List of longest buildings in the world

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This is a list of the longest[clarification needed] single-segment buildings (excluding those not intended for human occupancy) in the world, and broken down by continent (which are not included in the world section).

World[edit]

No. Building Type Year(s) built Length City Country Coordinates
1 Great Wall of China fortification 200BC–17th century 8,851,800 m China 40°40′37″N 117°13′55″E / 40.67693°N 117.23193°E / 40.67693; 117.23193
2 Kumbhalgarh fortification 15th century 36,000 m[1] India
3 Ranikot Fort fortification 17th century 26,000 m[2] Pakistan
4 Walls of Ston fortification 1461 5500 m Ston Croatia
5 LIGO-Livingston observatory 1994–1999 each arm 4000 m[3] Louisiana United States
6 Klystron gallery above the Stanford Linear Accelerator research facility 1962–1966 3073.72 m[4] Menlo Park, California United States 37°24′53″N 122°13′18″W / 37.41472°N 122.22167°W / 37.41472; -122.22167
7 Fenestrelle Fort fortification 1728-1850 3000+ Fenestrelle Italy 45°01′47″N 7°03′38″E / 45.02972°N 7.06056°E / 45.02972; 7.06056
8 Three Gorges Dam dam 1994-2008 2,335 m[5] China
9 Modlin Fortress barracks 1832–1862 2250 m Poland
10 Moscow Kremlin Wall fortification 1485–1495 2235 m Moscow Russia 55°45′06″N 37°37′04″E / 55.751667°N 37.617778°E / 55.751667; 37.617778
11 Dubai International Airport Cargo Gateway airport terminal 2008 1774 m[6] Dubai United Arab Emirates 25°15′00″N 55°21′32″E / 25.24991°N 55.35893°E / 25.24991; 55.35893
12 Apartment house on Sobornosti av. and Molodi st. apartment house 3029 m Lutsk Ukraine 50°45′40″N 25°22′07″E / 50.761219°N 25.368719°E / 50.761219; 25.368719
13 Kansai International Airport airport terminal 1991–1994 1700 m Osaka Japan
14 Red Dog Mine Conveyer Enclosure.[7] zinc mine conveyer enclosure 1991 1700 m Alaska United States
15 McNamara Terminal Concourse A
at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
airport terminal 2002 1600 m Detroit, Michigan United States
16 Apartment house on Kolsky av. and Beringa st. apartment house 1970-s 1488 m[8] Murmansk Russia 68°55′05″N 33°05′40″E / 68.918002°N 33.094526°E / 68.918002; 33.094526

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

No. Building Type Year(s) built Length City Country Coordinates
1. Great Wall of China fortification 200BC–17th century 8,851.8 km China
2. Ranikot Fort fortification 17th century 8.6 km Pakistan
3. Kansai International Airport airport terminal 1991–1994 1700 m Osaka Japan
4. Jongmyo 1394 ~150 m South Korea

Europe[edit]

No. Building Type Year(s) built Length City Country Coordinates
1. Walls of Ston fortification 1461 5500 m Ston Croatia
2. Venetian Walls of Candia fortification 1462–1560 4300 m Heraklion Greece 35°19′55″N 25°07′50″E / 35.331987°N 25.130427°E / 35.331987; 25.130427
3. Modlin Fortress barracks 1832–1862 2250 m Poland
4. Moscow Kremlin Wall fortification 1485–1495 2235 m Moscow Russia 55°45′06″N 37°37′04″E / 55.751667°N 37.617778°E / 55.751667; 37.617778
5. Apartment house on Sobornosti av. and Molodi st. apartment house 3029  m Lutsk Ukraine 50°45′40″N 25°22′07″E / 50.761219°N 25.368719°E / 50.761219; 25.368719
6. Fenestrelle Fort fortification 1728-1850 3000+ Fenestrelle Italy 45°01′47″N 7°03′38″E / 45.02972°N 7.06056°E / 45.02972; 7.06056
7. Apartment house on Kolsky av. and Beringa st. apartment house 1970-s 1488 m[8] Murmansk Russia 68°55′05″N 33°05′40″E / 68.918002°N 33.094526°E / 68.918002; 33.094526
8. Bymuren 1-175 residential building 1972–1974 1475 m Denmark
9. Terminal 4
at the Madrid-Barajas Airport
airport terminal 2006 1175 m Madrid Spain
10. Karl Marx-Hof residential building 1927–1930 1100 m Vienna Austria
11. "Le Lignon" residential building 1963–1971 1060 m Geneva Switzerland
12. "Lange Jammer"
Längstes Hochhaus der Welt
mit 60 Meter Höhe und 1000 Meter Länge
1968–2010 1000 m Märkisches Viertel Germany
13. "Corviale" is the longest with a unique body, and parallelepiped building shape residential building 1972–1982 1000 m Rome Italy 41°51′03″N 12°24′42″E / 41.850959°N 12.411654°E / 41.850959; 12.411654
14. Turbine hall
of the Greifswald Nuclear Power Plant
turbine hall 955 m Lubmin Germany 54°08′33″N 13°39′36″E / 54.142391°N 13.660035°E / 54.142391; 13.660035
15. Falowiec residential building 1970–1973 860 m Gdańsk Poland (satellite photo)
16. "Chinese wall" (Great Wall of China)
[clarification needed]
residential building 1971–1974 ~830 m Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine 48°25′03″N 35°03′40″E / 48.417367°N 35.061021°E / 48.417367; 35.061021
17. "Kilometergebäude"
at Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base
820 m Fürstenfeldbruck Germany 48°11′50″N 11°16′32″E / 48.197118°N 11.275449°E / 48.197118; 11.275449
18. Turbine hall
of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
turbine hall 803 m Chernobyl Ukraine 51°23′19″N 30°06′23″E / 51.388749°N 30.106326°E / 51.388749; 30.106326
19. Serpentin (longest of buildings forming the) at Les Courtillières. Whole structure is over 1.1 km long in 3 buildings. Architect: Émile Aillaud. residential building 1955–1956 ~700 m Pantin France 48°54′46″N 2°24′39″E / 48.912643°N 2.410716°E / 48.912643; 2.410716
20. Karlsborg Fortress fortification 1819–1870 678 m Sweden

