Tallest Tree

Southasia - - BRIEFS -

Sri Lanka has re­cently un­veiled the world’s tallest ar­ti­fi­cial Christ­mas tree. Built in the cap­i­tal city of Colombo, the 238-foot (73-me­ter) tree is 18 me­ters taller than the pre­vi­ous Guin­ness Book record holder. The in­ter­nal struc­ture of the tree is based on a steel-and-wire frame, which is cov­ered with a plas­tic net dec­o­rated with over 1 mil­lion nat­u­ral pine cones. The tree’s outer sur­face con­tains some 600,000 LED bulbs and is topped by a 20-foot star. It took nearly four months to com­plete the pro­ject, which cost $80,000.

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