Nielson Field

former airfield in the Philippines

Nielson Field was an airport in the Philippines. It was Asia's first airport. It opened in 1937. It was set up by Laurie Reuben Nielson, a New Zealander. It was converted into a military airbase during World War II. It was built on 42 hectares of swampland. In 1948, it stopped operating and was converted into a business district. Its runways became the main avenues. Its radio or control tower is still standing as a museum. Today this district is the Ayala triangle in Makati City.

The old radio or control tower of Nielson Field. It now stands as a museum.