Note. The Kraft durch Freude seaside resort Prora consists of eight separate buildings, each measuring ~486 m [1].

Thermal power stations in Russia and other parts of former Soviet Union often have also long buildings. According to Wikimapia the building of Ekibastus GRES-1 is 537 metres that of Luganskaya GRES north of Schastia, Ukraine 672 metres long.

North America[edit]

No. Building Type Year(s) built Length City Country Coordinates
1. LIGO-Livingston observatory 1994–1999 each arm 4000 m[3] Louisiana United States
2. Klystron gallery
above the Stanford Linear Accelerator
research facility 1962–1966 3073.72 m[9] Menlo Park, California United States

37°24′53″N 122°13′18″W / 37.41472°N 122.22167°W / 37.41472; -122.22167

3. McNamara Terminal Concourse A
at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
airport terminal 2002 1600 m Detroit, Michigan United States

Oceania[edit]

No. Building Type Year(s) built Length City Country Coordinates
1. Willsmere - Kew Asylum residential 1871 950 m Kew, Victoria Australia
2. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre exhibition centre 1996 450 m Melbourne, Victoria Australia
3. The Great Southern Stand
at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
stadium 1996 400 m Melbourne, Victoria Australia
4. Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre exhibition centre 1988 310 m Sydney, New South Wales Australia
5. Flinders Street Station railway station 1910 280 m Melbourne, Victoria Australia

South America[edit]

No. Building Type Year(s) built Length City Country Coordinates
1. Central Institute of Sciences (ICC) of the University of Brasília university 1961 700 m Brasília, Federal District (Brazil) Brazil

15°45′48″S 47°52′10″W / 15.763369°S 47.869451°W / -15.763369; -47.869451

2. Edificio Caliche, Conjunto Habitacional Gran Vía - Caliche Building, Gran Vía housing complex [10] residential 1970-1974 680 m Antofagasta Chile

23°40′34″S 70°24′14″W / 23.676206°S 70.403977°W / -23.676206; -70.403977

3. Minhocão de Guadalupe - Guadalupe's Big Earthworm residential 1950 460 m Guadalupe, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

22°58′47″S 43°13′49″W / 22.979658°S 43.230245°W / -22.979658; -43.230245

4. Edificio Huanchaca (Curvo), Conjunto Habitacional Gran Vía - Huanchaca Building, Gran Vía housing complex[10] residential 1967-1969 380 m Antofagasta Chile

23°40′31″S 70°24′15″W / 23.675306°S 70.404271°W / -23.675306; -70.404271

Middle East[edit]

No. Building Type Year(s) built Length City Country Coordinates
1. Terminal 3, Concourse 2 at the Dubai International Airport Airport terminal 2008 924m Dubai United Arab Emirates

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rajasthaninfo.org/kumbhalgarh.htm
  2. ^ Ondaatje, Christopher (May 1996). Sindh revisited: a journey in the footsteps of Captain Sir Richard Burton : 1842-1849, the India years. HarperCollins Publishers. p. 265. ISBN 978-0-00-255436-7. 
  3. ^ a b https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/
  4. ^ Imfeld, Hans. "How Long is the SLAC Gallery? SLAC-PUB-12761, August 2007". Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  5. ^ https://earth.esa.int/web/earth-watching/image-of-the-week/content/-/article/three-gorges-dam-china-landsat
  6. ^ Cargo Mega Terminal at Dubai Airports
  7. ^ Alaska Structures. "Conveyer Pipeline Enclosures." Alaska Structures. Retrieved 21 August 2014
  8. ^ a b Яндекс.Карты
  9. ^ http://inspirehep.net/record/759868/files/slac-pub-12761.pdf
  10. ^ a b Galeno, Claudio. "Ricardo Pulgar San Martín, el conjunto habitacional Gran Vía y el edificio Huanchaca". In: Muñoz, María Dolores (ed.), et al. Docomomo Chile: Trayectorias de la ciudad moderna. Concepción: Universidad de Concepción, 2012, p.145-149.