LOOK: SM Aura damaged by 'Glenda' winds

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 16 2014 01:29 PM | Updated as of Jul 17 2014 11:21 PM

The exterior of SM Aura Premier is damaged by typhoon "Glenda". Photo by Jennifer Lie for ABS-CBNnews.com

MANILA, Philippines – Strong winds brought by typhoon "Glenda" on Wednesday caused damage to the exterior of SM Aura Premier, SM's high-end mall and convention center in Taguig.

Photos taken by Jennifer Lie for ABS-CBNnews.com showed the side panels and several glass panes at the building’s exterior were torn off due to the winds.

A close-up of the damage at SM Aura Premier's exterior. Photo by Jennifer Lie for ABS-CBNnews.com

Despite the damage, SM Aura remained open to the public.

"While we remain at alert level and assure safety precautions have been undertaken, we will open to serve the public as usual," SM Supermalls said in a statement.

SM said all its malls across the country will be open, adding that many of its malls served as shelter for hundreds of people since Tuesday night.

A close-up of the damage at SM Aura Premier's exterior. Photo by Jennifer Lie for ABS-CBNnews.com