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Ayala Avenue : The Heart Of Makati

A boulevard in Makati, the Ayala Avenue is one of the busiest streets in Metro Manila.

And because of the presence of major commercial and business offices as well, Ayala Avenue is competently named the Wall Street of the Philippines. This boulevard that traverses Epifanio delos Santos Avenue up to Metropolitan Avenue has a length of 1.9 kilometers or about 1.2 miles.

Major topographic points found in this boulevard include Senator Gil Puyat Avenue in Barangays Bel Air, San Lorenzo and San Antonio. It has the Salcedo Street in Barangays San Lorenzo and BelAir as well. V.A. Rufino Street and Paseo de Roxas is one of its major junction in Barangays BelAir and San Lorenzo while Makati Avenue for Barangays San Lorenzo, Urdaneta and BelAir.

A portion of the boulevard from Paseo de Roxas to Makati Avenue use to be a platform of the Nielson Airport which is the first airport in Luzon. A long story enveloped the extension of this boulevard from Paseo de Roxas to Buendia to Kamagong Street to the tip portion of South Avenue at Metropolitan Avenue.

The Landmarks That Made Ayala Avenue A Stand Out

Several landmarks made this boulevard a stand out. It has the Ayala Center which is one of the largest and well-known malls in the country and made up of eight defined shopping hubs that were rooted from Ayala Avenue. It has the Glorietta complex in particular. In this avenue you can find the Greenbelt mall and the 6750 building and the ever famous Shangri-La Makati Hotel.

Shangri La Hotel
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Ayala Triangle which is a sub-district of the central business center of the city is found here. This consists of land portions between Ayala, Makati Avenues and Paseo de Roxas and the other marked establishments found on these streets. Skyscrapers made the triangle very prominent.

The famous skyscraper, the PBCom Tower which is said to be the tallest building in the Philippines. This is the headquarters for two famous banks in the country, the Philippine Bank of Communications and the East West Bank.

The avenue is lucky enough to have one of the trading floors of the Philippine Stock Exchange on its ground. It is situated on the avenue's Ayala Tower One with the old building of its very own Makati Stock Exchange. The sculpture of the famous assassinated senator and well-loved by Filipinos, Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr., is situated at the very corner of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas.

What to See In Ayala

Ayala Avenue is known to be a home for a lot of landmark buildings, most of which are the famous and the biggest names in the whole Philippine business sector. Some of them are Allied Bank Center which serves as a headquarters of Allied Bank, the Ayala Tower One, a home for Ayala Corporation and to the Philippine Stock Exchange. It also has the Bank of the Philippine Islands headquarters, Convergys Philippines Services Center, G.T. International Tower which serves as a new headquarters for Metrobank and the Insular Life Building. On its ground, you can also find the very popular The Peninsula Manila Hotel, the People Support Center, the PLDT Tower, the headquarters of the Rizal Commerce Banking Corporation - RCBC Plaza, Smart Tower as the headquarters of the Smart Communications, the SSS Makati Building which is surprisingly a headquarters of Union Bank of the Philippines.

It is also here you can find the Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Company or the SGV Building which is a member firm of Ernst & Young Global and the Rufino Plaza a headquarters of the Rufino Family. All these were enough reasons why Ayala Avenue in Makati is a major celebrity in the Philippines.

Ayala As the Shopping and Night Life District in Makati

Centrally located are thefamous shopping centers in the Philippines. Cafes, restaurants and bars are located along the avenue where the elite and famous usually drop by for a shopping spree or to chill out at night. The Ayala Avenue glitters with light during the night as the different skyscrapers, commercial buildings, and night bars and restaurants come to life as dusk begins.




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