Here are shots as one approaches the city’s central business district coming from the east.
The Capitol University Medical City (CUMC) located at the boundary of Gusa and Lapasan tells you are now entering Lapasan, one of the city’s urban areas characterized by a long line of commercial establishments on both sides of the highway.
You will experience the city’s traffic first at Lapasan near the overpass as shown below.
Past the overpass, you will notice the mushrooming of hotels and inns in Lapasan, most notably and the latest to open is Sogo Hotel seen at right.
The Agora junction is one of the city’s major intersections. The once landmark building of Ororama Megacenter is gone (left next to BPI) and will be replaced soon by Puregold.
Past the said junction is the Limketkai center with the imposing hotel tower shown at left. A much taller hotel is currently rising beside it.
Here’s a closer look… from left – Limketkai Hotel, Limketkai Gateway and Tune Hotel in the horizon.