The Lotus Tower is a 356-meter high tower, coated in glass on the waterfront of the Beira Lake. It reflects the symbolic national flower of Sri Lanka, its colour smoothly alternating between pink and light yellow. The trunk of the tower is illuminated with floodlights, making it stand out from a considerable distance. The petals also play a big role in its aesthetic. The framework of these are steel and the actual petals are glass.
In 2019, when it was built, the tower was the tallest self-supported structure in South Asia and the world’s 19th tallest tower. The main purpose of the Lotus Tower is to function as a single transmission hub for telecommunications, digital TV and radio. This helps reduce the carbon footprint within the city and at the same time, improves the overall quality of transmissions. Not only is this tower environmentally friendly but it stands as a proud symbol for Sri Lanka.
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