July 3rd, 2013 – Largest Building In The World 2013 Officially Opens In China After 3 Years Of Construction (Photos)
The largest building in the world has opened for business in the heart of China.
The building that housed 20 Sydney Opera Houses has been named The New Century Global Center. It’s located in Chengdu city, Sichuan Province.
Apart from Opera houses, the 19 million sq. ft building has several shopping centers and a Mediterranean village.
It also housed several hotels, a water park and an ice-skating rink.
World’s largest building 2013’s size
The 19 million sq. ft building is 500 m long, 400m wide & 100m high.
Chinese officials have declared the building the world’s largest freestanding building and it took about 3 years for the construction to complete.
An artificial sun is built inside the giant complex to provide light and heat 24 hours a day for shoppers exploring the 400,000 sq. metres of boutiques and stores.
Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid designed the building.