Thursday, 21 March 2013

The Post Office Building



By:Paolo M. Bustamante


The employees of the Central Post Office Building will soon bid farewell as the rumors were put to rest by the PhilPost Corp. that will later on move to its new home in Quezon City. The Philpost still wants to stay but they do not have the means to maintain the building. According to the Manila Times, Philpost said that they will move out before the end of the year.




The Central Post Office Building is located in Liwasang Bonifacio (Plaza Lawton). The Post Office Building was built in neo-classical architecture in 1926 by the late architect Juan Arellano. It was severely damaged in World War II, and rebuilt in 1946 preserving most of its original design. The Post Office Building is the main office of the Philippine Postal Corporation.




There were rumors before that the Fullerton Hotel of Singapore will soon occupy the Post Office Building but According to Mr. Rence Chan " Fullerton inspected the building last year during the Habagat season . I guess they backed-out after seeing the devastating floods." 

3 comments:

  1. I don't have anything against adaptive reuse pero sana lang wag naman nilang ibenta i would rather have it leased instead..... another sentiment of mine is that kung iaadaptive reuse naman pala nila baket di nalang sila gumawa at mag manage... if they say na hindi nila kaya... eh dapat nang tangalin ang namamahala jan kase mahina sa business yan.... the postal business should learn to adapt it self to the changing time baket sa america nagsusurvive ang postal services nila... kase nagbibigay ito ng inovative services at efficient sila dito... hay... ang hirap kase pag GOC pepetiks petiks ang mga tao!

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    1. Ian! they can never sell the Post Office Building! It is part of our cultural heritage.

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  2. There were news before that they will sell this building to Raffles Hotel of Singapore. Sen. Chiz is right why not use these building for the Philippine Senate.

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