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MahaNakhon celebrates completion and title of ‘Thailand's tallest building’ with light show

MahaNakhon Night Of Lights August 29 2016

MahaNakhon, the 77-story skyscraper that is the newest holder of the title of ‘Thailand’s tallest building,’ will host a light show next week to celebrate its completion.

MahaNakhon, a mixed-use tower in Chong Nonsi, rises 314 meters into Bangkok’s sky. It has 77 floors and exceeds Baiyok II Tower, the formerly tallest building, by 10 meters.

The building, owned by PACE Development, labels itself as having a luxury design. It caters to a hotel, retail businesses, bars, restaurants, and the Ritz-Carlton Residences condominium.

MahaNakhon also hosts the first Morimoto restaurant in Southeast Asia, which is a Japanese-fusion fine dining spot owned by Masaharu Morimoto from Iron Chef America.

The light show, which marks completion of the building, will be held on August 29. There are two shows at 7:30pm and 8:25pm, which the public are allowed to observe from afar.

PACE Development will also host a lucky draw and give away prizes for those who submit their snapshots of the lightshow.

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.


Thailand's tallest building could be illegal

The Association of Organizations Protecting the Thai Constitution submitted a letter asking the Office of the Ombudsman to probe the construction of Thailand’s tallest building ‘Mahanakhon’, after it was found in breach of several laws.

Srisuwan Janya, the Association’s Secretary-General, urged the Ombudsman to investigate why the Ministries of Commerce and Labor allegedly allowed a foreign architect to design the building. He claimed the construction violated the 1999 Foreign Business Act and the 2008 Alien Working Act, after he found that a foreign national could have been hired to work on a job restricted to Thai citizens.

Mr. Srisuwan wanted the Ombudsman to investigate whether it was a negligence of duty on the part of the Labor Minister and the Director-General of the Department of Employment. He also called for an examination of the building's blueprints, which was submitted to the Bangkok Governor for approval. He speculated that a Thai name may have been used as a stand-in for the foreign architect.

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

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