World Trade Center (Colombo)

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World Trade Center
ලෝක වෙළෙඳ මධ්‍යස්ථානය
உலக வர்த்தக மையம்
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World Trade Center (Colombo) is located in Central Colombo
World Trade Center (Colombo)
Location in central Colombo
General information
Location Colombo, Sri Lanka
Coordinates 06°55′57″N 79°50′38″E / 6.93250°N 79.84389°E / 6.93250; 79.84389Coordinates: 06°55′57″N 79°50′38″E / 6.93250°N 79.84389°E / 6.93250; 79.84389
Construction started 1990
Completed 1996
Opening 12 October 1997
Cost US$ 130 million (1996)
Management ORCPLC
Height
Roof 152 m (499 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 43
Floor area 750,000 sq ft (70,000 m2)

The World Trade Center (also known as WTC Colombo or WTCC) (Sinhalese: ලෝක වෙළෙඳ මධ්‍යස්ථානය, translit. Lōka Veḷen̆da Madhyasthānaya; Tamil: உலக வர்த்தக மையம், translit. Ulaka Varttaka Maiyam) is a 152 m (499 ft) tall twin building in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The towers 39-storey towers are built over a 4-storey retail podium, and thus each tower has a total floor count of 43. WTCC is run by Overseas Realty Ceylon PLC (ORCPLC).[1][2][3]

The WTCC was opened on 12 October 1997 by then President of Sri Lanka Chandrika Kumaratunga. In the later years of the Sri-Lankan civil war, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) attacked the WTCC twice. The structure remained intact due to its construction using Cellate high strength precast panels. A truck bomb in 1997 killed 15 people.

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  1. ^ "World Trade Center - Colombo, Sri Lanka". WTC.lk. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "World Trade Center". ORCL.lk. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "World Trade Center". Emporis. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 

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