World’s third tallest tower to rise in Quezon City finished by 2016

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, a Japanese firm was given a go signal by the Quezon city government to start the building of Philippine Diamond Tower in a seven-hectare lot.

“The mayor gave us the go-signal to collaborate with Mitsubishi [for the] groundbreaking on Oct. 12, the city’s 75th founding anniversary,” Dr. Victor Endriga told Manila Standard.

According to the report, the said tower is set to be finished on 2016. “The tower will house an international convention center, a five-star hotel, a shopping mall, restaurants, a disaster-risk management center, a garden park and a telecommunications hub.”


“It is the Quezon City government’s wish that the Philippines will have a reliable durable facility for disaster risk communications. We also want the country to be better prepared for the shift from analog to digital technology, using Japan’s standard,” reads in Mayor Herbert Bautista’s text message to Manila Standard.

When finished, it will stand as the world’s third tallest tower with total height of 612.0 meters representing Philippine Independence Day.

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