Even before the old Dunkin Donuts building along Santiago Boulevard finally closed shop to transfer right across the street (read story here), the fencing of the six-hectare lot of the future SM City GenSan already commenced.
Yes, as a clear manifestation of the start of the construction of their multi-million mall, workers of a construction company hired to level the site started fencing it with thick blue galvanized iron sheet.
In no time at all, the whole perimeter of the future SM GenSan lot straddling the corner of San Miguel Street and Santiago Boulevard was eventually secured by the attractive blue fence.
Bariles was able to go inside the huge property and noticed large cranes inside.
According to his good friend, Architect Michael Ang, “A pile-driving activity is ongoing setting the initial steps in laying the foundation work of SM City GenSan“.
By the way, Architect Michael also cleared out the confusion about SM City GenSan’s number of floors. The future mall will definitely have THREE FLOORS.
The 3rd floor however will not cover the entire building but just a portion of it to house future Call Centers or other Business Process Outsourcing companies.
Thank you for this valuable info Mike.
Michael Ang is the local consultant of Jose Siao Ling and Associates, the architect of SM City GenSan. He was with them when they presented SM City GenSan’s plans and perspectives to Mayor Darlene Antonino Custodio a few weeks back.
And so, with that clarification from Michael, most of Bariles’ friends at Skyscraper City can now rest easy. 🙂
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Sayang naman, nasa abroad na ako by the time matapos ang SM Gensan which might have BPO offices sa 3rd Floor. Gusto ko pa sanang dito na lang sa Philippines, especially sa Gensan magwork. Hay naku
@white knight: NgEk! lols, @KennethRoots: malay mo…who knows, one day bubulaga-in na lang tayo ng mga tarps.. hehehe you’ll never know…stay positive 🙂
#toinks: dduh! we wait for the chismis na merong tower building sa Gensan!
Wow, Landco & Pryce buildings are eyeing our city as well? Well, its really a good news.
@Kennethroots: dduh!,, Landco & Pryce buildings in dvo city are so yesterday’s…we hope to see green and smart buildings/towers here in GenSan…but i know Landco is a smart building too.
#Toinks: Kya nga first time eh. Sana may building din na prang LandCo & Pryce Tower sa Davao City. 😀
wew! naks, paguwi ko pla nito may SM na,, ^^ nice nman- sana marami pang investor dumating..
Hindi naman gaanong kataasan ang isang 10-storey building. But if such project pushes through, I think it is going to be the tallest yet in the city. We certainly hope to see more investments coming in like a business park perhaps or a corporate tower maybe in the future. 🙂
@kibra domingo: basta new establishments di ako pahuhuli. ako penge copy, dis is my email add email@example.com. . please tnx! happy tlga ako.. first tym to sa gensan. isang skyscraper! 😀
i will be waiting. tnx in adavance. pahingi ha! 😀
@kibra domingo.. sori sau pala dapat naka adress hehehe.. penge po copy tnx
@kenneththroots hingi din ako copy ng design.. hehehe para naman makita ko.. send mo po sa email ko.. firstname.lastname@example.org tnx po
@kennethroots, well simple lang, nagkataon kasi na nong magpaprint sila ng plano is andoon din ako, kaya kita talaga, proof nga is nanghingi pa ako ng copy at binigya naman nila ako he he, want to see? he he, pro medyo tagal pa cguro yan or nxt year pa kasi design pa structural ng building.. f hingi ka bigyan kita giv me your e-mail ad.. happy lang kasi ako kya gusto ko rin share..
ganahan kau ko . @kibra domingo: hala. 10 floors hotel jud ? pano nyo po nalaman ?
very nice kay naa na gyud sm sa gensan ug naa pa additional, Manny Pacqiauo is building a 10 story hotel in old conlu ecopark near in kcc.. nice kaayo..
wow sa wakas naa na jud sm sa gensan…. gudluck…………
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The old Dunkin’ Donuts in Santiago Blvd. was the very first international fast food/coffee chain to serve General Santos City. 🙂
WOW! Countdown talaga pero di pa alam kung when matatapos..
and the countdown begins…
palapit na ng palapit! =) exciting!
kuya vel, in time also for the city’s hosting of the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines on the 3rd week of November 2011…
IT industry involved in SM may wish to join as well. more jobs for the Generals.
yeah! kinsa ang ga ingon na dili madayon ang SM!?
Let me correct my statements : SM is not in the business of BPO, they will just provide the building/structures for call center companies willing to lease their facilties. Am I right? thanks
Your infos are really accurate kuya, the perimeter started last Sept 11 if i’m not mistaken and this was mentioned in your previous blogs contrary to those skeptics that it wont happen this quarter. What is more exciting is they will putting up a BPO’s/call center business here and hopefully other top BPO companies will follow. So its another income generating not only to the city but to a lot of the Generals would surely benefit out of these huge projects.
So maybe in the years to come, we might as well be joining the ranks of top BPO’s earners in the country. Its not impossible given our same advantage with other cities. It could really happen…we have the edge
Yes! Nice Blog Kuya!
WOW! Like sa SM Davao sauna. Blue Fence pod ilang gamit.. Halata nga SM jud siya.
Naa na ba ang Tarpaulin nila?
Ay parang SM City Davao…may 3rd floor pero hindi halata.
go gesan go sm!
Great! In no time at all, Generals will be welcoming with open arms SM Gensan! Whooopidoo!
Next year na yan!!!