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Agreement Signed to Build Asia’s Tallest Tower

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Artist’s rendering of World Capital Centre; courtesy of The Skyscraper Center

Diversified business company Al Aman Group has announced an agreement to build the World Capital Centre (WCC), a megatall mixed-use skyscraper in Colombo, Sri Lanka, that would be the tallest tower in Asia, the Daily Mirror reports. The WCC developer entered into a US$2-billion investment agreement with the Board Of Investment on June 30. According to the report, the WCC will include 117 floors and climb to a height of 625 m. The building will be situated in the heart of Colombo’s commercial area and offer 1,200 residential units, 2,000 hotel rooms, 3,000 retail outlets and 5,000 parking spaces.

Luxury amenities will include a “seven-star” hotel with presidential suites, complete with gold-plated interior touches. It will also have 20 swimming pools, Sri Lanka’s first Michelin-starred restaurant and the world’s fastest double-decker elevators, according to the report. Topping off the amenities will be an observation deck and rooftop helipad. There will be 800,000 m2 of floor space within the development. The report said the WCC will be the ninth-tallest building in the world when completed in 2022.

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