The Limketkai Group has been actively trying to make their complex the main business district in Cagayan de Oro City. The main attraction of course is the mall which has evolved from an open air walk-through mall in the 1990s to an enclosed fully air-conditioned expansive mall in recent years.
Construction within the complex has been very busy since last year. The Gateway Tower has been rushed. The Gateway is also set top eopn soon. Currently, the workers are seen installing the flooring of the east concourse expansion / extension.
The skybridges which connect the mall to the Rosario Strip and the Gateway Building are already passable but still closed to the public. The structural frames for the polycarbonate roofings are already in place. As seen in the following photos, the skybridge is very wide about 15 meters the least.
The site for the proposed hotel has also been cleared. Field Offices for the engineering contractors are seen below. Steel bars perhaps for the long-awaited construction can be seen. A huge pile driving machine is also seen along the road beside the site being towed by a prime mover. Could this be a signal that hotel construction will soon start? Who knows…but still only LKKS know.
Amid the the busy construction inside the complex, high-end shops, bars, restaurants and other urban living style destinations have sprouted along Rosario Strip. The latest to open are Figaro, La Vetta and Rio Grill below Skypark Restobar. Another bar has also opened just beside Kyla’s Bistro. I forgot the name and my digicam was out of battery. M2 KTV has reportdly been replaced with a larger Bingo Boutique but still to be confirmed as renovation was still ongoing.
Limketkai Center will truly make every Cagayanon proud. When you visit the place, you’ll wonder if there really is an economic crisis.