Ayala Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Makati, Philippines. It is one of the busiest roads in Metro Manila, crossing through the heart of the Makati Central Business District. Part of Ayala Avenue forms Circumferential Road 3. Because of the many businesses located along the avenue, Ayala Avenue is nicknamed the Wall Street of the Philippines. It is also a major link between Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and Metropolitan Avenue.
|Length||1.9 km (1.2 mi)|
|From||N1 (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue) / AH26 in San Lorenzo, Makati|
|To||Metropolitan Avenue in Barangay San Antonio|
|Roads in the Philippines|
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Ayala Avenue's segment from Paseo de Roxas to Makati Avenue used to be a runway of the Nielson Airport, which was one of the first airports built in Luzon. The airport was destroyed during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines on December 10, 1941 and resumed operations after the end World War II in 1947. The runways were converted into a road in 1949 when the permanent facilities of the airport was passed on the owner of the land, the Ayala Corporation.
The runways' missing part to the main road (now Makati Avenue) was added. It later created new segments from Paseo de Roxas to Malugay Street, Malugay Street to Kamagong Street, and Kamagong Street to the tip part of South Avenue (which is from J.P. Rizal Avenue to Metropolitan Avenue) at Metropolitan Avenue. The last extension is a northbound lane connecting South Avenue. When the Manila Metro Rail Transit System was established, its flyover was added for left turns onto EDSA heading to Monumento.
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Makati Business CenterEdit
- McKinley Road (Ayala Avenue Extension) / Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) (Highway 54) (C-4)
- Highway Drive / Recoletos Street (Highway Drive Extension)
- Hotel Drive
- East Drive
- Parkway Drive / Fonda Street (Parkway Drive Extension)
- Makati Avenue
- Paseo de Roxas
- Herrera Street
- Salcedo Street
- Amorsolo Street
- Senator Gil Puyat Avenue (Buendia Avenue)
- Malugay Street
- Yakal Street
- Kamagong Street
- Metropolitan Avenue
The Ayala Center, which comprises eight distinct shopping centers, is partially located on Ayala Avenue, specifically the Glorietta complex, Greenbelt mall, and the 6750 Ayala Avenue, as well as the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.
The Ayala Triangle is a sub-district of the Makati central business district, comprising the parcel of land between Ayala Avenue, Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas, as well as the buildings on those streets. Many multinational companies, banks and other major businesses are located within the triangle. A few upscale boutiques, restaurants and a park called Ayala Triangle Gardens are also located in the area.
PBCom Tower, the one of the tallest buildings in the Philippines, is located at Ayala Avenue and V.A. Rufino Street. It serves as the headquarters of two Philippine banks: the Philippine Bank of Communications (the building's namesake), and East West Bank.
The Philippine Stock ExchangeEdit
One of the trading floors of the Philippine Stock Exchange is located on Ayala Avenue's Ayala Tower One, as well as the old building of the Makati Stock Exchange. Near the building is also a statue of politician Benigno Aquino, Jr., located at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas.
- Makati City Police Station
- Makati City Fire Station (corner Yakal Street; Brgy. San Antonio)
- Makati City Post Office
Other famous buildingsEdit
Ayala Avenue is home to many other landmark buildings, which house many large Philippine businesses including:
- PNB Makati Center (Allied Bank Center; former headquarters of Allied Bank)
- Ayala Tower One (headquarters of the Ayala Corporation and home to the Philippine Stock Exchange's Makati trading floor)
- Bank of the Philippine Islands headquarters
- BDO Corporate Center (headquarters of BDO Unibank; BDO North and South Towers)
- Convergys Philippines Services Center
- Discovery Primea
- The Enterprise Center neoclassical twin towers
- G.T. International Tower
- Insular Life Building (old headquarters of Insular Life)
- LKG Tower
- L. V. Locsin Building
- Makati Sky Plaza
- STI Holdings Center
- The Peninsula Manila
- PeopleSupport Center
- PLDT Tower (headquarters of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company)
- RCBC Plaza (headquarters of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation)
- Rufino Plaza (headquarters of the Rufino Family)
- Security Bank Center (headquarters of the Security Bank Corporation)
- Smart Tower (headquarters of the Smart Communications)
- SSS Makati Building (former headquarters of Union Bank of the Philippines)
- Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Co. (SGV) Building (a member firm of Ernst & Young Global)
- UCPB Corporate Offices (headquarters of UCPB)
- Cabacungan, Gil C. (2012-12-05). "Enrile gives up monument to self, now an eyesore on Ayala Avenue". The Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2013-04-30.