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World’s Biggest Doors

Doors are quite simply, a gateway for people or things to come and go but imagine how big those doors would have to be to fit a space shuttle through? Here we’ll take a look at some of the largest doors in the world.

Fort Knox Vault Doors

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression that something is ‘harder to get into than Fort Knox’, well that should give you some indication of the magnitude of these doors! Their purpose is to guard America’s Gold bullion stores and the doors are a massive 250 tonnes. No single person knows the entire sequence to open the doors.

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Antwerp House, Belgium

This is just a normal home but what makes it stand out are the 20 foot glass doors. Taller than a tree, they weigh 4.4 tonnes and lead the way into a private garden. Thanks to a pivoting system built in, they are light and easy to open. I just wouldn’t want to clean them! If this has inspired you fit some new doors, albeit a bit smaller, then for Bifold Doors Bridgwater, go to

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NASA Assembly Building, Florida

NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building was completed in 1966 and has to be gigantic as it is used for assembling space shuttles and has done for over thirty years. Located at the Kennedy Space Centre, it is the biggest single storey building on Earth with a volume of 3,664,883 cubic metres. The doors are 465 feet high, to accommodate the space shuttle. This is the same as the world’s tallest roller coaster and three times the height of Niagara Falls!

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