Artificial sun: China opens world’s largest building (video)

CenturyGlobalBeachThe Chinese city of Chengdu in Sichuan province has opened the world’s largest man-made structure, housing hotels, shopping complexes, offices, a replica of a Mediterranean village, an enclosed beach resort and even an artificial sun.

The immense structure is capable of holding 20 Sydney Opera Houses or three Pentagons in its 1.7-million square-meter interior. In total, it is approximately the size of Monaco.

Dubbed the New Century Global Center, the 18-story superstructure opened its doors to the public on July 1, capturing headlines with its 65 meter-high lobby, which greets visitors with 10,000 square meters of space.

The center has a 400-meter sandy beach that can accommodate 6,000 people and an artificial sun sun that shines 24 hours a day. It has the world’s largest indoor LED screen that projects images of seascapes and horizons. Entertainment comes in the form of a 14-screen IMAX movie theater and the “Paradise Island” water park.

A Japanese system using specialised lighting technology that heats as well as illuminates has been deployed to make the artificial light, which will shine for 24 hours.

The structure also has one of China’s largest malls, an Olympic-sized ice rink and two five-star hotels with 1,000 rooms.



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The Chinese city of Chengdu in Sichuan province has opened the world’s largest man-made structure, housing hotels, shopping complexes, offices, a replica of a Mediterranean village, an enclosed beach resort and even an artificial sun. The immense structure is capable of holding 20 Sydney Opera Houses or three Pentagons in its 1.7-million square-meter interior. In total, it is approximately the size of Monaco. Dubbed the New Century Global Center, the 18-story superstructure opened its doors to the public on July 1, capturing headlines with its 65 meter-high lobby, which greets visitors with 10,000 square meters of space. The center has...

CenturyGlobalBeachThe Chinese city of Chengdu in Sichuan province has opened the world’s largest man-made structure, housing hotels, shopping complexes, offices, a replica of a Mediterranean village, an enclosed beach resort and even an artificial sun.

The immense structure is capable of holding 20 Sydney Opera Houses or three Pentagons in its 1.7-million square-meter interior. In total, it is approximately the size of Monaco.

Dubbed the New Century Global Center, the 18-story superstructure opened its doors to the public on July 1, capturing headlines with its 65 meter-high lobby, which greets visitors with 10,000 square meters of space.

The center has a 400-meter sandy beach that can accommodate 6,000 people and an artificial sun sun that shines 24 hours a day. It has the world’s largest indoor LED screen that projects images of seascapes and horizons. Entertainment comes in the form of a 14-screen IMAX movie theater and the “Paradise Island” water park.

A Japanese system using specialised lighting technology that heats as well as illuminates has been deployed to make the artificial light, which will shine for 24 hours.

The structure also has one of China’s largest malls, an Olympic-sized ice rink and two five-star hotels with 1,000 rooms.



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1 COMMENT

  1. I recall the wall-E human settlement away from earth. entire world in the dome. this on running on polluting coal thermal power plants, the biggest coal importer in todays world.

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