Could Coleridge have foretold this in his opiate dream?
In Chengdu, province of Sichuan,
Sydney opera house fits inside
When asteroid and earth collide
In Chengdu town a Chinaman
1st July 2013 – headline from Daily Mail
Notes: “World’s biggest building opens in China (and it’s so huge you could fit 20 Sydney Opera Houses inside).” The world’s largest building has opened in China. The New Century Global Center in Chengdu, Sichuan province, is a staggering 19million sq.ft. and contains shopping centres, a Mediterranean village, a water park, an ice-skating rink, and multiple hotels. It is the largest freestanding building in the world, and took three years to complete. Visitors to the glass panelled building need not worry about the weather as the giant complex will have its own artificial sun which will provide light and heat 24 hours a day for shoppers exploring the around 400,000 sq. metres of boutiques and stores. ‘This is an ocean city built by man,’ said Chinese guide Liu Xun.
- World’s largest building opens in China (cbsnews.com)