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Beautiful buildings of the world

The largest building in the world: New Century Global Center in Chengdu (China)

About 1,800 kilometres southwest of Beijing, another architectural giant is The New Century Global Center in Chengdu, the capital of the Chinese province of Sichuan, with 1.76 million square feet of floor space, is the largest shopping centre in the world and is considered to be the largest building ever.

In 2013, the 500 meters long, 400 meters wide and 100 meters opened high record holder. And there is really no reason to leave this building again. Because inside several shopping malls, luxury Hotels, the replica of a Mediterranean village, a water Park and a 14-screen cinema – the New Century Global Center is an exciting world.

Phaeno in Wolfsburg

Angular elements and the flowing areas: The Phaneo in Wolfsburg in all the corners and edges of extreme Oblique and angle of inclination. Large ceiling supernatants and huge span lengths characteristic of the Wolfsburg-based research center. For the implementation of the extraordinary plans of the architect Zaha Hadid the “boundaries of art have been crossed,” by special materials, such as self-compacting cement were used in concrete.


The arrangement of its details, such as the 40-metre-high tower, the pavilion and the hall are decorated according to the picturesque points of view. In the Interior of the station is made, in contrast to the Outside – made of yellow Sandstone.

Due to the growing number of passengers of the former Spa town of the new Station was necessary. As the head station of the city of Nuremberg was spared the stairs.

After its renovation the station was extended in recent years to shops, so even outside of the usual opening time purchased can be.

Individual provinces of China to compete with each other

Beautiful buildings of the world

Actually, those records were supposed to be already in the past. In Changsha, capital of Hunan province, in 2013 the construction of a downright deranged project started. “Sky City” should be at 838 metres, the tallest building in the world, but because of a special box design in only 210 days to be finished. After all, the company “Broad Sustainable Building has built” a smaller, 57-storey skyscraper in 19 days. However, “Sky City”, it was nothing, it lacked a building permit. “The authorities did not want to release the project, the risk seemed too great,” says China expert Klorer. Meanwhile, the residents have flooded walls, the reason and use of the artificial lake for fish farming.

Perhaps this record is hunting for China and also for the Iraqi Basra but also not a good Omen. For half a century, scratch-Index exists with the “clouds” of a theory, the ambitious high-rise buildings as an indicator for the early decline suggests. After the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building were built in New York, followed the Black Thursday and the global crisis of 1929. In addition to numerous other examples, the Asian crisis of 1997 was followed by the establishment of the world-famous Petronas twin Towers. And also the Burj Khalifa was just begun prior to the great financial crisis, the end of the noughties years, the world economy to a standstill.