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Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Structures |

The largest building in the world opens its doors in China

The largest building in the world opens its doors in China

(C) Nicolas Delanuit on Flickr

Its construction took three years to cover a total of 1.7 million square meters. The New Century Global Centre is the and has just opened its doors in the city of Chengu, city of 14 million inhabitants in the province of Sichuan, China.

Maybe the numbers are not enough to get an idea of ​​the size, so are best comparative. In the worth three times the Pentagon, four times the Vatican, or 20 times the famous Opera House Sydney.

The structure is 100 meters high, 500 meters wide and 400 long. Inside there is enough space to accommodate hotels, offices, a university complex, skates center whose size could host international events Mediterranenan false, and even a water park. And if that were not enough, there is also an artificial sun illuminates this monstrosity building for 24 hours.

Those who go shopping, you probably need a few days or even weeks to tour the 400,000 square meters of shopping only. Surely the 15,000 parking spaces will be sufficient to accommodate all visitors to the resort, but you never know.

Links:

China opens city-sized shopping mall, With fake sun (CNET)
World’s largest building: The New Century Global Center officially opens in China (The Independent)

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