World's largest building opens in China

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World's largest building opens in China
World's largest building opens in China


The world's largest building has opened in China and the impressive structure is said to be big enough to hold 20 Sydney Opera Houses and has a floor area three times that of the Pentagon.

Chinese officials say the 100-metre high New Century Global Centre in southwest China is the largest standalone structure in the world, measuring 500 metres long by 400 metres wide.

According to AFP, it houses 400,000 square metres of shopping space, two five-star hotels, offices, an IMAX cinema, two commercial centres and a university complex.

But critics have taken to Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, to poke fun at the building.

World's largest building opens in China
World's largest building opens in China



"It lacks creativity," one user wrote.

While another said: "Why is everything in Chengdu called 'global'".

The Global Centre also boasts its own artificial sun, fountains, a huge water park and an artificial beach.

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