Lotus Tower taking Sri Lanka to world heights | Daily News Online

September 15, 2014 1:53 PM

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The 'Lotus Tower' which is funded by EXIM Bank of China being built in Colombo, when completed, will be the tallest building in South Asia. The Tower is also the 19th tallest building in the world.

The Tokyo Sky Tree with a height of 634 metres, presently being constructed and scheduled to be completed in February next year, will be the tallest tower in the world followed by the Canton Tower of China with a height of 600 metres.

The Lotus Tower, which is the tallest tower in the South Asian region is 26-metres taller than the Eiffel Tower and 17.4 metres taller than the 332.6-metre high Tokyo Tower.

The Lotus Tower, one of Sri Lanka's many development projects will be designed to help the country's rapidly growing tourism industry.

Director-General, Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC), Anusha Pelpita said that there will be a significant development in the television and telecommunications fields with the opening of the Lotus Tower.

The Lotus Tower, which is the tallest tower in the South Asian region is 26-metres taller than the Eiffel Tower and 17.4 metres taller than the 332.6-metre high Tokyo Tower.

The 350-metre high tower building will also be visible to India and Bangladesh.

Estimated to cost over $104 million, the “Lotus Tower” will provide facilities for 50 television services, 50 broadcasting services and 10 telecommunication providers.

In addition to its primary function, the tower podium, which is proposed to be four storeys high, will also accommodate a telecommunications museum, food courts, offices, conference halls and exhibition spaces.

Two floors of the 11-storeyed multi-faceted tower is also planned to be developed with luxury hotel accommodation, a revolving restaurant accommodating 600 guests on the fourth floor and a banquet hall for over a thousand guests.

The Tower is also planned to be built in a three hectare land in the heart of Colombo. The Lotus Tower, one of Sri Lanka's many development projects will be designed to help the country's rapidly growing tourism industry.

The project, through its telecommunication infrastructure, also aims at eliminating high-powered TV and FM antennae perched atop buildings around Colombo as part of the Government's Colombo beautification programme.

The tower mast, fixed upon the tower head, is arranged to provide a base for antennae of service providers in telecommunication, telecasting, broadcasting and defence-related transmissions with an antenna installed 350 metres above ground.

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