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The World's Largest Building Is Open For Business

• http://www.popsci.com, By Shaunacy Ferro
The New Century Global Center, a behemoth Chinese officials are calling the world's largest standalone building, has finally opened in Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan province. The colossal structure has 5.5 million square feet of floor space and is large enough to fit 20 Sydney Opera Houses inside it.
 
It's got offices, southwest China's largest shopping mall, and not one, but two five-star hotels inside. Then there's the 14-screen IMAX theater, the Olympic-sized ice skating rink, and, of course, the indoor water park complete with artificial beach and the world's largest LED screen projecting views of sunrises and sunsets over the horizon.

In keeping with the oceanic paradise theme, the structure's curvy design was inspired by "sailing seagulls and undulating waves," a promotional video explains.

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Comment by Ed Price
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Wow! I always knew I should have learned Chinese. Do you think that if I get a job at Walmart, that I will have a better chance of getting in?


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