The Palace of Parliament building has a surface of 365.000 sqm and holds the 1st position in the Guinness World Records for the largest administrative building (for civil use), and the 3rd place worldwide from the volume point of view of; it is the heaviest and most expensive building in the world.
The Palace of Parliament building was built with construction materials produced in Romania: 1,000,000 cubic metres of marble, 550,000 tons of cement, 700,000 tons of steel, 2,000,000 tons of sand, 900,000 cubic metres rich wood, 3,500 tons of crystal, 200,000 cubic metres of glass, 2,800 chandeliers, 220,000 sqm carpets.
The entire construction of the Palace of Parliament is the result of over 100,000 workers’ effort, more than 20,000 persons working 24 hour three shifts per day, during the peak periods. Moreover, between years 1984 and 1990, 12,000 soldiers took part in the construction works.
Starting with 1993, the Art Collection of the Chamber of Deputies increased from 76 to over 4000 works of plastic and decorative art.