What Makes Makati City a Popular Central Business District?
In the Philippines, Makati’s West District is Metro Manila’s central business district. EDSA, Gil Puyat, Arnaiz and Chino Roces Avenue form the boundaries, occupying four barangays, namely, San Antonio, San Lorenzo, Bel-Air and Urdaneta. Many skyscrapers in Metro Manila are located here, such as the PBCom Tower along Ayala Avenue, which is the tallest skyscraper in the Philippines at 259 meters.
A lot of the most famous firms in several industries, such as law, construction, and stock brokerage, have their main offices in this corporate hub. Even if one were to move out of the CBD, Makati as the heart of the metro has grown to associate itself with the word “business.” This emphasizes the number of commercial buildings and offices found in the city.
E-rockwell.com, for example, mentions the Rockwell Center as a “city within a city” in describing the other retail and office spaces—a combination of business and pleasure to allocate the needs of Makati’s citizens. Looking at how Makati, as a CBD, uses proximity to enable convenience, there are malls and stores that stand closely to condominiums, hotels and apartments. This makes living in Makati the right choice to make if you were to focus on your career.
A Focus on Transportation
It is a given that with every successful business and financial center, mass transportation and accessibility also come with the package. In Makati, there are train lines that have stations a few minutes away from the CBD, including the PNR, LRT, and MRT. In addition, the EDSA serves as Metro Manila’s artery, wherein private vehicles, taxis, and city and provincial buses pass. Transportation within the metro can only progress as the years pass, as local authorities are constantly making adjustments to ease the traffic.
For the CBD to improve further, with the ever increasing number of people who find themselves in Makati, a subway project by the National Economic and Development Authority and the Department of Transportation is already in the proposal stage. This subway project will be linking Makati’s CBD to Bonifacio Global City in Taguig and the SM Mall of Asia complex in Pasay.