Tuesday, July 12, 2011

How To Get To Buildings Along & Near Ayala Avenue From MRT III

As I've said in the first two parts of our topic on how to commute to the buildings located in Ayala Avenue from MRT-3 Ayala Station, the second unloading area in Ayala Avenue is located between V.A. Rufino Street and Paseo de Roxas. V.A. Rufino Street is formerly known as Herrera Street. Its name is derived from the tall glass building called Rufino Pacific Tower situated to the left corner where it intersects with Ayala Avenue. Another landmark building is PBCom Tower which is situated to the right corner of Ayala Avenue and Rufino Street. In the photo from left to right: PBCom Tower, Vicente Madrigal Building and Robinsons Summit.

If you haven't read the first part of this topic from which you will learn where to ride the jeepney with "Ayala-Washington" sign that passes through Ayala Avenue, please go to How To Get To Buildings Along & Near Ayala Avenue From MRT. You will also learn the locations of some buildings that you can reach by getting off the jeepney at the first unloading area in that post.

Now, here's the list of the buildings on both sides of Ayala Avenue from Paseo de Roxas to V.A. Rufino Sreet:

BPI Building
Insular Life Building
JAKA Building
KPMG Center
Makati Tower (under construction)
Metrobank Card Corporation

PBCom Tower
Robinsons Summit
Security Bank Building
SSS Makati Building
VGP Center
Vicente Nadrigal Building

This section of Ayala Avenue is where Makati skyscrapers sprouted. The buildings that are erected alongside each other from the corner of Paseo de Roxas and Ayala Avenue up to the corner of Rufino Street and Ayala Avenye and exactly to the right of Ayala Avenue where the unloading area is situated are: Insular Life Building, Robinsons Summit, KPMG Center, Makati Tower (under construction), Vicente Madrigal Building, and the current holder of the title 'tallest building in the Philippines which is PBCom Tower. After you got off the jeepney, these buildings are at your grasp. You can either walk towards Rufino Street or Paseo de Roxas. Rufino Street is towards the direction of the jeepney, Paseo de Roxas is towards the direction of EDSA. PBCom Tower is at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Rufino Street, Insular Life Building is at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas. In between them from Insular Life in this order: Robinsons Summit, KPMG Center, Makati Tower, and Vicenter Madrigal.

To the other side of Ayala Avenue, the buildings are: Bank of the Philippine Islands Building, Security Bank Building, VGP Building, Metrobank Card Corporation , JAKA 6780, and SSS Building Makati. Bank of the Philippine Islands Building is located at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas opposite Insular Life Building. Use the pedestrian underpass at Paseo de Roxas to get to BPI Building. SSS Building Makati is situated to the left corner of Ayala Avenue and Rufino Street, opposite PBCom Tower. Use the pedestrian underpass at Rufino Street to get to SSS Building. Take the exit to the left which has arrow sign pointing to Paseo de Roxas. To get to BPI Building, use the pedestrian underpass and cross Ayala Avenue, take the exit that points to Gil Puyat Avenue. From BPI to SSS Makati, are these buildings: Security Bank Building, VGP Center, Metrobank Card Corporation, and JAKA Building.

In our next post, the buildings located along Ayala Avenue's loading zone, e.g. Ayala Tower One and Makati Stock Exchange, and how to get there.