The incredibly beautiful Colombo Lotus Tower finally opened to the public on 16th September 2019 under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The tower construction project was commenced in 2012 during the period of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Government of Sri Lanka decided to shift the location to the waterfront of the Beira Lake and the construction started on 20th January 2012. The 356 m high Colombo Lotus Tower is the tallest freestanding tower in South Asia. It also got the 11th position among the tallest towers in Asia and the 19th position in the entire world.
Lotus Tower signifies purity in Sri Lankan culture also it symbolizes the island’s booming developments. The bottom of the tower is inspired by the throne of lotus flower and created by two upturned trapezoidal. The lotus tower’s colour is designed to fluctuate between pink and light yellow by smooth transition effect of the petals accomplished with the coating glass and the LED lights of changeable colours, also the trunk of the tower is illuminated using floodlights, during festivities.
The Lotus tower podium comprises of 6 floors. The first floor of the tower accommodates a telecommunication museum and two exhibition halls for the faculty. The 2nd floor is utilized for numerous conference halls with seating for more than 500 people. Restaurants, food courts, shopping malls and supermarkets are located on the 3rd floor. There is 1000-seat auditorium located on the 4th floor, where the 5th floor contains luxury hotel rooms and huge ballrooms. The 7th floor of the tower hosts an observation deck. This enchanting majestic tower will act as a transmission tower for radio and TV broadcasting. The multifunctional tower is one of the significant attractions in Sri Lanka and an epitome of the Sri Lankan culture, wealth and developments.
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