Paseo de Roxas is a prime commercial artery in the Makati Central Business District of Metro Manila, Philippines. It is a six-lane avenue that cuts through the middle of the business district connecting San Lorenzo Village in the west to Bel-Air Village in the east.

Paseo de Roxas
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Paseo de Roxas in Legazpi Village near Greenbelt
Length1.8 km (1.1 mi)
LocationMakati, Metro Manila
FromArnaiz Avenue in San Lorenzo Village
Major
junctions
Legazpi Street
De La Rosa Street
Ayala Avenue
Makati Avenue
ToGil Puyat Avenue in Bel-Air Village

Starting at its western terminus at Arnaiz Avenue, the Paseo crosses into Legaspi Village passing through the Greenbelt mall complex, the Asian Institute of Management, as well as several low to mid rise office and residential towers. As it enters Salcedo Village east of Ayala Avenue, the buildings give way to high rises on the north side and the entire length of the Ayala Triangle Gardens on the south. Past the intersection with Makati Avenue, Paseo de Roxas skirts the northern side of Urdaneta Village leading to its eastern terminus at Gil Puyat Avenue.

The avenue was named after Ayala Corporation founder Domingo Roxas of the Zobel de Ayala family that owns the land. It was the site of the old Nielson Field airport where it served as a runway along with Ayala Avenue.[1] Paseo de Roxas also has short extensions into the gated San Lorenzo Village as Edades Street and into the gated Bel-Air Village as Hydra Street.

Notable landmarksEdit

 
Ninoy Aquino Monument at the intersection of Paseo de Roxas and Ayala Avenue

Paseo de Roxas is the address of the Asian Institute of Management, which occupies a full block on the north side of the street between Benavidez and Gamboa Streets across from Greenbelt. The street also hosts the headquarters of a number of banks, notably the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Chinabank, Citibank Philippines, and Philippine Savings Bank. The intersection of Paseo de Roxas and Ayala Avenue is framed by The Enterprise Center Tower 1, Ayala Tower One, the BPI Building and Insular Life Building which featured the Philippine Stock Exchange LED Display, the first and longest curved-type LED display in Southeast Asia.[2]

Paseo de Roxas is also home to a number of other skyscrapers such as the Philamlife Tower, Zuellig Building, One Roxas Triangle, Lepanto Building and The Residences at Greenbelt. Across the street from the Ayala Triangle Gardens is the Paseo Center which houses a Rustan's Supermarket and a flagship branch of Anytime Fitness.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ History of FHL published by Filipinas Heritage Library; accessed 2013-09-27.
  2. ^ MST Tech (12 April 2014). "10 years of innovation". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Rustan's Supermarket opens branches in Paseo Center and Evia City". Manila Standard Today. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  4. ^ 29 November 2015. "ANYTIME FITNESS opens its flagship branch in Paseo Center and 3,000th gym worldwide". E-Lifestyle Manila. Retrieved 19 January 2017.

Coordinates: 14°33′13″N 121°1′10″E / 14.55361°N 121.01944°E / 14.55361; 121.01944