Gigantic buildings are construction marvels that draw a feeling of awesomeness every time we go inside them. We feel so tiny compared to these colossal structures as we admire with amazement the immense space they occupy. For a building to be considered one of the largest in the world, it must have the largest footprint, the largest usable space, and the largest floor space. Here now are the top 10 largest buildings of their respective type in the world.
1. Shinsegae Centum City
Located in Busan, South Korea, Shinsegae Centum City is the largest department store in the world. It has a floor area of 509,810 m2 or 5,487,500 square feet. This is one example of a store that virtually sells anything. You can probably buy Kratom here.
2. Boeing Everett Factory
Boeing Everett Factory, located in Everett, Washington, USA, is the largest industrial building in the world with a floor area of 398,000 m² (4.3 million square feet) and volume of 13.3 million m3 (472 million cubic feet).
3. Palace of the Parliament
Used for government and civilian purposes in Bucharest, the Palace of the Parliament is the largest parliament building in the world. It occupies a 330,000 m² (3.55 million square feet) and has a volume of 2.55 million m³ (90 million cubic feet).
4. Millennium Park Bus Depot
India boasts of having the largest bus terminal in the world. The Millennium Park Bus Depot spans a floor area of 305,265 m² or 3.6 million square feet.
5. Istanbul Çağlayan Justice Palace
Lawyers will surely be amazed entering the largest courthouse in the world in Istanbul. Istanbul Çağlayan Justice Palace has an impressive 300,000 m² (3.0 million square feet) of floor area.
6. Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre)
Immerse yourself in art as you visit the largest museum in the world, Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre), in Paris, France. It has an immense floor area of 210,000 m² (2,260,421 square feet).
7. Istana Nurul Iman
The royal family of Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei will surely have no problems with space as they live in Istana Nurul Iman, the largest current royal residence in the world with a 200,000 m² (2,152,782 square feet) of floor area.
8. Royal Palace of Madrid
You will definitely feel romantic and awestruck while strolling inside the Royal Palace of Madrid, the largest royal palace in the world. Located in Spain, it covers a floor area of 135,000 m² (1,450,000 square feet).
9. IHC Krimpen Shipyard
Ever wondered how huge boats are made? Visit the largest shipbuilding hall in Krimpen aan den Ijssel, Netherlands. IHC Krimpen Shipyard has a floor area of 25,000 m² (275,000 square feet) and volume of 1.3 million m³ (46 million cubic feet).
10. Ericsson Globe
Shaped like a large white ball, Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden, is the largest hemispherical building in the world with a volume of 600,000 m³ (21 million cubic feet).
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