This is what the Ayala Triangle Gardens look like now

Warning: Photo might cause uncontrollable sighing. Or sobbing.

( A number of people were alarmed when Ayala Land Inc.’s (ALI) fenced off a section of the Ayala Triangle Gardens, as it was a clear sign that the green area was going to be developed and turned into something that is not a park. It's evident that there are few open, green spaces left in the city and the thought of "renovating" one of them put even non-residents of Makati in a state of unease. 


On August 11, a photo taken by Ninfa Bito surfaced on Facebook. Bito captioned it "Ayala Triangle Gardens, 8 Aug 2015" and one commenter succinctly responded, "What a shame. I can't even."


On June 14, ALI innovation and design group VP and chief architect Joel Luna and his team told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that they would "give the public a better, more family-friendly “community space” that’s actually bigger and, based on artists’ perspectives, more postcard-pretty."



A huge chunk of the land doesn't look green now, but mockups of the development still involve shrubs and trees...with what looks like a building in the background.




The Inquirer article quotes Luna: "The public just has to rely on Ayala Land’s track record. We have always been a responsible developer. We haven’t done anything that would destroy our name."


Also read: 10 Manila Parks to Visit (2014 Edition)

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