The unfortunate phenomenon happened in the province of Pampanga, causing the death of 11 people and injuring 20 more. Many establishments got destroyed, some got moved, and others were also affected in other ways. However, the Anchor Skysuites apartment, which locates in Manila, was highly recognized as it created a waterfall during the earthquake. The water came from the swimming pool of this majestic building.
Based on the US Geological Survey, the earthquake happened in about 37 miles (that’s 60 kilometers) in the northwestern part of the capital with a depth of 25 miles (40 kilometers). It is shown in the pictures how the water cascaded down the told skyscraper, creating such unusual happening in the country.
The name of this skyscraper is the Anchor Skysuites. It is a residential skyscraper which locates in the Binondo part of Manila, Philippines. This establishment’s design inspires an organic architecture, which creates a calm feels of nature towards us people. It has an incredibly-built form that differentiates itself from other buildings and was built to absorb sunlight and air that can help reduce the consumption of energy of it. The names of the structural engineers are Jose “Boy” Sy and Naveed Anwar. They are both from the Asian Institute of Technology, proving that they are professional engineers.
The swimming pool on top of the skyscraper creates a majestic view for people. They can get to enjoy a fresh breeze of the wind at a soaring height while enjoying them in the water.
The Achor Skysuites considers as a significant earthquake resistant building, which only means that even though it creates a waterfall, it is still standing firm despite the calamity that occurred. The height of the establishment is 625.2ft which is 190.55 meters, and it has 56 floors where the highest level available for occupying is at 594.7 ft. (181.25 meters). It is considered the tallest building in Manila Chinatown.