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   New second largest building in the world. Second comes right after first, you guys. You guys?

11 Dec 2012 10:15 AM   |   17491 clicks   |   Short List
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jaylectricity    [TotalFark]  
My awe was not inspired.

11 Dec 2012 09:49 AM
buckeyebrain     
Second Place is just the First Loser.

11 Dec 2012 10:17 AM
Smoky Dragon Dish    [TotalFark]  
Meh

11 Dec 2012 10:23 AM
Broktun     
If you are not first, you are last.

Shake and Bake

11 Dec 2012 10:24 AM
you have pee hands     
They did a great job of taking pictures that made that building look quite ordinary.

11 Dec 2012 10:30 AM
ChrisDe     
The photos were so close that it was hard to get an idea of the scale.

11 Dec 2012 10:30 AM
akula    [TotalFark]  

you have pee hands: They did a great job of taking pictures that made that building look quite ordinary.


I thought the same thing. There's no way to get any kind of feel for it from those pics. Sure, it looks big, but no larger than many other office complexes.

No sense of scale in there at all.

11 Dec 2012 10:33 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  
It's nice to come first, but then your girlfriend's going to gripe at you for not being attentive to her needs.

11 Dec 2012 10:34 AM
halmot     
1km long hallways? I can't be the only one thinking Chair Races!!!

11 Dec 2012 10:35 AM
Day_Old_Dutchie     
Just think of all the thousands of identical-looking Chinese bureaucrats obsessively working away in that building busily figuring out new ways of controlling their media or loaning money to the US, on workstations with bootleg copies of MS Windows.

11 Dec 2012 10:36 AM
Thelyphthoric     

Day_Old_Dutchie: Just think of all the thousands of identical-looking Chinese bureaucrats obsessively working away in that building busily figuring out new ways of controlling their media or loaning money to the US, on workstations with bootleg copies of MS Windows.


Whatever turns you on. I was imagining thousands of hot identical looking Chinese busty ladies obsessively working away in that building busily figuring out new ways of making me happy fun time.

11 Dec 2012 10:40 AM
groppet     
No areial shot? LAAAAAAAME!

11 Dec 2012 10:41 AM
factoryconnection    [TotalFark]  
Parking must be an unholy pain in the ass for that place. The Pentagon, even with its dedicated Metro stop, bus stops, organized slugging and incentivized car-pooling is painful when it comes to parking.

ChrisDe: The photos were so close that it was hard to get an idea of the scale.


I found it on GoogleMaps. Those are full-sized sports stadia next to it.

11 Dec 2012 10:42 AM
Marcintosh     
Made me think of Steve Martin's "The Jerk" with building momma a bigger house and all-

Pentagon's still the biggerly one eh? I read years ago that no other building in the world had more doors than the Pentagon. Wretched excess wins every time.

11 Dec 2012 10:48 AM
stuffy     
is only beaten by -the United States' Department of Defense behemoth, the Pentagon.

Betting there will be a "useless" addition built on very soon.

11 Dec 2012 10:48 AM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  

halmot: 1km long hallways? I can't be the only one thinking Chair Races!!!


This is the first thing I thought of:

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11 Dec 2012 10:53 AM
Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus     

factoryconnection: Parking must be an unholy pain in the ass for that place. The Pentagon, even with its dedicated Metro stop, bus stops, organized slugging and incentivized car-pooling is painful when it comes to parking.

ChrisDe: The photos were so close that it was hard to get an idea of the scale.

I found it on GoogleMaps. Those are full-sized sports stadia next to it.


Eh, you can sort of see it, but you really have to squint. Plus there is some gook on my monitor that I should probabry wipe off to see it more crearry.

11 Dec 2012 11:01 AM
SAN66     
Really?

I thought the Boeing Everett Factory was the largest building in the world. It has it's own weather patterns. Maybe if they whittle that down to largest "office" building limited to X floors?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ largest_buildings_in_the_world

11 Dec 2012 11:02 AM
FuturePastNow     
That sure as hell doesn't look like it's a kilometer long. Perhaps it has huge windows.

11 Dec 2012 11:04 AM
AbiNormal     
So the Chinese are Vogons?

11 Dec 2012 11:05 AM
ChrisDe     

factoryconnection: Parking must be an unholy pain in the ass for that place. The Pentagon, even with its dedicated Metro stop, bus stops, organized slugging and incentivized car-pooling is painful when it comes to parking.

ChrisDe: The photos were so close that it was hard to get an idea of the scale.

I found it on GoogleMaps. Those are full-sized sports stadia next to it.


It appears to be the large building just south of Labia Stadia?

11 Dec 2012 11:06 AM
LoneDoggie     

FuturePastNow: That sure as hell doesn't look like it's a kilometer long. Perhaps it has huge windows.


probably if you make all the corners. Actually, if you think about it, the corridor is infinity long.

11 Dec 2012 11:06 AM
Bondith    [TotalFark]  

SAN66: Really?

I thought the Boeing Everett Factory was the largest building in the world. It has it's own weather patterns. Maybe if they whittle that down to largest "office" building limited to X floors?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ largest_buildings_in_the_world


They article mentioned floor space. BEF might be largest by volume.

11 Dec 2012 11:07 AM
ronaprhys     
Is this in one of those Chinese cities they build to inflate their GDP but that have no people in them?

11 Dec 2012 11:11 AM
factoryconnection    [TotalFark]  

Bondith: They article mentioned floor space. BEF might be largest by volume.


The Boeing plant is total coverage, I think, but interior volume might be it. Since it is mostly single-story, that's how these office buildings end up being "larger."

ronaprhys: Is this in one of those Chinese cities they build to inflate their GDP but that have no people in them?


