Largest Stand Alone Structure Opens in Chengdu
New Century Global Center opened in Chengdu boasts of having its own artificial sun and having a floor area that is three times the size of the Pentagon in the United States. Towering around 100 meters high the building is said to be the world’s largest building which is big enough to house 20 Sydney Opera Houses.
Officials say that the complex is the largest stand alone structure in the world is measured 500 meters long by 400 meters wide which offers around 1.7 million square meters of floor space. The first set of visitors were shown around the structure which houses 400,000 square meters of shopping space, conference rooms, offices a university complex, two five star hotels, two commercial center and a IMAX theater.
The Center will become the new landmark of Chengdu, the center was build around a marine theme and houses several fountains, an artificial beach that is accented by a roof which resembles a wave and a water park. The artificial beach boasts of a rafting course with a seafront promenade and to complete the look parasols and seafood outlets can be found around the beach area.