Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Beijing Terminal 3 is World's Largest Building

Beijing looks ready to host the Summer 2008 Olympic Games. They’ve got the Beijing Capital International Airport ready to receive athletes, media and visitors from about the world. In fact, the new Terminal 3 building alone is reportedly capable of facilitating flights for 50 million passengers a year.

"Beijing airport’s new Terminal 3 — twice the size of the Pentagon — is the largest building in the world,” the NY Times says adding it is also the world’s most advanced.

The building was designed and constructed in four years to reflect traditional and modern China, surrounded by red and colours that reflect Imperial China and featuring ceilings that resemble dragon scales. As is only appropriate, the whole thing was designed under the guidance of a Feng Shui master.

The magnificent $3.8 billion terminal can be seen on video embedded below.

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