The second tallest building in South Asia, Lotus tower, has been opened to the public with effect from yesterday (September 15).
However the Chinese funded tower once known as a white elephant built under the Rajapakshe regime will be opened in three phases according to the Lotus Tower Private Limited. Accordingly the observation tower has been opened for the public since yesterday and the second phase opening will take place in two months time. The third phase opening is scheduled to take place next March according to the Lotus Tower private limited.
The 350 meter high Lotus tower had been built in a space of 30,600 square meters and evolving café and observatory tower are few of the major attractions of this tower. The tower consists of 13 floors (06 floors in base and 07 in the flower section) and the Construction is estimated to have cost USD 113 million. Although the administration of the Tower is issuing tickets priced Rs.500 and Rs.2000 for the public who are coming to view the tower, many crowds have been reported as visiting the place since yesterday.