Parliament House building is situated in the center of Bucharest (in 5), the place which today is called Arsenal Hill, classified by Izvor Street to the west and northwest, UN Avenue north of Liberty Avenue to the east and Route 13 September in the south.
The building, with a developed area of 330,000 hectares, is entered in the Guinness Book of Records "in the" buildings ", number 2 in the world after the Pentagon building, and in terms of volume, with the 2,550,000 m³ of its 3rd in the world after the missile assembly building space from Cape Canaveral in Florida after the pyramid of Quetzalcoatl in Mexico.
Construction exceeds 2% volume of Cheops pyramid in Egypt.
People's House was built in Bucharest project, started in 1978 as a replica of the city state Pyongyang in North Korea. After the earthquake in 1977, Nicolae Ceauşescu ordered the "reconstruction" of Bucharest with a new city, a state within a state, so that from the years 1978-79, held the national competition for the reconstruction of Bucharest. After a contest that lasted almost 4 years, architect Anca Petrescu won the post of chief architect of the most controversial building project to date in Romania.
The site itself began in the 1980s with the demolition of over 7 km ² of the old city center and the relocation of over 40,000 people in the area. Among the missing are counted monastery buildings Vacaresti Brancovenesc Hospital, National Archives and stadium Republic.
In 1989 the building costs were estimated at 1.75 billion U.S. dollars U.S., and in 2006 to 3 billion. The building has a length of 270 meters, 245 meters width, height of 86 meters (over quota 0), depth of 92 feet (below ground level) and a ground built area of 66,000 square meters.
To achieve such impressive buildings were used:
1,000,000 m³ of marble
5,500 tons of cement
7,000 tonnes of steel
20,000 tonnes of sand
1000 tons of basalt
900,000 m³ of timber
3500 tonnes of crystal
200,000 m³ of glass
220,000 sq meters of carpet
3500 meters of skin.
The building was attended about 200 architects and 20,000 workers who worked in three shifts, 24 hours a day.