The world's largest glass and steel structure



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It is the  largest glass and steel structure in the world and it is located in the Chinese Sichuan province, housing hotels, offices, a beach resort and an artificial sun. Capable of housing 20 Sydney Opera Houses or three Pentagons in its staggering 1.7 million square-metre interior the New Century Global Centre in Chengdu opened its doors on 1 July 2013.


The colossal 18-storey glass and steel superstructure  has a wavy roof and is built above a new metro station. The building is 500 metres long, 400 metres wide and stands 100 metres high.


A 65 metre-high lobby covering 10,000 square metres greets visitors as they enter the centre. Visitors will then find the Paradise Island Oceanic Park, with a 400 metre sandy beach and the largest indoor LED screen in the world that projects images of seascapes and horizons.


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There is also one of the largest shopping malls in China, a 14-screen Imax cinema, an Olympic-sized ice rink, two five-star hotels and a central business tower with 720,000 square metres of office space.