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List of Famous Manila Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Manila skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Manila architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Manila are included on this list. Information about these Manila buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Manila and older historic landmarks.

List buildings range from The Gramercy Residences to The Stratford Residences.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Manila?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Manila. Famous architectural houses within the city of Manila are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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    1322 Golden Empire Tower

    1322 Golden Empire Tower is a 57-storey residential skyscraper in Manila, Philippines. It is owned by Moldex Land, Inc., part of the Moldex Group of Companies. Standing at 203 meters, it is the tallest building in the City of Manila, and is the 12th-tallest building in the country and Metro Manila as well. The building has 55 floors above ground, and 2 basement levels for parking.... more on Wikipedia
    • City/Town: Manila, Philippines
    • Opened: Jan 01 2002
    • Structural Height (m): 203.0
    • Construction Started: 1996
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    Government Service Insurance System HQ

    Giant HQ Complex awarded an Owens-Corning Fiberglas Energy Conservation award in 1983... more on Wikipedia
    • City/Town: Manila, Philippines
    • Opened: Jan 01 1984
    • Created By: The Architects' Collaborative
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    Malacañang Palace

    The Malacañan Palace is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the Philippines. The original structure was built in 1750 by Don Luís Rocha as a summer house along the Pasig River. It was purchased by the state in 1825 as the summer residence for the Spanish Governor-General. After the June 3, 1863 earthquake destroyed the Palacio del Governador in the walled city of Manila, it became the Governor-General's official residence. After sovereignty over the Islands was ceded to the United States of America in 1898, it became the residence of the American Governors, with Gen. Wesley Merritt being the first. Since 1863, the Palace has been occupied by eighteen Spanish... more on Wikipedia
    • City/Town: Manila, Philippines
    • Opened: Jan 01 1750
    • Created By: Luis Rocha
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    Manila City Hall

    Manila City Hall is located in the historic center of Ermita, Manila. It is where the Mayor of Manila holds office and the chambers of the Manila City Council. It was originally intended to be a part of a national government center envisioned by Daniel Burnham in the 1930s. Although the dream plan was not fully implemented, some buildings for the proposed government center was constructed, including the Old Congress Building, and the Agriculture and Finance Buildings.... more on Wikipedia
    • City/Town: Philippines
    • Opened: Jan 01 1939