UPDATE Monday 7:30pm: Light show pushed back to 8:15pm due to rain.
BANGKOK — Thailand’s tallest skyscraper will officially take its place among the skyline Monday night when it turns on its lights in a flashing, glowing ceremony.
Seven years after it was announced, the 77-floor MahaNakhon building will light up its “distressed cyberhelix” curtain wall with light shows at 7:30pm and 8:25pm on Monday.
It’s a show for all of Bangkok best seen more than a few hundred meters away, or several kilometers. The developer is offering prizes in a contest for people who post photos and videos to social media.
The mixed-use project by Pace Development consists of a hotel, retail businesses, bars, restaurants, and 200 units of the Ritz-Carlton Residences condominiums, which started at prices of about 40 million baht and went much, much higher.
MahaNakhon exceeds the Baiyoke II Tower by 10 meters to become the tallest building at a height of 314 meters. Its claim could be short-lived, however, depending on if and when the Rama IX Super Tower is completed, which would dwarf MahaNakhon at 615 meters.
The building is located on Narathiwas Road near BTS Chong Nonsi.