Ten world's biggest buildings ever measured by footprint area.
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10. Jean-Luc Lagardère Plant; Toulouse-Blagnac, France
This massive 122,500 m² (1,319,000 sq ft) of area building use to final assembling Airbus A380 aircrafts which parts are gathered from all across Europe. Start operating in 2005, it is named after late French famous businessman.
9. Target Import Warehouse; Lacey, Washington State, USA
As its name tells, its handling all imported stocks from overseas to be distributed other Target warehouses all across America. This is one of four import warehouses which is the biggest among them with footprint area of 159,000 m² (1,711,000 sq ft).
8. Michoud Assembly Facility; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Being part of NASA Marshall Space flight Center, with 3700 people workers to manufacturer space modules such as Saturn Vs, and space shuttle external tanks. Build in 1940 with footprint area of 174,000 m² (1,873,000 sq ft), it has been used not just by NASA alone but other private corporations that involved in aerospace and military field.
7. New Century Global Center; Chengdu, China
This Chinese building is the only leisure driven industry in the top ten that took 3 years of construction and opened in July 2013. Albeit sitting in seventh place in the list, about 200,000 m² (2,153,000 sq ft), it is the largest building in the world by floor area, approximately 1.76 million m² (18.9 million sq ft). It houses offices, conference rooms, a university complex, two commercial centers, and not forgotten the glorious water theme park on the top floor with massive glass roof supported by latticed steel structure.
6. Belvidere Assembly Plant; Belvidere, Illinois, USA
Owned by Fiat Chrysler Automotive, currently employs 4,000 people assembling Chrysler models such as Dodge Dart, Jeep Patriot, and Jeep Compass. Built in 1965 with footprint area of 210,000 m² (2,260,000 sq ft) and connected to railway, it is one of three gigantic building in Illinois that made into this list.
5. Normal Assembly Plant; Normal, Illinois, USA
Used to assemble Mitsubishi cars, today this 220,000 m² (2,368,000 sq ft) of footprint area owned by Maynard's Industries USA Division and in process of auction. Mitsubishi Motors North America sold the plant after years of sell volume decrease was unbearable.
4. John Deere North American Parts Distribution Center; Milan, Illinois, USA
As a main player in heavy duly vehicles, it needs main depot to store all its fantastic vehicles. Established in 1973, it has 246,000 m² (2,648,000 sq ft) of space enough to house regional stock for North America region.
3. Boeing Everett Factory; Everett, Washington State, USA
Located on the northeast corner of Paine Field, it is the world's largest building by volume at 13,385,378 m3 (472,370,319 cu ft) that covers the area of 398,000 m² (4,284,000 sq ft). Operated by Boeing to final assembles wide body airplane such as 747, 767, 777, and 787.
2. Tesla Factory; Fremont, California, USA
Start operating in 2010, this 510,000 m² (5,490,000 sq ft) manufacture an electric vehicles. Most of its parts were build by Tesla itself which is unusual in motor industry makes the building is so huge relatives to its unit production per week. Tesla has bigger plan in Nevada to construct even bigger plant called Gigafactory which would be the world's biggest building when the final phase reached.
1. Aalsmeer Flower Auction; Aalsmeer, Netherlands
While most plant in the rank handling high technology products, The champion on the planet 'only' trading flowers. Aalsmeer Flower Auction titled as building by footprint at 518,000 m² (5,576,000 sq ), it is also the fifth largest building from floor area standpoint of 990,000 m² (10.7 million sq ft). Currently owned by Royal FloraHolland, 20 million flowers are traded daily in the building.
Top ten list source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_buildings
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