manila heritage

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Admiralty Suites. Site of old Admiralty Hotel, another survivor of the Battle of Manila which left the city more badly destroyed than anywhere except Warsaw. But now we have progress. Hotel was to be restored but instead was razed to be replaced by this palace of Chinese new rich vulgarity. But unlike the Spanish, Americans, and Japanese, the Chinese only commit architectural atrocities against the Manileños. So that is progress.