First Reinforced Concrete Building in Manila
The first building in Manilato use steel mesh reinforced concrete was the Olsen Building at the corner of Calle Escolta and Calle Nueva (Yuchengco street today). It was built in 1906 by the Manila Construction Company.
The building housed several companies in its long history, such as the Kiosko Habanero, and the Hamilton Fashion Company.
The building was renovated after the war by Pablo S. Ocampo. The building was demolished in the 2010s leaving only its outer shell. Complete demolition was averted by heritage advocates.
The facade is now integrated into the structure of the Pioneer Insurance Corporation.
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