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Four cricket bats and a balancing ball seen in ARK's 96 Iconic Tower for Sri Lanka
ARK (Reza Kabul Architects) has shared its latest design with WAN. The literal concept is dedicated to the Sri Lankan Cricketers that won the 1996 World Cup and is comprised of four cricket bat shaped structures with a cricket ball balanced between the handles. The team has selected Colombo as the location for this project. The mixed-use form - named 96 Iconic Tower - blends residential units with retail outlets and public space, rising to 96 storeys. Public parking and vehicular drop-off can be found on the lower ground floor, with lifts to the south leading to the ticket counter for the Observatory on the 92nd level and the Sri Lankan Cricket Legends Museum on the 93rd floor. Above this are four levels of retail outlets totalling 8366 sq m connected by 18 escalators. Levels 4 and 5 host a multiplex cinema with capacity for 1,420 viewers. A separate entryway on the ground floor leads

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