Sep 24, 2017

Lotus tower stands out Colombo sky line in March next year

In Colombo's fast changing skyline, one structure that stands out from the rest is the Lotus Tower. Standing tall at 350 metres, the Tower which will primarily serve as a transmission station for television and radio is slated to open in March next year.

“On a clear day you can even see Sri Padha (Adams Peak) while the view all around is breathtaking. It will attract a large number of visitors,” Cai XIaofeng, Project Manager for the Lotus Tower said despite teething problems the work is progressing to schedule

The construction of the Colombo Lotus Tower at D.R. Wijewardana Mawatha, Colombo 10 at a cost of $ 104 million continues to move forward. It will stand 350 meters tall when work is completed sometime in early 2015. The tower will facilitate the transmission of signals of 50 TV Channels and over 35 FM Radio Stations.

This Chinese EXIM bank-funded US $ 104.3 million project was commenced on January 20, 2012 and was expected to be completed within 912 days as per the initial plan, but by the said finishing date only the concrete structure was completed. Although its main function is that of a telecommunication tower, it will be designed to serve as a multi-functional building. Its three-storied tower base will house various shopping centres, food courts and possibly even a walk-through museum. The tower itself will house banquet halls and an observation deck on the eighth floor.