MahaNakhon, the tallest building of Thailand, was officially launched with lights and sounds shows in Bangkok on Monday night.
Lights were beamed onto the 314-metre-tall structure and skywards from the building as its developer Pace Development Corp was celebrating the 18-billion-baht project on Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Road in Silom area.
Sorapoj Techakraisri, chief executive officer of the company, said the high-end mixed-use property development project consisted of residences, hotel services, a panoramic viewpoint on its top 77th floor with the "Sky Tray" glass floor, the already-opened seven-storey shopping centre named ManaNakhon CUBE, and a 1,000-square-metre activity ground.
Residential, hotel and viewpoint services will be opened next year.
For about two decades before Monday, the tallest building was the 304-metre Baiyoke Tower II in Ratchathewi district in Bangkok.
MahaNakhon building as seen from above Sathon Road (photo by Krit Phromsaka na Sakolnakorn)