After three years of construction the New Century Global Center in China is officially opened to the public June 28, to coincide with the opening of Metro Line 1’s Ocean Park Station. This world’s largest building is situated in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu. The 500 meters long, 400 meters wide and 100 meters high a 1.76-million-square-metre (19 million square feet) mega-building is so large it is capable housing 20 Sydney Opera Houses and is almost three times the size of the Pentagon in Washington, or about 329 football fields so edging out the previous record-holder, the Dubai airport.
When be fully completed, the centerpiece of the building will be a water park with a 400-meter coast and beaches under a gigantic glass dome which can accommodate 6,000 visitors – at once. A 150-meter-by-40-meter LED screen will rise above a section of water with videos of an ocean horizon. It will contain not one, but a pair of 1,000-room, five-star hotels. Also it will house offices, shopping malls and a replica Mediterranean town, as well as an ice-skating rink large enough to hold international skating and ice-hockey competitions.
The shopping section has been open to the public since late June, though the building’s office space has been occupied for some time.
All in all, when you come to the New Century Global Center, you have literaly everything in one place.