Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: MMDA | posted November 14, 2014 11:07
To make way for NAIA Expressway
The egg-like sculpture near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 may soon be demolished to make way for Phase 2 of the NAIA expressway.
In a report by the Inquirer.net, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Jose Angel Honrado said that he's in favor for the sculpture to be demolished to give way to major infrastructure project that would ease traffic in Pasay City.
“I don’t mind having that structure demolished. I was told by the contractor of the NAIA expressway that that egg structure will be demolished. I told them: ‘Go on, I don’t mind.’ You remove that and we can ease the traffic,” Honrado said.
The egg-like scuplture situated on the rotunda named Circulo del Mundo won the design competiton held in 2008 by the MIAA and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). The sculpture is officially titled as “Layag Islas” and was designed by Adrian Lorenzo Alfonso, Alfredo Alfonso, Maria Mynn Alfonso, Carlo Tibuja and Chris Jimenez.
On the other hand, the Phase 2 of the NAIA expressway would have a four-lane elevated highway that will connect the NAIA Terminal 1, 2 and 3 to the Skyway and the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway. The said construction is expected to be completed in October 2015.