Wednesday, May 27, 2015

the world's largest building

Global Center in Chengdu,
Sichuan in western China, is so big that it’s got its own artificial sun. Indeed, at 500 meters (1,640 feet) long,
400 meters (1,310 feet) wide and 100 meters (325 feet) high,
it’s massive enough to hold 20 Sydney Opera Houses or three Pentagons,
according to local authorities. source

Yeah, I've been there many time.
In fact, it is so big that you can rarely see the whole building
due to the fog that's common in Chengdu. The indoor beach is only a small part of the building.
A large shopping mall with many stores of all sorts, a food mall, many floors of restaurants,
an ice hockey rink, a number of movie theaters, a hotel and offices occupy most of the space.

1 comment:

Taken For Granted said...

It has been years since I was in Chengdu. That building wasn't there the last time I was in town. It is amazing. Didn't realize just how big it was until I enlarged your photo.