List of largest buildings in the world
This list of largest buildings in the world ranks buildings from around the world by footprint on the ground, usable space (volume) and floor space (area). The term "building" used by this list refers to single structures that are suitable for continuous human occupancy. There are a few exceptions which include factories and warehouses.
The Aerium near Berlin is the largest uninterrupted volume, with Boeing's factory in Everett, Washington, United States the largest building in the world by volume and area footprint, while the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is the largest building in terms of total floor area. The surface area of the proposed Crystal Island complex in Moscow, Russia, is more than double that of the largest current building, though this project has been delayed by the global economic crisis.
Largest usable space 
This list ranks the buildings throughout the world with the largest usable space, sorted by volume.
|1||Boeing Everett Factory||Everett, Washington||398,000 m² (4.3 million sq ft)||13.3 million m³ (472 million cu ft)||Boeing's assembly site for a selection of the company's largest aircraft, originally built for construction of the 747.|||
|2||Target Import Warehouse||Lacey, Washington||185,800 m² (2,000,000 sq ft)||7.43 million m³ (262.4 million cu ft)||Built to distribute imported product to internal Target distribution centers.|
|3||Jean-Luc Lagardère Plant||Toulouse-Blagnac||122,500 m² (1,320,000 sq ft)||5.6 million m³ (199 million cu ft)||The assembly hall of the Airbus A380, the world's largest Airliner.|||
|4||Aerium||Halbe, Brandenburg||70,000 m² (753,000 sq ft)||5.2 million m³ (184 million cu ft)||A hangar originally intended to house the construction of a giant airship, this building now houses an indoor, artificial tropical resort, called Tropical Islands.|||
|5||Meyer Werft Dockhalle 2||Papenburg, Niedersachsen||63,000 m² (678,000 sq ft)||4.72 million m³ (167 million cu ft)||Dry dock for construction of cruise ships.|||
|6||NASA Vehicle Assembly Building||Brevard County, Florida||32,374 m² (348,000 sq ft)||3.66 million m³ (130 million cu ft)||Originally built to enable simultaneous assembly and shelter for four Saturn V rockets.|||
|7||Palace of Caserta||Caserta||61,000 m² (656,000 sq ft)||2 million m³ (70 million cu ft)||One of the largest Royal Palaces in the World by surface area and the largest by volume.|||
|8||Tesco Ireland Distribution Centre||Lanestown, Swords, Fingal||80,194 m² (863,201 sq ft)||1.55 million m³ (54.83 million cu ft)||Large dry grocery distribution centre near Dublin. Opened in 2007 at a cost of €70 million.|||
|9||National Exhibition Centre (Halls 1-5)||Birmingham, West Midlands||90,765 m²||1.14 million m³||Large exhibition centre southeast of Birmingham. Halls 6-20 are in a separate building.|||
|10||Indo Arya Warehouse||Hassangarh||47,752 m² (5,14,000 sq ft)||4.1 million m³||The distribution centre is India's largest single floor
warehouse designed to serve varied needs. The facility is built with advanced technology to ensure operational efficiency and minimize energy consumption.
Largest footprint 
This list ranks the buildings throughout the world with the largest footprint on the ground.
|Name||Location||Footprint||Length & Width||Description||Map|
|1||Boeing Everett Factory||Everett, Washington||398,000 m²||900 m x 495 m||Boeing's assembly site for a selection of the company's largest aircraft, originally built for construction of the 747.|||
|2||Belvidere Assembly Plant||Belvidere, Illinois||210,000 m²||700 m x 300 m||Assembles the Dodge Dart, Jeep Patriot, and Jeep Compass.|||
|3||Target Import Warehouse||Lacey, Washington||159,000 m²||1,060 m x 150 m||Built to distribute imported product to internal Target distribution centers.|||
|4||Jean-Luc Lagardère Plant||Toulouse-Blagnac||122,500 m²||470 m x 270 m||The assembly hall of the Airbus A380, the world's largest Airliner.|||
|5||Amazon.com Logistics Centre||Bad Hersfeld, Hessen||105,000 m²||410 m x 218 m||Logistics center and warehouse for Amazon.com.|||
|6||Aerium||Halbe, Brandenburg||70,000 m²||360 m x 210 m||A hangar originally intended to house the construction of a giant airship, this building now houses an indoor, artificial tropical resort, called Tropical Islands.|||
Largest floor space 
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This list ranks the top 35 buildings throughout the world with the largest amount of floor area. Abraj Al-Bait Endowment is the building complex with the second largest floor area (1,575,815 m²). Upon its opening in October 2008, Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport at 1.185 million m² (12.76 million sq ft) of floor space surpassed the former leader, the Aalsmeer Flower Auction (990,000 m², or 10.6 million sq ft).
