The Chinese have done it once again !
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The world's biggest building in China's mega-city Chengdu has opened with a complete indoor seaside and a replica of a Mediterranean village. The New Century Global Centre in Chengdu is a 100m tall cliff-face of blue mirrored glass, stretching 500m along a plaza, and houses an entire seaside resort. The building, at the heart of the city, has a 14-screen Imax cinema, Olympic-size ice rink, two 5-star hotels and its own shopping village, all surrounded by a a vast array of offices.
The building can fit into itself 20 Sydney Opera Houses beneath its glass roof and has been declared to be 'a landmark which commands the world and is looked upon by the world with respect'. The building has a comprehensive, profound oceanic culture and is inspired by the concept of sailing seagulls and undulating waves. Despite its location in a highly polluted city, the sun shines through the glass roof in a blue sky thanks to the Japanese technique in which an artificial sun shines 24 hours a day and creates a comfortable temperature.
The building consists of 1,000 deluxe hotel suites having a sea view, and one of the largest shopping malls in China. The promotional video labels it as a world class modern city of pure beauty, where recreation has become the core value of modern business and business will become a way of life.