Tallest tower in South Asia opens in Colombo
The Lotus Tower in Sri Lanka, the tallest in South Asia, will be opened to the public today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena with the participation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The 350 m tall Lotus Tower constructed at a cost of $ 104.3 million with funding from the Government of China is considered to be the tallest tower in South Asia.
The Lotus Tower will function as a TV tower, a hotel, a shopping mall and a conference centre. There are four gates to the Lotus Tower which covers an area of 30,600 sq.m. There is also a restaurant and a communication museum on the ground floor. The sixth storey tower has two exhibit halls for the faculty. The observatory has been built on the seventh floor.
There is also a restaurant and a communication museum on the ground floor and two exhibition halls on the sixth floor while the seventh floor has the observation deck.