Colombo Lotus Tower: 350 metres
The design of this building is inspired by the lotus flower. The lotus symbolises purity within Sri Lankan culture and is also said to represent the country’s flourishing development. The tower’s colour is planned to alternate between pink and light yellow by smooth transition – an effect achieved by coating the glass.
The opening ceremony was held on 16th September 2019. The tower is the tallest self-supported structure in South Asia; the 11th tallest tower in Asia; and the 19th tallest tower in the world.
The lotus-shaped tower is used for communication, observation and other leisure facilities. There are banquet halls, shopping malls, hotels with suites, restaurants, museums, auditoriums and much more for tourists to explore in the complex. There is also a revolving restaurant at the top which provides a scenic view of the city. It completes one rotation every 90 minutes.