World’s heaviest building: Palace of Parliament, Romania

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The Palace of Parliament is constructed in Bucharest, Romania and it is supposed to be the heaviest building in the world. It is constructed from 7,00,000 tonnes of steel and bronze combined with 3,65,000 square meters of floor area and 3,500 tonnes of crystal glass. It has 480 chandeliers. Romania’s seat of Parliament is the Palace of Parliament. It weighs about 4,098,500,000 kilograms. The building was designed by chief architect Anca Petrescu with a team of more than 650 architects. The Palace was constructed over a long period of 13 years in the modernist neoclassical architectural style. While constructing this palace, social realism was kept in mind. It has two houses of the Parliament of Romania, the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, along with an international conference center and three museums. Museums that consist of the interior of the Palace are the Museum of the Palace, Museum of Communist Totalitarianism and the National Museum of Contemporary Art. It is popularly known as The People’s House. The cost of lighting and electric use alone exceeds $6 million per year. It is also the most lavish and costly administrative building in the world.

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