598
Global
Height rank

Gramercy Residences

Makati
Height 243.9 m / 800 ft
Floors 71
Official Name
The current legal building name.

Gramercy Residences

Other Names
Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

Gramercy Residences at Century City

Name of Complex
A complex is a group of buildings which are designed and built as pieces of a greater development.

Century City

Type
CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building

Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished

Completed, 2013

Country
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Philippines

City
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Makati

Address

Kalayaan Avenue

Function
A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

residential

Structural Material
Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

concrete

Official Website

Gramercy Residences

Height
Architectural
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

243.9 m / 800 ft

To Tip
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).
243.9 m / 800 ft
Floors Above Ground
The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

71

# of Elevators
Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).

8

Rankings
#
598
Tallest in the World
#
378
Tallest in Asia
#
5
Tallest in Philippines
#
4
Tallest in Makati
#
113
Tallest Residential Building in the World
#
52
Tallest Residential Building in Asia
#
3
Tallest Residential Building in Philippines
#
3
Tallest Residential Building in Makati
#
262
Tallest Concrete Building in the World
#
124
Tallest Concrete Building in Asia
#
4
Tallest Concrete Building in Philippines
#
3
Tallest Concrete Building in Makati
Construction Schedule
2008

Construction Start

2013

Completed

Structural Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Owner/Developer
Century Properties
Architect
Design

Usually involved in the front end design, with a "typical" condition being that of a leadership role through either Schematic Design or Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Jerde Partnership; Pomeroy Studio
Structural Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Landscape
Consis Engineering; Pomeroy Studio

Research

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About Gramercy Residences

Appropriate conditions for high-rise living in the tropical climate, coupled with a shortage of open social space in Makati City, allowed the designers to introduce a recreational social space that caters to the building’s residents, as well as visitors, in the form of a two-level Sky Park at the 36th and 37th stories. Recreational facilities include a gym, swimming pools, bar, library, crèche, movie theatre, and spa / wellness areas, within a garden-like setting that seeks to improve comfort levels and moderate the immediate micro-climate.

Landscaped skycourts and skygardens, particularly when deployed at a critical activity center midway up the tower, can encourage people to spend more time outdoors, undertaking social and recreational activities and thus heighten the likelihood of social interaction through chance meeting. The horizontal greenery of the original Gramercy Park in New York has been extrapolated and rotated 90 degrees to effectively create a green wall “mural” within a contemporary vertical community on the other side of the planet.