At the ground level, an arcade of retail outlets on the west side facing the Beira Lake sets the standard for future lakefront development along the planned pedestrian promenade.
A one-of-its-kind development in South Asia in terms of architectural design, structural engineering, and living experience, Altair offers its 400 apartments spectacular views of the Beira Lake, the Indian Ocean and the city of Colombo.
Key personalities of the Altair project at the 'topping out' ceremony (from left) Jayantha Domingo (Surath Wickramasinghe Associates), Athula Amarasekara (Design Team 3), Baiju Ramachandran, (Shapoorji Pallonji Lanka), Harendran Chelvadurai (Indocean Deve Altair, the 68-story luxury residential complex which fronts the Beira Lake in Colombo, recently celebrated its 'topping out' to mark the completion of structural work, an important milestone.
Going back to ancient times, the topping out ceremony marks the placement of the last structural steel beam at the final roof height.
Altair Director Pradeep Sureka said a generous allocation of space for public areas, a feature of high-end buildings, is even more evident in this building.
Of Altair’s 1.5 million square feet of space, 828,000 square feet or 55 per cent is residential space.