May 23, 2017

10 Spectacular Buildings Which Are The Largest Of Their Type In The World

This list includes a variety of buildings which are the largest of their type. The term "building" used by this list refers to single structures that are suitable for continuous human occupancy, with some exceptions.


The Largest Administrative Building - Palace of the Parliament

Floor area: 365,000 m2 (3.93 million sq ft) / Volume: 2.55 million m3 (90 million cu ft)

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The Palace of the Parliament is the seat of the Parliament of Romania. Located on Dealul Arsenalului in central Bucharest, it is the largest administrative building in the world (for civilian use). With a height of 84 m, an area of 365,000 m2 and having a volume of 2,550,000 m3, it is also the fourth biggest building in the world, after the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Teotihuacan, Mexico, and the Pentagon. In terms of weight, the Palace of the Parliament is the heaviest building in the world, weighing in at around 4,098,500,000 kg.

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The Largest Department Store - Shinsegae Centum City

Floor area: 509,810 m2 (5,487,500 sq ft)

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Located in Busan, a port city and the second largest city of Korea, Shinsegae Centum City is a super large-scale shopping space that also offers leisure and cultural facilities including a spa, a skating rink and a multiplex theater. Centum City is listed as the world’s largest department store in the guinness word records.

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The Largest Industrial Building - Boeing Everett Factory

Floor area: 398,000 m2 (4.3 million sq ft) / Volume: 13.3 million m3 (472 million cubic ft)

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The Boeing Everett Factory, in Everett, Washington, is an airplane assembly building owned by Boeing. Located on the northeast corner of Paine Field, it is the largest building in the world by volume at 13,385,378 m3 (472,370,319 cu ft) and covers 399,480 m2 (98.7 acres). This is the factory where the wide-body Boeing 747, 767, 777, and 787 are assembled.

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The Largest Bus Depot - Millennium Park Bus Depot

Floor area: 305,265 m2 (3.6 million sq ft)

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The Millennium Park Bus Depot is a major bus station located in Delhi, India. It is currently the largest bus depot in the world. Constructed primarily by the city's Public Works Department, the depot was inaugurated on 17 September 2010. The depot occupies an area of 243,000 m2 (60 acres), and has the capacity to park up to 1,000 buses at a time under shed, constituting 14% of the total parking capacity of all DTC depots combined (7,000 buses).

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Though initially used exclusively for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the depot has been used as a regular bus station operated by the Delhi Transport Corporation post the Games. While the benefits of the depot were well-recognized, the depot was also the center of much controversy and criticism especially regarding its "temporary" nature and the violation of environmental norms.


The Largest Courthouse - Istanbul Çağlayan Justice Palace

Floor area: 300,000 m2 (3.0 million sq ft)

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The Istanbul Çağlayan Justice Palace is a courthouse in the Şişli district of Istanbul, Turkey. Inaugurated in July 2011, it is the largest courthouse in the World, with an area of over 300,000 square metres. It was built by the VARYAP construction subsidiary of the Varlıbaş Group.

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The Largest Bus Terminal - Tel Aviv Central Bus Station

Floor area: 230,000 m2 (2.5 million sq ft)

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Tel Aviv Central Bus Station, known as the New Central Bus Station, is the main bus station of Tel Aviv, Israel. Located in the south of the city, it was opened on August 18, 1993. It is the largest bus station in the world from its opening date. The station covers 230,000 m2 and a total area of 44,000 m2.

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The Largest Museum - Louvre Museum (Louvre Palace)

Floor area: 210,000 m2 (2,260,421 sq ft)


The Louvre or the Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre) is the world's largest museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city's 1st arrondissement (district or ward). Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72,735 square metres (782,910 square feet). The Louvre is the world's second most visited museum, receiving 7.4 million visitors in 2016.

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The Largest Current Royal Residence - Istana Nurul Iman

Floor area: 200,000 m2 (2,152,782 sq ft)

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The Istana Nurul Iman (English: The Light of Faith Palace) is the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, and the seat of the Brunei government. The palace is located on a leafy, riverside sprawl of hills on the banks of the Brunei River, a few kilometers south of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei's capital city. The palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality.

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The Largest Shipbuilding Hall - Meyer Werft Dockhalle 2

Floor area: 63,000 m2 (678,000 sq ft) / Volume: 4.72 million m3 (167 million cu ft)

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The Meyer Werft GmbH is one of the major German shipyards, headquartered in Papenburg at the river Ems. Founded in 1795 and starting with small wooden vessels, today Meyer Werft is one of world's leading builders of luxury passenger ships. Altogether about 700 ships of different types have been built at the yard. Its "Dockhalle 2" is the largest shipbuilding hall and the building with the fifth largest usable space in the world.

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The Largest Hemispherical Building - Ericsson Globe

Volume: 600,000 m3 (21 million cu ft)

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Ericsson Globe (originally known as Stockholm Globe Arena, commonly referred to in Swedish simply as Globen (The Globe)) is an indoor arena located in Stockholm Globe City, Johanneshov district of Stockholm, Sweden. The Ericsson Globe is the largest hemispherical building on Earth and took two and a half years to build. Shaped like a large white ball, it has a diameter of 110 metres (361 feet) and an inner height of 85 metres (279 feet). The volume of the building is 605,000 cubic metres (21,188,800 cubic feet). It has a seating capacity of 16,000 spectators for shows and concerts, and 13,850 for ice hockey.

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