World's largest building

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New Century Global Centre in Chengdu, China, is billed as the world’s largest building at 1,640 feet (500 meters) long, 1,312 feet (400 meters) wide and 328 feet (100 meters) high.

The 19-million-square-foot glass complex includes office space, two five-star hotels, shopping centers, movie theaters and an indoor water park, and beach large with enough real estate for 6,000 people.

But how does one tan indoors? Why, with the dome’s fake sun, of course — capable of shining down on visitors 24 hours a day.

Via UK’s The Sun, impressive stats that put New Century Global Centre into perspective:

  • The structure could hold 20 Sydney Opera Houses
  • It’s three-times larger than the Pentagon in Washington, DC
  • Roughly the same size of Monaco

New Century Global Centre took just three years to complete. Feast your eyes on the colossal dome:

We’re certainly not surprised the world’s largest structure is located in China. After all, the country will also soon be home to the majority of the world’s mega-tall towers.

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