Second Largest Building in the World, Parliament Bucharest The Parliament in Bucharest represents one of the most extravagant and expensive building projects in the history of mankind. Image credit: Dennis Jarvis Pin It

Second Largest Building in the World, Parliament Bucharest

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The Palace of Parliament (Romanian: Palatul Parlamentului) in Bucharest, Romania is a multi-purpose building. Nicolae Ceaușescu named it the People’s House (Casa Poporului), also known in English as the Palace of the People.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Palace is the world’s largest civilian administrative building, most expensive administrative building, and heaviest building. It represents one of the most extravagant and expensive building projects in the history of mankind. Claiming to be the second largest building in the world by surface area. The Pentagon (USA) is the world’s largest building.

The Palace measures 270m (890ft) by 240m (790ft), 86m (282ft) high, and 92m (302ft) underground. It has 1,100 rooms, 2 underground parking garages and is 12 stories tall, with four underground levels currently available for the public and are in use, and another four in different stages of completion. The floorspace is 340,000 m2 (3,700,000 sq ft).

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