Today we are going to talk about the heaviest building in the world. The tallest building in the world is Bucharest’s Palace. Bucharest’s Palace is also known as the Republic House or People’s House. Bucharest’s Palace is the most controversial building in Romania due to its historical and physical size. Bucharest’s Palace represents one of the most extravagant and expensive buildings in the history of mankind. So let's gather a little more information about the heaviest building in the world.
Bucharest’s Palace is the second tallest building in the world, after the Pentagon in the United States and the heaviest administrative building on earth used for civilian purposes by surface area. Bucharest’s palace houses the Romanian Senate and the Chambers of Deputies. The Chambers of Deputies is the headquarters of the Southeast European Corporate Initiative and a major tourist attraction.
Information about Location of Bucharest’s Palace
Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament is currently located in the center of Bucharest along Izvor Street west of Dealul Arsenalului and UN Avenue to the north. The height of this Palace of Parliament is 275.6 feet. And this building covers an area of 1.41 square miles. The Palace of Parliament has a capacity of 2.55 million cubic meters.
The Palace of Parliament weighs about 9.04 billion pounds. The palace was valued at 2008 3.4 billion by Parliament in 2008. We built Bucharest's most expensive administrative building in the world. Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament is 12 stories high and Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament has 1,100 rooms built in Roman style.
Building And Decorating In Figures of Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament
Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament needed 1 million cubic meters of marble and 0.9 million cubic meters of wood essence and 3,500 tons of crystals while 220,000 m2 of carpet and 4,000 m2 of skin were needed to decorate the interior of the palace building. All materials used in the Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament were of Romanian origin, except for the door of Nicolae Balcescu Hall, which was a gift from the then President of the Mobutu Sese Seko and Republic of Zaire,.
The Construction Of Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament
Construction of Bucharest's Palace of Parliament began on June 25, 1984 with the laying of the foundation stone. Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament was designed by more than 700 architects, combining elements and motifs from a number of classical sources to create an indeterminate style. Most of the work to build Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament was done by forced labor which significantly reduced costs.
Ceausescu had to borrow foreign money for the construction of the Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament and systematically starved the Romanian population by exporting the country’s agricultural and industrial products to pay off the debts. Some died at Bucharest's Palace of Parliament, and some sources put the figure at more than 3,000. Bucharest's Palace of Parliament was not yet completed by the time of the 1989 revolution. Only 400 of the 1,100 rooms in the building have been completed today.
Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament has eight underground levels, the last of which is a nuclear bunker and is connected to the main locations of the state under 20 capitals. This building has 1.5-meter thick concrete walls and cannot be penetrated by radiation. The Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament building sinks 6 millimeters per year due to its weight. Romanian experts have analyzed data from the Bucharest Palace of Parliament, arguing that the weight and structure of the Bucharest Palace of Parliament lead to compromise of the lower levels of construction.