Lotus Tower to open soon
The much awaited Lotus Tower (Nelum Kuluna) is scheduled to open in this year,2018 adding another icon to the island nation.With the investment of US$ 104.3 million and funded by Chinese EXIM bank, the tower would firstly offer facilities to enhance the digital infrastructure of Sri Lanka. Standing at over 350 meters tall making it the world’s 19th tallest tower it would also serve as a major tourist attraction. At present Over 96% of construction has now been completed.
The first and second floors of the tower, located at 215 meters and 219.8 meters, are to be used for TV and radio broadcasting.The tower will be able to accommodate, 50 radio broadcasters, 20 telecommunication service providers and 50 television broadcasters.
Lotus Tower projec also offer two banquet/conference halls in two floors to accommodate nearly 450 guests on each floor. In addition there would be several VIP rooms as well and a special area to view Colombo city and the pending Colombo Port City project. “However the major draw would be the revolving restaurant on the top floor which would do one round in 90 minutes.”
The seven acre land where ‘Nelum Kuluna’ is housed also has several other recreation facilities.
The foundation stone was laid on January 20, 2012 for the USD104.3 million Lotus Tower project. Though the Lotus Tower is set to open in a few weeks the public as well as the private sector has not been given a thorough knowledge of its facilities. It was observed that two floors have being allocated for shopping malls with several escalator access.