LISA PERI­QUET

Makati Leads - - Citizen's Corner -

“I would like to see, back in its orig­i­nal spot, the beau­ti­ful plas­ter or stone re­lief by National Artist sculp­tor Napoleon Abueva that was on the façade of the In­su­lar Life build­ing for many years be­fore it was ren­o­vated in the 1980s. De­pict­ing typ­i­cal scenes of com­merce and liveli­hood in Abueva's trade­mark style of monumental fig­ures and im­ages, it dom­i­nated the im­por­tant in­ter­sec­tion of Ayala Av­enue and Paseo de Roxas. It was the cor­rect scale for a pub­lic work, and was a land­mark in its day. For me, it rep­re­sents the growth and progress of Makati as an im­por­tant fi­nan­cial cen­ter from the 1970s as it was in­stalled in one of the ear­li­est and best-known build­ings in Makati dur­ing that time.”

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