THE Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has landscaped the historic Manila Central Post Office Building, transforming its public space into a vibrant, eco-friendly and sustainable government center.
PHLPost said the greening of the Post Office building helps connect its employees and the public with nature and raises environmental consciousness and appreciation.
The Manila Central Post Office Building has been declared an “Important Cultural Property” by the National Museum. It is still considered the grandest building and most prominent landmark and tourist attraction in the City of Manila.
This neo-classical building was inaugurated in 1931, known then as the “Bureau of Posts” which was designed by the famous Filipino architect Juan Arellano. The Post Office Building was built as a modern colonial architecture, an example of a perfect neo-classical monument.
Aside from the Manila Central Post Office Building, Arellano also designed the Manila Metropolitan Theater and the old legislative building (National Museum).
Urban green spaces are seen to help reduce pollution and improve air quality.