China’s city-sized mall, complete with artificial sun

Now appearing at China Daily Mail! The world’s largest structure is more like a self-contained world than a mall, complete with its own beach and even and artificial sun!

China Daily Mail

For years, the race to build the world’s tallest tower has been dominated by the United Arab Emirates with the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, or the Tokyo Sky Tree of Japan. But China recently opened up a few front in this race with their unveiling of the world’s “largest building”. Known as the New Century Global Center, this building recently opened in Chengdu, a city of more than 14 million people in southwest China’s Sichuan province.

Measuring some 100 meters (328 feet) high, 500 meters (1,640 feet) long, and 400 meters (1,312 feet) wide, it is described by Chinese officials as being “the world’s largest standalone structure”. To give you a sense of that space, the mall contains roughly 420 acres of floor space, which is almost the same area as the principality of Monaco. To put it another way, the mall could fit three Pentagons…

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