China has opened what is now the largest building in the world. It’s called the “New Century Global Center” and it has a beach. Honest.
The Center is practically an enclosed city. From The Guardian:
[It’s] . . . 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.
They’re billing it as a business center and resort destination where – well, let’s hear it from them: “where recreation has become the core value of modern business concepts and business will become a way of life.”
This is a video tour of the place (The headline comes from the English language voice-over script – so very Chinese, so very “all your data are belong to us”.)
Don’t bother watching it all – the tour starts at 6:44.