World’s Largest Building Opens in China

America still has the world’s largest buffalo. But it’s not a competition. © Jennifer Kirkland

It’s not a competition. Really. It seems no one told certain superpowers that. The Chinese city of Chengdu is laying claim to the “world’s largest building” since the New Century Global Center opened on June 28th.

The new building isn’t as tall as you might expect. It gets its size in breadth rather than height. Its massive area is slightly shy of 19 million square feet, which houses offices, hotels, cinemas, restaurants, a waterpark, retail space, and an imitation Mediterranean village. You know, the usual.

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Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.

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