The Gramercy Residences, also known as The Gramercy Residences at Century City, is a residential high-rise condominium in Makati City, Philippines. It is the first of several building projects to be built at the new Century City area along Kalayaan Avenue, by the Century City Development Corporation.
The building takes its name from Gramercy Park, a fenced-in private park in one of Manhattan, New York City's prestigious neighborhoods. Originally planned to be a 65-storey building, it was announced to have 73 floors above ground with a total height of 250 m (820 ft) from ground to its architectural top.
The Gramercy Residences is located within the former location of the 4.8-hectare International School of Manila, of which 3.4 hectares was sold to Century Properties Corporation (the remaining was sold to Picar Properties) in a bidding by the Philippine government in 2007. Situated along Kalayaan Avenue, it is just a block away from the busy entertainment area along Makati Avenue. It is also about a few blocks away from the Makati Central Business District, the capital's financial, cultural and entertainment hub.
Design and construction team
The Gramercy Residences was planned and designed by California-based architectural group Jerde Partnership International, in collaboration with Philippine architectural firm Roger Villarosa Architects & Associates. Structural design and engineering is provided by Hong Kong-based firm Ove Arup & Partners. Project and construction management is being handled by local firm Nova Construction + Development.
The main attraction of the building will be its Skypark. Located on the 36th floor, it will have three-story waterfalls, multi-level infinity edge pools, lagoon pools, a designer restaurant, health club, café, spa, a garden island within a reflecting pool, and a cantilevering walkway — a pathway suspended in mid-air with infinity pools on one side and a glass handrail on the outside. The Skypark will traverse the entire width of the building.