Worlds Largest Building Officially Opens - Chengdu China (New Century Global Centre)

Thought this was pretty interesting.

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The building is so large it is capable housing 20
Sydney Opera Houses and is almost three times the size of the Pentagon
in Washington, D.C.

The numbers are little short of staggering; at 500 metres long, 400
metres wide and 100 metres high a
1.76-million-square-metre-mega-building has been opened in Sichuan
province in southwestern China.


The New Century Global Center, officially the largest
freestanding building in the world, took three years to complete and
will house offices, shopping malls, a Mediterranean village, a 14-screen
IMAX Cineplex and an ice-skating rink large enough to hold
international skating competitions.The building is so
large it is capable of housing the equivalent of 20 Sydney Opera Houses
and is almost three times the size of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. At
the centre of the building is a huge water park called Paradise Island.
Around 400,000 square metres of the building are dedicated to shopping.The building sits directly opposite the Chengdu Contemporary Arts Centre, designed by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid.

The
New Century Global Center is at the heart of a new planned area of
Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in southwestern China.Its
opening has been timed to coincide with the expansion of a new subway
line for the area and the planned construction of a new airport set for
completion in 2020.

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/worlds-largest-buildin