747 Factory - What it's Like to Work in the Biggest Building in the World - But Is It Still?
The Everett factory is so big that there's a fleet of some 1,300 bicycles on hand to help cut travel time
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December 2018 - By Stephen Dowling for BBC
To build a fleet of giant airliners requires a building just as big. Boeing's Everett Factory, built to construct the famous 747, is the biggest enclosed structure in the world.
When you're building some of the world's biggest airliners, you need an equally outsized building.
When Boeing decided to build the 747 – a plane so big it would become known around the world as the jumbo jet – they had to build a factory large enough to build several of them at the same time.
If you've ever seen a 747 from close quarters you'll know just how giant Boeing's jumbo is. So it's no surprise the factory which ended up building has to be very big indeed.
The Boeing Everett Factory in March 2008Source: wikipedia
How big? Try the biggest enclosed building in the world.
Sylvain Faust Note: This article seems wrong in assuming this is "still" the largest building in the world, It might have been. Everett's main building covers 97.8 acres (39 hectares), more than 30 times as big as London's Trafalgar Square or 4.1 millions sq ft. The new Dubai Airport Terminal 3 uses 5.6 million sq ft of land https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai_International_...
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