To most travelers, Makati has always been what it is today – a busy hub of business and trade. It's hard to imagine a time when Makati wasn't full of modern high-rises and the sprawl of urban development. Some locals will recall a time when Makati was just hinting at its current level of development.
Below are a few pictures that show just how far the city has gone.
Ayala Avenue, 1960s.
Ayala Avenue, 1983.
Buendia corner Ayala Avenue, circa 1974
Glorietta Park, 1980s