 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, TAGUIG CITY
Height: 250 m (820 ft)
5. Discovery Primea
Discovery Primea is a 68-storey mixed-use residential tower and one of the tallest buildings in the Philippines 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.
Location: 6749 Ayala Avenue, MAKATI CITY
Height: 250 m (820 ft)
4. The Gramercy Residences
The Gramercy Residences, also known as The Gramercy Residences at Century City, is a residential high-rise condominium in Makati, Philippines. This residential skyscraper offers breathtaking views of the city and surrounding areas, catering to those seeking a high-rise living experience.
|The Gramercy Residences|
Location: 71 Salamanca, MAKATI CITY
Height: 250 m (820 ft)
3. Trump Tower at Century City
Trump Tower Manila, also known as Trump Tower at Century City, is a residential building located in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. The Trump Tower Manila showroom opened in early 2012, although the company has said that unit reservations started in September 2011.
|Trump Tower at Century City|
Location: Makati Ave., MAKATI CITY
Height: 250.7 m (823 ft)
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2. PBCom Tower
The Philippine Bank of Communications Tower, more commonly known as PBCom Tower, is an office skyscraper ranked officially as the second tallest building in the Philippines. Located in Makati's central business district, this iconic tower has long been a prominent feature of Manila's skyline, housing numerous offices and corporate spaces.
Location: 6795 Ayala Avenue, corner V.A. Rufino St, MAKATI CITY
Height: 258.6 m (848 ft)
Tallest since: 2000
1. Metrobank Center
Located in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metrobank Center, a mixed-use skyscraper not only offers luxurious accommodations but also serves as a striking addition to the Manila skyline. The Grand Hyatt Manila is a major tenant of the building. The hotel has 461 guest rooms and occupies the top 25 floors of the building.
Location: 8th Avenue corner 35th Street, North Bonifacio District, TAGUIG CITY
Height: 318 m (1,043 ft)
Tallest since: 2017
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As you noticed, Makati, Taguig and Mandaluyong dominated the list with the buildings standing in the respective cities. These soaring giants not only redefine skylines but also reflect the nation's evolution, blending architectural innovation with the spirit of growth that propels the Philippines towards a towering future.