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The World’s Largest Building Opens in China

The World’s Largest Building Opens in China
The World’s Largest Building Opens in China, Courtesy of The Telegraph
Courtesy of The Telegraph

Although Dubai has held claim to the world’s tallest building for a few years, China is now claiming to now have the worlds largest building. Measuring at 500 meters long, 400 meters wide and 100 meters high, the newly constructed Century Global Center in Chengdu is reportedly capable of housing 20 Sydney Opera Houses in its 1.7 million square meter interior. 

Perhaps the center's most unique of attractions - aside from an abundance of high-end shopping outlets, cinemas, office space, conference centers, two five star hotels, a university complex and a replica Mediterranean village - is a massive artificial beach that is illuminated by a giant screen which mimics the horizon and offers sunrises, sunsets and nautical breezes. Though the nearest real beach is 1000km away, visitors are accommodated with an oceanfront paradise that can provide them with literally anything their heart desires. 

"This is an ocean city built by man," said guide Liu Xun, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. "There will be 1000 rooms (in the hotels) and all will have seaside views."

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News via, Sydney Morning Herald 

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "The World’s Largest Building Opens in China" 07 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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