Saturday, April 14, 2012

Condo in Cebu is City's Tallest Building

The Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) has approved a seven-step solution proposed by the developer of a condominium tower, expected to become the city's tallest building at 55 storeys, on Gen. Maxilom Ave.

Lawyer Vince Tomaneng, spokesperson of Gaisano-owned Taft Property Venture Development Corp. (TPVDC), said the plan involves, among others, rebuilding a stronger wall, reconstructing the damaged houses and installing a 12-meter steel pile to support the portion of the project's retaining wall that caved in.

The solution was implemented starting Friday and will be completed in 60 days.

Part of a retaining wall of the condominium project collapsed last Tuesday, damaging at least 10 houses.

Tomaneng said they started the reconstruction Friday of the damaged houses simultaneously with the reconstruction of the retaining wall.

TPVDC classified affected residents into two, according to the extent of the damage on their houses.

Tomaneng said those whose houses had minor damage can go back in 20 days while those that are in worse state will have to wait for 60 days for the reconstruction work on their homes to be completed.

He said surface concreting will be done in the affected area to strengthen the foundation of the wall. This is expected to be completed in eight days.

The installation of the 12-meter soldier pile made of steel will begin after the completion of the surface concreting.

Tomaneng also said the cave-in will not affect the structure of the future P1.7-billion condominium tower.

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