No; there are cars and active infrastructure visible in the satellite shots unlike in the "ghost towns" I've seen that you're talking about.

FuturePastNow: That sure as hell doesn't look like it's a kilometer long. Perhaps it has huge windows.


The perimeter appears to be about 300x180m so the "kilometer-long" hallways is misleading.

11 Dec 2012 11:17 AM
cirby     
SAN66:
I thought the Boeing Everett Factory was the largest building in the world. It has it's own weather patterns. Maybe if they whittle that down to largest "office" building limited to X floors?

Yeah, they confused "office building" with "all buildings."

There are a number of others that are bigger than this - the main building of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando is slightly larger, for example, and a couple of other convention centers are in the same league.

There are a lot of different "biggest lists," according to whether they use footprint, available floor space, volume, et cetera.

The Abraj Al-Bait Towers are currently the biggest by floor area - it's a contiguous building complex made up of several towers, and is about 1.5 million square meters...

11 Dec 2012 11:22 AM
Evil Mackerel     
Good , we like targets that we can see from orbit.

11 Dec 2012 11:25 AM
Tsar_Bomba1     
Looks empty...

11 Dec 2012 11:25 AM
Nightjars     
I can easily build the world's largest office building by floor space by building a fairly large cube and putting in floors that are 3" apart. Just sayin'. Too bad only mice will be able to work there.

11 Dec 2012 11:26 AM
Bondith    [TotalFark]  

Nightjars: I can easily build the world's largest office building by floor space by building a fairly large cube and putting in floors that are 3" apart. Just sayin'. Too bad only mice will be able to work there.


Shhh, don't give anyone ideas. They work for cheese and they have a terrible union.

11 Dec 2012 11:32 AM
Uchiha_Cycliste     
FTFA: "More awe-inspiring photos below."
Those words, I don't think they mean what you think they mean.

11 Dec 2012 11:33 AM
ggecko     
They couldn't have just one aerial shot to show the entire building?

11 Dec 2012 11:35 AM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  
Having had to park near and navigate the Pentagon a few times, I can't see why anyone on earth would want to replicate the experience. At some point a building gets so big you start missing transportation.

11 Dec 2012 11:37 AM
Frankenstorm     
It looks so rectangular. I mean, how much more rectangular could it be?

11 Dec 2012 11:38 AM
JackieRabbit     
But it is not the world's second largest building. It's not even close. Target's import warehouse in Lacey, WA is both in terms of usable space and footprint. ShortList FAIL

11 Dec 2012 11:40 AM
Mr. Shabooboo     
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11 Dec 2012 11:47 AM
Louisiana_Sitar_Club     

Evil Mackerel: Good , we like targets that we can see from orbit.


We can see a frog on a rock from orbit soooo.....yeah. I guess this qualifies as well.

11 Dec 2012 11:58 AM
eas81     

stuffy: is only beaten by -the United States' Department of Defense behemoth, the Pentagon.

Betting there will be a "useless" addition built on very soon.


Get used to call it the Hexagon:

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11 Dec 2012 12:02 PM
factoryconnection    [TotalFark]  

JackieRabbit: But it is not the world's second largest building. It's not even close. Target's import warehouse in Lacey, WA is both in terms of usable space and footprint. ShortList FAIL


Floorspace, Jackie, floorspace. Warehouses are single-story; TFA's monstrosity is many floors, giving a multiplier effect over straight footprint behemoths. Based on sattelite imagery, that warehouse is 128,000 square meters. Long'ao is 370,000 mostly because it looks to have at least 17 floors.

Tsar_Bomba1: Looks empty...


Look at the GMaps link; the parking lot is full. The big lot next to it (for the stadium perhaps) is empty though.

11 Dec 2012 12:05 PM
onzmadi     
as usual its always about height and never about girth...heavy sigh

11 Dec 2012 12:20 PM
Isildur     
Wow, that headline reminded me of something I hadn't thought of in ages. In summer camp when I was a kid, there was another kid who would always annoyingly act like he was the leader -- in almost every situation he would enthusiastically but presumptively try to order everyone to do what he thought they needed to do. Everybody would just ignore him or roll their eyes, prompting him to always whine "You guuuuuuyyyyys!?!" as if we were being hopelessly uncooperative. Some kids even started to imitate him in mockery when he said that, but it didn't appear to phase him -- he'd get pouty but then try again to boss people in the next situation, to no avail.

/kinda sad story, bro
//hope he eventually chilled out

11 Dec 2012 12:20 PM
LoneVVolf     

factoryconnection:
I found it on GoogleMaps. Those are full-sized sports stadia next to it.


Hah! It looks solid from the outside, but is hollow in the middle! Like so much other cheap crap built there.

11 Dec 2012 12:21 PM
BlameBush     
Metrolina Greenhouse (outside Charlotte) has 160 acres under roof.
Link

11 Dec 2012 12:21 PM
Slu     

Frankenstorm: It looks so rectangular. I mean, how much more rectangular could it be?


None. None more rectangular.

11 Dec 2012 12:30 PM
DB     


Hah! It looks solid from the outside, but is hollow in the middle! Like so much other cheap crap built there.


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/hot like Lilli von Schtupp

11 Dec 2012 12:39 PM
Vorpal     
I hope there's never a fire drill there

11 Dec 2012 12:47 PM
show me    [TotalFark]  
Buzz Aldrin unavailable for comment.

11 Dec 2012 01:02 PM
dabbletech     
What an ugry buirding.

11 Dec 2012 01:04 PM
HighOnCraic    [TotalFark]  
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"That's the second largest building I've ever seen."

11 Dec 2012 01:17 PM
bentleypm     
I thought the Boeing plant in Everitt, WA was the biggest.

11 Dec 2012 01:29 PM
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