Sep 4, 2010
Kazakhstan’s capital Astana
"Khan Shatyr" huge tent designed by the London-based architectural firm Foster Partners, building time is spent in three and a half years, it is said to be the world’s largest tent, more accurately, should be the world’s largest tension structures.
A high-492 feet (about 150 meters) and weighs 2000 tons of tripod masts supporting large cable networks and triple layers of transparent plastic.
The area is 1.5 million square feet (approximately 140,000 square meters), inside a recreation center, where visitors can shop, dining, see films, having Coffee, playing games, even there’s complete sand made indoor beach.
"Khan Shatyr" big tent is free of charge, but inside shopping and entertainment facilities are charging, for example, artificial beach ticket is about 60 U.S. dollars.
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