Inside the world’s largest building
Built by Communist Party leader, Nicolae Ceausescu, the colossal Palace of the Parliament (formerly known as the People’s Palace) is the world’s largest civilian building. The Palace measures 270 m by 240 m, 86 m high (and 92 m underground!). It took 20,000 workers and 700 architects to build.
Entire neighborhoods were destroyed to make way for this building, Equal to an area the size of Venice. Among that which has been lost are churches, synagogues, valuable historic constructions and 40.000 people were forced to move!
The Palace contains a massive array of miscellaneous conference halls, salons, etc.