I find this creepy. Pollution is so bad in China that they are now resorting to building cities, beaches, and resorts…INDOORS with its very own fake Sun! Chengdu is China’s fourth largest city with a beach resort – inside the biggest building in the world. Where is the worthless UN when it comes to criticizing the worst polluter in the world?
From the New York Post:
Visitors to China’s fourth largest city can escape the crowded streets and dense pollution by stepping into the largest building in the world.
The New Century Global Center in Chengdu is 1,600 feet long, 1,300 feet wide and almost 330 feet tall. The combination beach resort, movie theater, shopping center and hotel measures in at a staggering 5.77 million-square-feet.
That’s the equivalent of 20 Sydney Opera Houses or three Pentagons, according to The Independent.
Beneath smoggy clouds in the Chinese mega-city of Chengdu, waves lap against sandy shores and a salty breeze blows across the beach. 6,000 holidaymakers look out on a glowing sunset, dining on platters of “the rarest oceanic fish species”, while a stage rises from the water, ready for the evening’s multimedia music spectacular. China‘s fourth largest city may be 620 miles from the coast, but that hasn’t stopped it having its own seaside – newly opened inside the biggest building in the world.
A 100m tall cliff-face of blue mirrored glass, stretching 500m along a triumphal plaza, the New Century Global Centre houses an entire seaside resort, along with a 14-screen Imax cinema, Olympic-sized ice rink, two five-star hotels and its own Mediterranean shopping village – all wrapped with a vast ribbon of offices. Sprawling for 1.7m square metres, it could fit 20 Sydney Opera Houses beneath its glass roof. It is declared by its creators to be “a landmark which commands the world and is looked upon by the world with respect,” a pleasure dome that Kubla Khan could only dream of.