33-story Aeon Towers complies with order to dismantle crane

The construction firm undertaking the high-rise residential-commercial project Aeon Towers has buckled down to remove its boom crane in compliance with an order by the City Government.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has complained that the crane, installed by the construction company atop the 33-level Aeon Towers, has been causing disruption to air traffic.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Aeon Towers’ Construction Group said it is expediting the removal of the boom crane from its facilities along J. P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada, in compliance with the directive issued by the Sangguniang Panlungsod on Tuesday.

Aeon, a maiden venture of local developer FTC Group of Companies Inc. was given until Monday to comply with the order.

According to the statement, Aeon Towers project manager Engr. Boboy Espinola apologized on behalf of management for the inconveniences caused by the boom crane which was used to haul construction materials to the top levels of the building.

“We shall fully abide by the directive of the Council to dismantle immediately the highest arm (boom) of the crane.  We shall exert all means to meet the October 30 deadline,” Espinola added.

Espinola said that they have doubled mobilization of their labor force starting Tuesday afternoon to ensure safe compliance to the directive.  “We will work overtime in deference to the instruction of the City Council,” Espinola assured.

Aeon Towers is due to be completed by early next year and looms to become the city’s tallest structure. It is also believed to become the tallest in the entire Mindanao area.

Once completed, it boasts of residential apartments, a luxury hotel, restaurants, shops, fitness gym, jogging track, BPO center, and a skydeck infinity pool which offers a vantage view of Davao City and neighboring Island Garden City of Samal.