Have you seen the latest and arguably nicest underpass in Makati? Here are some shots I took when I got the chance to pass by.
The Makati Central Business District is home to the country’s best-looking skyscrapers—as well as underpasses! I think the CBD qualifies as the underpass capital of the Philippines by having underpasses practically in every intersection of major roads. Recently, a new one was inaugurated around the corner of Paseo de Roxas and Villar, aptly named, Roxas-Villar. This new underpass serves to allow pedestrians coming from Villar to easily get across to Ayala Triangle, and vice versa.
For the unfamiliar, two new skyscrapers are being created at that corner of the triangle. With expected increase in pedestrian traffic, I think it’s a good call to add another underpass along Paseo de Roxas. This spares the Makati Ave. intersection from bearing all the volume. It makes it the third underpass in this strip of around 500m long (the other two being the ones at the corners of Ayala Ave. and Sedeño).
Unfortunately, just as with all other underpasses in the CBD, there are no wheelchair access in this one but the street-level pedestrian crossing is only about 50m away.