Groundbreaking ceremony lays the foundation for Gateway Tower 2
QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES—The Araneta Center continues its redevelopment plan with the groundbreaking ceremony of the state-of-the-art 32-level Gateway Tower 2, held February 26.
Araneta Group Vice Chairman Mrs. Judy Araneta-Roxas , together with officials from the Araneta Group and Megawide Corporation, led the launch of the latest development at the Araneta Center. Adding elegance to the affair were the reigning Binibining Pilipinas queens, Miss Universe 2013 3rd runner up Ariella Arida, Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul, and Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda.
The new building is designed to connect to a retail corridor that will eventually envelop the Smart Araneta Coliseum and connect to Gateway Mall. Because of its prime location at the heart of Quezon City, the Gateway Tower 2 will be very attractive to businesses, especially Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies. The building will also provide the advantage of 24/7 facilities such as high-speed elevators, retail floors, and 3 levels of basement parking, plus direct links to the MRT-3 and LRT-2 lines.
Megawide commissioned ASYA to create the design of this latest development project in coordination with the Araneta Group's foreign and in-house design team. "The Gateway Tower 2 is strategically positioned to service the growing demand for Business Process Outsourcing companies, with facilities to match their requirements. It is going to add to the Araneta Center's status as a business hub at the heart of Quezon City," says Araneta Group Vice Chairman Mrs. Judy Araneta-Roxas.
The Gateway Tower 2 is just one of the several ongoing development projects of the Araneta Center, Inc. Apart from the Extreme Transformation of the Smart Araneta Coliseum, concurrent structural enhancements in the area include the Novotel Manila Araneta Center and the 18-tower Manhattan Garden City residences.
The expected completion date of the Gateway Tower 2 is on January 2016.