One of the oldest if not the oldest urban development in the Philippines, the Makati Central Business Disctrict (CBD) is considered to be the center of business activities and the analogue of New York City in the United States. Several corporations have put their headquarters and regional offices in one of the several skyscrapers and high rise buildings that defines its environment. Together with these office buildings are several residential condominiums, hotels, and malls.
Situated at the former site of Nielson Airfield (the very first airport in the Philippines that was decommissioned in 1947), the Makati CBD is now a very active business center. When people say “Makati”, this is the area that usually comes-up in their mind. It is enclosed by roads Gil Puyat Avenue (formerly Buendia), EDSA, Chino Roces Avenue, and Arnaiz Avenue (formerly Pasay Road).
The exact area that encompasses the Makati CBD can be somehow difficult to define. Areas that are around the Ayala Triangle Gardens are indisputably the core of Makati CBD. Two of the three roads that encloses the Ayala Triangle Gardens, Paseo de Roxas and Ayala Ave., are in fact the runways of the former Nielson Airfield (the third road is Makati Avenue). Buildings that are on the outer side of Gil Puyat such as Skyland Plaza, The Columns, and SM Cyberone are usually considered to be part of it.
Public transportations that are coming from outside Makati CBD usually traverse within it either through Ayala Avenue or Gil Puyat Avenue (formerly Buendia). Read the guides below for more information
Posted on October 26, 2013 under Business Parks / Districts. Last updated on 20 May 2017. .