Saturday, April 11, 2009
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World's Most Impressive Buildings

by nobert soloria bermosa

See 18 of the most amazing buildings in the world.

This article is focused on the largest and tallest buildings ever built based on different category, type and/or function. Amazing features of each building are also included.

1. World's Largest Civilian Administrative Building, World's Most Expensive Administrative Building and World's Heaviest Building


According to the Guinness World Records, the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania, a multi-purpose building containing both chambers of the Romanian Parliament, is the world's largest civilian administrative building, most expensive administrative building, and heaviest building.
  • The Palace measures 270 m by 240 m, 86 m high, and 92 m under ground.
  • It has 1,100 rooms, 2 underground parking garages
  • It is 12 stories tall, with four additional underground levels
  • The building is constructed entirely of materials of Romanian origin.
  • Estimates of the materials used include one million cubic meters of marble;
  • 3,500 tons of crystal - 480 chandeliers, 1,409 ceiling lights and mirrors were manufactured;
  • 700,000 tons of steel and bronze for monumental doors and windows, chandeliers and capitals; 900,000 m³ of wood (over 95% domestic) for parquet and wainscoting, including walnut, oak, sweet cherry, elm, sycamore maple;
  • 200,000 m² of woolen carpets of various dimensions (machines had to be moved inside the building to weave some of the larger carpets);
  • velvet and brocade curtains adorned with embroideries and passementeries in silver and gold.
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Sunflower Ranch said...

Very interesting! Great blog! Thanks for the neat info!

lizzie said...

Interesting blog.

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