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World's 25 largest buildings

Last updated on: January 10, 2012 13:55 IST

Image: Abraj Al Bait Towers.

Amidst the world's growing concrete jungle, these buildings hold a unique record. These sprawling buildings have the largest floor area.

Take a look at the stunning 25 largest buildings in the world....

1. Abraj Al Bait Towers
Mecca

Floor area: 16.15 million sq ft

The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower is one of the world's tallest hotels.

It has the tallest clock tower in the world, the world's largest clock face and the world's largest building floor area.

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Image: Dubai International Airport Terminal 3.

2. Dubai International Airport Terminal 3
Dubai

Floor area: 12.76 million sq ft

The new $4.5 billion Terminal 3 built exclusively for Emirates Airlines was opened on 14 October 2008.

It will be built exclusively for the Emirates Airbus A380. Terminal 3 is the single largest building in the world by floor space and brings the total capacity of the airport to over 80 million passengers by 2012.

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Image: CentralWorld.

3. CentralWorld
Bangkok

Floor area: 11 million sq ft

CentralWorld is a shopping plaza and complex in Bangkok, Thailand. It is the third largest shopping complex in the world

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Image: Aalsmeer Flower Auction.

4. Aalsmeer Flower Auction
Aalsmeer

Floor area: 10.6 million sq ft

Located in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands, it is the largest flower auction in the world. Flowers from all over the world are traded daily at the Aalsmeer facilities.

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Image: Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3.

5. Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3
Beijing

Floor area: 10.6 million sq ft

Beijing Capital International Airport is currently the second busiest airport in the world in terms of passengers.

The Terminal 3 was inaugurated in 2008 for the Olympic Games. It is the second largest airport terminal in the world after Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3.

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Image: Venetian Macao.

6. The Venetian Macao 
Macau

Floor area: 10.5 million sq ft

The Venetian Macao is a hotel and casino resort in Macau owned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. The Venetian is a 40-storey, $2.4 billion anchor for 7 hotels on the Cotai Strip in Macau.

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Image: Berjaya Times Square.

7. Berjaya Times Square 
Kuala Lumpur

Floor area: 7.5 million sq ft

Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur is a twin tower complex containing a shopping centre and five-star hotel located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was opened in October 2003.

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Image: Central Park Jakarta Complex.

8. Central Park Jakarta Complex
Jakarta

Floor area: 7 million sq ft

The Central Park complex in Jakarta, Indonesia is a mixed-use complex including a shopping mall, an office tower, 3 apartments, and a hotel.

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Image: The Palazzo.

9. The Palazzo
Las Vegas

Floor area: 6.9 million sq ft

The Palazzo is a luxury hotel and casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, a suburb of Las Vegas. It is the tallest building in Nevada.

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Image: Grand Indonesia.

10. Grand Indonesia 
Jakarta

Floor area: 6.9 million sq ft

The $242 million Grand Indonesia project is a mixed-use complex including a shopping mall and the Hotel Indonesia.

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Image: The Pentagon.

11. The Pentagon
Arlington County, Virginia

Floor area: 6.6 million sq ft

The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defence, located in Arlington County, Virginia. It was designed by the American architect George Bergstrom.

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Image: Air Force Plant 4 .

12. Air Force Plant 4
Texas

Floor area: 6.5 million sq ft

The base is known as Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth/Carswell Field and is operated by the United States Navy.

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Image: Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower.

13. Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower
Vietnam

Floor area: 6.4 million sq ft

The $1.05 billion Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower received permission to built a Helipad on the top this year.

This tower is part of a complex of residences and office towers, including a 70-storey office tower and two 47-storey residence towers.

The complex will have a 5-star hotel, offices, entertainment areas, retail spaces, clinics and convention centres.

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Image: Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1.

14. Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1
Hong Kong

Floor area: 6.3 million sq ft

HKIA also operates one of the world's largest passenger terminal buildings.

One of the world's most impressive airports, HKIA has won the Skytrax World Airport of the Year 2011 award.

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Image: Marina Bay Sands.

15. Marina Bay Sands
Singapore

Floor area: 6.2 million sq ft

Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. Developed by Las Vegas Sands, it is billed as the world's most expensive standalone casino property at S$8 billion.

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Image: Suvarnabhumi Airport.

16. Suvarnabhumi Airport
Bangkok

Floor area: 6.06 million sq ft

Bangkok International Airport is an international airport serving Bangkok, Thailand. It was officially opened for domestic flight services on 15 September 2006.

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Image: ATL Logistics Centre.

17. ATL Logistics Centre, Centre B 
Hong Kong

Floor area: 6 million sq ft

The largest building in Hong Kong, ATL Logistics Centre is at the Kwai Chung container terminal.

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Image: Mexico City International Airport Terminal 1.

18. Mexico City International Airport Terminal 1
Mexico City

Floor area: 5. 9 million sq ft

Benito Juarez International Airport is Mexico's busiest airport by both passenger traffic and aircraft movements and Latin America's second busiest airport by passenger traffic.

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Image: Barcelona Airport Terminal 1.

19. Barcelona Airport Terminal 1
Barcelona

Floor area: 5.8 million sq ft

The 10th busiest airport in Europe, Barcelona Airport Terminal 1 is the second largest airport in Spain.

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Image: Osaka Station City.

20. Osaka Station City
Umeda, Osaka

Floor area: 5.7 million sq ft

One of the busiest stations in the world, Osaka station is located in Umeda district Osaka, Japan. It is the city's main rail terminal in the north.

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Image: Renaissance Center.

21. Renaissance Center
Detroit

Floor area: 5.55 million sq ft

Renaissance Center is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Located on the International Riverfront, the Renaissance Center complex is General Motors' headquarters.

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Image: Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3.

22. Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3
New Delhi

Floor area: 5.4 million sq ft

With the commencement of operations at the new Terminal 3, Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport has become India's most important aviation hub, with a current capacity of handling more than 46 million passengers and aimed at handling more than 100 million passengers by 2030.

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Image: Incheon International Airport.

23. Incheon International Airport
Seoul

Floor area: 5.3 million sq ft

The largest airport in South Korea, it is one of the largest and busiest airports in the world.

From 2006 to 2010, it was rated the best airport in the world by the Airports Council International.

The airport has a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, ice skating rink, a casino, indoor gardens and a Museum of Korean Culture.

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Image: Chrysler Technical Center.

24. Chrysler Technical Center
Auburn Hills

Floor area: 5.3 million sq ft

The Chrysler Headquarters and Technology Center is the world headquarters, research and development facility for the automobile manufacturer Chrysler Group LLC.

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Image: Barajas Airport Terminal 4.

25. Barajas Airport Terminal 4
Madrid

Floor area: 5. 1 million sq ft

One of Spain's busiest airports, over 49.8 million passengers used Madrid-Barajas in 2010. It is also the world's 11th busiest and Europe's fourth busiest airport.