|1||Dubai International Airport Terminal 3||Dubai||1,713,000 m² (18.44 million sq ft)|||
|2||Abraj Al-Bait Endowment||Mecca||1,575,815 m² (16.96193 million sq ft)|||
|3||CentralWorld||Bangkok||1,024,000 m² (11.02 million sq ft)|
|4||Aalsmeer Flower Auction||Aalsmeer||990,000 m² (10.6 million sq ft)|||
|5||Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3||Beijing||986,000 m² (10.6 million sq ft)|||
|6||The Venetian Macao||Macau||980,000 m² (10.5 million sq ft)|||
|7||Sands Cotai Central||Macau||890,000 m² (9.5 million sq ft)|||
|8||Berjaya Times Square||Kuala Lumpur||700,000 m² (7.5 million sq ft)|||
|9||Central Park Jakarta Complex||Jakarta||655,000 m² (7.0 million sq ft)|||
|10||The Palazzo||Las Vegas, Nevada||645,581 m² (6.9 million sq ft)|||
|11||Grand Indonesia||Jakarta||640,000 m² (6.9 million sq ft)|||
|12||The Pentagon||Arlington County, Virginia||610,000 m² (6.6 million sq ft)|||
|13||K-25 (currently under demolition)||Tennessee||609,000 m² (6.6 million sq ft)|
|14||Air Force Plant 4||Texas||603 870 m² (6.5 million sq ft)|||
|15||Marina Bay Sands||Singapore||581,400 m² (6,258,000 sq ft)|||
|16||Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower||Vietnam||579,000 m² (6.4 million sq ft)|
|17||Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1||Hong Kong||570,000 m² (6.3 million sq ft)|||
|18||Suvarnabhumi Airport||Samut Prakan||563,000 m² (6.06 million sq ft)|||
|19||ATL Logistics Centre, Centre B||Hong Kong||550,000 m² (6.0 million sq ft)|||
|20||Mexico City International Airport Terminal 1||Mexico City||548,000 m2 (5,900,000 sq ft)|||
|21||Barcelona Airport Terminal 1||Barcelona||544,066 m2 (5,856,280 sq ft)|||
|22||Osaka Station City||Umeda, Osaka||530,000 m² (5.705 million sq ft)||open in 4 May 2011|
|23||Renaissance Center||Detroit||515,800 m² (5.55 million sq ft)||1,850,000 m³ (65.3 million cu ft)|||
|24||Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3||Delhi||502,000 m² (5.4 million sq ft)|||
|25||Incheon International Airport||Seoul||496,000 m2 (5,340,000 sq ft)|||
|26||Chrysler Headquarters and Technology Center||Auburn Hills, Michigan||492,000 m² (5.3 million sq ft)|||
|27||Barajas Airport Terminal 4 main building||Madrid||470,000 m2 (5,100,000 sq ft)|||
|28||Burj Khalifa||Dubai||464,511 m2 (4,999,950 sq ft)|||
|29||Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminal 1||Mississauga||464,000 m2 (4,990,000 sq ft)|
|30||Persian Gulf Complex
(Persian: مجتمع خلیج فارس, mojtama'e Khalij-e Fars)
|Shiraz||450,000 m² (4.8 million sq ft)|||
|31||Embarcadero Center||San Francisco||445,900 m² (4.8 million sq ft)|||
|32||Narita International Airport Terminal 1||Narita||449,600 m2 (4,839,000 sq ft)|||
|33||Willis Tower||Chicago||418,000 m² (4.5 million sq ft)||1,510,000 m³ (53.4 million cu ft)|||
|Mid Valley Megamall||Kuala Lumpur||4.5 million sq ft (420,000 m²)|||
|34||Nagoya Station||Nagoya||416,565 m2 (4,483,870 sq ft)|||
|35||USAA||San Antonio||414,642 m² (4,463,180 sq ft)|||
|36||Taipei 101||Taipei||412,500 m2 (4,440,000 sq ft)|
|37||Boeing Plant||Everett||398,000 m2 (4,280,000 sq ft)||13.3 million m³ (472 million cu ft)|||
|38||Yokohama Landmark Tower||Yokohama||392,885 m2 (4,228,980 sq ft)|||
|39||Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3||Singapore||380,000 m2 (4,100,000 sq ft)|||
|40||Mori Tower||Tokyo||379,408 m2 (4,083,910 sq ft)|||
|41||Shanghai World Financial Center||Shanghai||377,300 m2 (4,061,000 sq ft)|||
|42||Merchandise Mart||Chicago||372,000 m2 (4,000,000 sq ft)|||
Special categories 
This list of special categories includes a variety of buildings which are the largest of their type.
|Type of building||Name||Location||Floor Area||Volume|
|Department store||Shinsegae Centum City||Busan||509,810 m2 (5,487,500 sq ft)|
|Religious site||Angkor Wat||Angkor||1,000,000 m2 (11,000,000 sq ft)|
|Industrial Building||Boeing Everett Factory||Everett, Washington||398,000 m² (4.3 million sq ft)||13.3 million m3 (472 million cubic ft)|
|Parliament||Palace of the Parliament||Bucharest||330,000 m² (3.55 million sq ft)||2.55 million m³ (90 million cu ft)|
|Bus Terminal||Millennium Park Bus Depot||Delhi||305,265 m² (3.6 million sq ft)|
|Courthouse||Brussels Palace of Justice||Brussels||260,000 m² (2.8 million sq ft)|
|Museum||Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre)||Paris||210,000 m² (2,260,421 sq ft)|
|Current Royal Residence||Istana Nurul Iman||Bandar Seri Begawan||200,000 m² (2,152,782 sq ft)|
|Royal Palace||Château de Versailles||Versailles||63,154 m² (679,784 sq ft)|
|Shipbuilding hall||IHC Krimpen Shipyard||Krimpen aan den IJssel||25,000 m² (275,000 sq ft)||1.3 million m³ (46 million cu ft)|
|Hemispherical building||Ericsson Globe||Stockholm||600,000 m³ (21 million cu ft)|
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