The sons of tycoon Donald Trump weren't exaggerating when they declared that the residential skyscraper, Trump Tower Manila, was destined to be one of the most important buildings in Asia.
Designed by Broadway Malyan, it recently won the Best Residential High-Rise Architecture in the Philippines category at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2012-13 held in Kuala Lumpur. It was judged according to its unique characteristics, site, appearance and finish, safety, security, sustainability and innovation, and marketing.
"For the Trumps, to create a building is really to change the skyline," said Robbie R. Antonio, Century Properties managing director and Trump Tower Manila project head. "Their buildings are monumental. Everything is in superlatives. The façade has a curtain wall and it will have a lifestyle center."
Standing at 250 meters on Century City along Kalayaan Ave., Makati, it is touted to be one of the tallest buildings in the country.
Since its launch last September, the sales have been phenomenal-67 per cent of the 220 units have been sold.
Donald Trump Jr., vice president for development and acquisitions, of The Trump Organization, explained, "The Trump residential property is always at the top of the market providing luxury in its foremost sense, from the location, service and architecture to the lifestyle experience. With every Trump-branded building, in every market we enter into, we strive to set the standard in luxury and service. Additionally, the design aesthetic incorporates elements that are indigenous to that particular location."