East Avenue, Quezon City

The East Avenue is a major street located within the Diliman area of Quezon City, Philippines. It runs north-south through the eastern edge of Triangle Park. The street is located in Quezon City's government area, known for different national and local government institutions, offices, and hospitals.[1] It is also home to the Quezon City Hall Complex located on the avenue's junction with Elliptical Road. The entire avenue is designated as National Route 174 (N174) of the Philippine highway network.

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East Avenue, Quezon City sign.svg

East Avenue
Route information
Maintained by Department of Public Works and Highways
Length2 km (1 mi)
Component
highways
N174
Major junctions
South end N1 / AH26 (EDSA) / N171 (Timog Avenue) in Quezon City
North end N170 (Elliptical Road) in Quezon City
Location
Major citiesQuezon City
Highway system
  • Roads in the Philippines
N173N175

Route descriptionEdit

East Avenue is a six-lane road located at the heart of Quezon City's government district. It begins at its junction with EDSA east of Timog Avenue by East Triangle's border with the central Diliman village of Pinyahan. It heads north from this junction to cross Magalang Street, NIA Road, V. Luna Avenue, Matapang Street, BIR Road, Matalino, Makatarungan Street, and Mayaman Street towards the Quezon Memorial Circle. Located on or near this southern section of East are the Kamuning MRT Station, LTO Central Office, LTFRB Central Office, DPWH Region IV-A Offices, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency Office, Land Registration Authority Office, Philippine Statistics Authority main office, and the Social Security System Main Office. After crossing the BIR Road, the western section is dominated by more government establishments particularly medical institutions, including East Avenue Medical Center, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Security Plant Complex, Philippine Heart Center, Laguna Lake Development Authority headquarters, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, and the Quezon City Hall Complex. The avenue terminates at the intersection with Elliptical Road.

HistoryEdit

The avenue forms the western boundary of the formerly proposed 400-hectare (990-acre) Diliman Quadrangle within the former Diliman Estate, also known as Hacienda de Tuason, purchased by the Philippine Commonwealth government in 1939 as the new capital to replace Manila.[2] It was originally planned as the new city's Central Park housing the new national government buildings (the new Presidential palace, Capitol Building, and Supreme Court complex) within the 25-hectare (62-acre) elliptical site now known as the Quezon Memorial Circle. The quadrangle is bordered on the north by North Avenue, on the east by East Avenue, on the south by Timog (South) Avenue, and on the west by West Avenue. Designed by American city planner William E. Parsons and Harry Frost, in collaboration with engineer AD Williams and architects Juan Arellano and Louis Croft, the site was also to contain the 15-hectare (37-acre) national exposition grounds opposite the corner of North Avenue and EDSA (now occupied by SM City North EDSA).[2] The Diliman Quadrangle had been largely undeveloped for decades due to lack of funding. After several revisions, the government planners moved the city center to Novaliches due to its higher elevation.[3] By 1976, the country's capital had been transferred back to Manila with only the Quezon Memorial built in the former capital site.

IntersectionsEdit

The entire route is located in Quezon City

kmmiDestinationsNotes
    N1 / AH26 (Epifanio delos Santos Avenue) / N172 (Timog Avenue)Traffic light intersection. Southern terminus.
Magalang StreetNorthbound only
NIA RoadSouthbound only
V. Luna AvenueTraffic light intersection. Access to Kamias Road and Cubao district via Kalayaan Avenue.
Matapang StreetNorthbound only
BIR RoadTraffic light intersection. Access to North and Quezon Avenues.
Matalino StreetTraffic light intersection. Access to Kalayaan Avenue.
Makatarungan StreetNorthbound only
Mayaman StreetNorthbound only. Serves Quezon City Hall Gate 3.
  N170 (Elliptical Road)Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Business brings more fun in Quezon City". Quezon City Business. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b "The 1946 Quezon City world's fair". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  3. ^ "25 things you didn't know about Quezon City". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 16 May 2015.