The Torre de Manila is a residential building under construction in Ermita, Manila.Architecture and designTorre de Manila is a condominium project of DM Consunji Inc. (DMCI). The building is planned to have 46 floors above ground level, 41 of which is allotted for residential use, 4 of them for podium parking space, and the ground floor for amenities. The building will also have three basement levels.According to its developers, the building has a contemporary art deco inspired design.ConstructionIn June 2012, DMCI managed to secure a zoning permit that allows the company to build the Torre de Manila in a lot along Taft Avenue. The planned location of the building is behind the lot previously occupied by the Manila Jai Alai Building. The following month, the Manila city government under Mayor Alfredo Lim, granted a building permit to DMCI. In November 2013, the Manila City Council suspended the building's construction citing zoning violation. The city government by that time is now under Mayor Joseph Estrada.After the Manila Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals granted DMCI a zoning regulation exemption, the construction of the Torre de Manila continued in January 2014. In the same month, an online campaign against the construction of the high-rise condominium project was launched by tour guide and activist Carlos Celdran, who said that the structure would mar the view of the iconic monument of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal at Luneta.