On January 15, 1943 Pentagon was dedicated – famous headquarters of the United States Department of Defense is considered the largest office building in the world. Today we will review other objects from different countries, each of them is known for being the largest building of its kind in the world. We will tell you about living and industrial buildings, shopping malls, airports, stadiums and other world champions.
The Pentagon. The Largest Office Building
Built in 1943 the building of the United States Department of Defense is still the largest office building in the world. Its whole area amounts to 620.000 m2. The Pentagon consists of 5 concentric pentagrams joined together with 10 hallways. However, it will take you only 7 minutes to reach one place of the building from the other.
Dubai International Airport. The Largest Airport Terminal.
Dubai is one of the largest airline hubs in the world. And it is not surprising that it is the very place for the largest airport in the world. Terminal 3 alone in the Dubai International Airport has the floor area of 1,713,000 m2, that makes it the second largest building on the Earth.
The Izmaylovo Hotel. The Largest Hotel
The champion among the world largest hotels has been The Izmaylovo hotel in Moscow for more than 30 years. This complex consists of 5 thirty-storeyed buildings and can house 15 thousand people in 7500 rooms. It was opened in 1980 for the Moscow Olympic Games.
New South China Mall. The Largest Shopping Mall
New South China Mall was triumphantly opened in 2005 to be closed in just a few months. The huge building with floor area of 659,612 m2 was designed to house 2500 stores, but it turned out that local residents of the poor and small, by Chinese standards, 10 mln city Dongguan didn’t need it. Nowadays it is suspended at the prospect of population and living conditions increase in this metropolis.
Boeing Everett Factory. The Largest Industrial Building
Boeing corporation possesses the largest industrial building. Its factory in Everett near Seattle covers 399,480 m2. Except for assembly buildings, there are several cafes, museum of aviation, souvenir shop and even its a theater.
Tropical Islands Resort. The Largest Entertaining Center
Those, who built the airship hangar in 1938 60 km far from Berlin, could hardly realize that they had constructed the base for the largest entertaining center. Nevertheless, this place, which had been empty for several decades, became the Tropical Islands Resort aquapark, which was opened in 2005. Its whole area amounts to 70.000 m2.
Princess Tower. The Largest Residential Building
In 2012 the largest and tallest residential building was completed and delivered by its developers in Dubai. 101-storeyed skyscraper Princess Tower is 414 m high with the floor area amounting to 171,175 m2. The building comprises 763 apartments and 957 parking lots for residents and visitors.
Antilia. The Largest Personal Residential Building
The largest private house, built for one family, is considered 27-storeyed and 173m high building in Indian city Mumbai. It was built in 2010 by local billionaire Mukesh Ambani, the richest man of the country. This skyscraper comprises 9 elevators, a small theater for 50 spectators, parking lot for 168 cars, SPA with several swimming pools, hanging gardens and other wonders. It is maintained by 600 people.
Istana Nurul Iman. The Largest Palace
For years the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah had beed the richest person on the planet, but in 90s Bill Gates set him aside. But even now Eastern monarch possesses several world “champions”, for example, the largest palace or the most expensive collection of cars on the Earth. Istana Nurul Iman residential palace has 1788 halls and rooms, that is 3 times more than the palace of the Queen of England. Its whole area amounts to 200.000 m2.
Pearl on Water. The Largest Theater
From 2007 the world largest theater has been open for public in Beijing – The National Centre for the Performing Arts (National Grand Theater or just the Pearl on water). This huge building with 210.000 m2 floor area has three halls for 6500 spectators. Locals describe this building shortly and metaphorically as the Egg.
Louvre. The Largest Museum
The Louvre Palace in Paris, which history begins in the 12th century, was transformed into a museum in 1793 during French Revolution. Nowadays it is the world largest museum with 160,106 m2 floor area, 58,740 of which are open to the public with exhibits. Museum displays more than 35.000 in total.
The 1st of May Stadium. The Largest Stadium
The 1st of May Stadium in Pyongyang holds several records. For example, it is the world largest stadium, it allows 150 000 of spectators to be seated on its grandstand. Also the Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance Arirang is held regularly, which holds the record for the number of participants. It is widely thought that the number of participants in this patriotic performance amounts to 100.000 people.