According to a CNN report, the Surat Diamond Bourse in the Indian state of Gujarat has claimed the title of the world's largest office building, surpassing the Pentagon.
Situated in Surat, known as the gem capital of the world and a major hub for diamond cutting, this newly constructed building will be a "one-stop destination" for over 65,000 diamond professionals, including cutters, polishers and traders, the outlet said.
It is spread across 35 acres of land with a 15-storey complex consisting of nine interconnected rectangular structures.
Designed by the Indian architecture firm Morphogenesis, the building offers over 7.1 million square feet of floor space.
The official inauguration of the Surat Diamond Bourse is scheduled for November this year, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi presiding over the ceremony.
The construction of the building spanned four years, and its completion marks a significant milestone for the diamond industry, bringing a major trading hub to Surat and reducing the need for professionals to travel to Mumbai.
The establishment of the Surat Diamond Bourse is a not-for-profit initiative promoted by SDB Diamond Bourse, with the aim of developing and promoting the diamond trade in Surat, Gujarat.
The project is expected to save thousands of diamond professionals from the daily commute to Mumbai, enhancing convenience and potentially boosting the economic growth of the region.