8 Proofs of Metro Manila’s Urban Design Fail

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8 Proofs of Metro Manila’s Urban Design Fail

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| February 28, 2017

8 Proofs of Metro Manila’s

Urban Design Fail

By Luanne Arevalo

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There are some things in life that are simply hard to fathom. Right up there in the list of life’s biggest mysteries is Metro Manila’s urban design, which we can’t help but notice since we encounter it on a daily basis. In fact, we’ve somehow grown to embrace them as part of the city’s quirky charm! Metro Manila urban design, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways…

1. That  walkway in the MRT-Megamall Area

This would only be ideal if it was your crush you’d be sharing that super narrow space with.


2. This towering footbridge in EDSA

Does crossing this footbridge qualify as a heavy cardio workout? It really should.


3. These vertical gardens that are clinging on to dear life

God knows we need more greens, but these plant boxes are empty half the time, and filled with wilted plants the other half.


4. The proliferation of outdoor advertisements

While billboards do provide us some form of entertainment every now and then, it’s starting to get a little claustrophobic.