By: Paolo M. Bustmante
Like the GISIS Building the Manuel Tiaoqui Building is a mid-century modernist architecture. The Manuel Tiaoqui Building was built during the late 1950's. The Manuel Tiaoqui Building is located in Sta. Cruz, Manila in front of the Carriedo Fountain. It is said that this building is the first pinned-wall building in the Philippines.
Out with the old and in with the new. Sta. Cruz, Malate, Rizal Ave. It seems that there are hardly many standing ancestral houses even 1930's art deco and1950's modernist buildings in Manila. Before, old houses and art deco movie houses are lined up in Rizal Avenue, now there are scarcely any. I think we should learn from our mistakes because those structures cannot be restored. We should look forward and preserve what is left.