10 Most Expensive Buildings of The World
Do you know about 10 most expensive buildings of the world?
We can see many landmark buildings across the world with highly decorative exteriors and interiors. When we talk about most expensive buildings in the world the list never ends only with the skyscrapers as this is the age of high rising buildings because of new technologies.
We have prepared a list of 10 most expensive buildings of the World for you. This list also includes luxury hotels, residential buildings, commercial buildings etc. Go ahead and check out the following list of world’s 10 most expensive buildings.
list of world’s 10 most expensive buildings
1. Abraj Al Bait, Mecca, Saudi Arabia (US$ 15 billion) :- Abraj Al Bait is the tallest hotel in the world, with height of 601 meters and a floor area of 1,500,000 square meters and a 100,000-person capacity. It is also known as the Makkah Royal Clock Tower. Lebanon based architectural group Dar Al-Handasah designed this complex that features the world’s tallest and largest clock, standing at a height of 530 meters and measuring 43 meters in diameter. It is said to be visible from over 30 km away.
The upper portion of the clock tower was designed by German architecture firm SL Rasch, and also features a 23-metre-high crescent constructed of fiberglass-backed mosaic gold. No wonder Abraj Al Bait is topping our list of 10 Most Expensive Buildings of the world.
2. Marina Bay Sands, Marina Bay, Singapore (US$ 5.50 billion) :- Marina Bay Sans is the most expensive resort ever built as its construction cost was US$5.50 billion. The resort is situated in an area of 38 acres and, consists of three connected 55 story towers, with the building billed as the world’s most expensive standalone casino.
Construction was completed in 2010, one year later than planned due to escalating material costs and a shortage of workers, and was overseen by Ssangyong Engineering and Construction contractors. Moshe Safdie designed Marina Bay Sands. The architecture and design of the resort were all approved by feng shui consultants. Marina Bay Sands ranks at number two position on the list of 10 Most Expensive Buildings of the world.
3. Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore (US$ 4.93 billion) :- It was built by Malaysian conglomerate Genting Group. Resorts World Sentosa building consists of hotels, casino, and a number of entertainment attractions such as the Universal Studios theme park. The resort’s integrated oceanarium occupies an area of 20 acres which is the largest oceanarium in the world, with over 100,000 animals of more than 800 species.
Although initial construction was completed in 2009, the Resorts World Sentosa has continued to expand, including the addition of The Marine Life Park in November 2012. When you will see Resort World Sentosa in person then you will understand why it deserves to be part of the list of 10 Most Expensive Buildings of the world.
4. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE (US$ 3.90 billion) :- British architect John Elliot designed seven star Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi that serves as the official guest palace of Abu Dhabi Government and spans a total of 850,000 square meters. It was opened in the year of 2005.
The palace was constructed as a way of showcasing Arabian culture and luxurious hospitality to the world. It reportedly includes 110,000 m3 of 13 different types of marble from China, India, Italy, and Spain, and 1002 Swarovski crystal chandeliers. If you like to be treated like royals Emirates Palace is the right place for you. It proudly peaks at number four on our list of 10 Most Expensive Buildings of the world.
5. Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA (US$ 3.90 billion) :- The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury casino and hotel resort on the Las Vegas Strip that consists of two high rise towers, both at 184 meters tall.
Germany-based banking company Duetsche Bank built it but later it was sold to NY based Blackstone Group Corporation for US$1.73bn, less than half its original construction price of US$3.90 billion. Despite its prime location and gaming credentials, the resort is still considered something of a financial failure after originally going bankrupt in 2008. It ranks at fifth position on World’s 10 Most Expensive Buildings list.
6. One World Trade Center, New York, USA (US$ 3.80 billion) :- The One World Trade Center situated in New York City is also known as the ‘Freedom Tower’. The building was completed in the year of 2013 to replace and commemorate the twin tower of the original World Trade Center (WTP), which fell during the 9/11 attack.
The Freedom Tower is not only serving as a stark reminder of the original Twin Towers, but also serves as an industrial hub. One World Trade Center is connected to eleven NYC subways and housing 71 floors of office space. Architect David Childs designed the steel and concrete frame. It also features a 9/11 commemorative museum and 55,000 square foot of retail space. On our World’s 10 Most Expensive Buildings list, One World Trade Center peaks at number six.
7. Wynn Resort, Las Vegas, US (US$ 2.70 billion) :- Wynn Resort is the sixth largest hotel in the world, covering an area of 615 acres. It was named after casino developer Steve Wynn. Wynn resort has won several prestigious accolades, including AAA five diamond, Mobil five-star, Forbes five-star, and Michelin five-star rating.
It also features several resort ‘firsts’, such as being the first Las Vegas casino to feature a car dealership and being the first to combine both a room key and casino frequent-player card into a single card. The development, which was first announced in August 2001 and completed construction in 2005, is also set to expand in 2020 with the addition of Wynn Paradise Park at the estimated cost of US$1.5bn, including an additional hotel property and a lagoon spanning 35 acres. Wynn Resort managed to secure it’s position at number seven on World’s 10 Most Expensive Buildings list.
8. Venetian Macau, Macau, China (US$2.40 billion) :- The Venetian Macau is the largest casino in the world, and also the 8th largest building in the world by floor area. The resort was officially opened on 28 August 2007. It features 550,000 square feet of casino space with 3,400 slot machines, 800 gambling tables, and a 15,000 seats Cotai Arena for hosting entertainment and sporting events.
The resort was designed by renowned architectural firms Aedas and HKS, Inc. It is famous for luxury and exuberance, including its Presidente Paiza 12-bay, four-bedroom suite. Venetian Macau successfully managed to rank at number eight on the list of 10 Most Expensive Buildings of the world.
9. City of Dreams, Macau, China (US$ 2.40 billion) :- City of Dreams, built, owned and managed by Melco Crown Entertainment, formerly known as Melco PBL Entertainment, is a resort and casino along the Cotai Strip in the Cotai reclamation area in Macau, China. City of Dreams is styled as a podium with four towers: Crown Towers Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, and the Grand Hyatt Macau (which spans two towers).
The three floored podium features over 200 shopping facilities and 420,000 square foot of casino space. As part of The City of Dreams development a fifth tower is currently being constructed, headed by architect Zaha Hadid, which is due for completion in 2017. The construction will span forty floors and will include approximately 780 guest rooms, suites, and sky villas. City Of Dreams peaks at number nine on World’s 10 Most Expensive Buildings list.
10. Antilia, Mumbai, India (US$ 2 billion) :- Antilia is a private home in South Mumbai owned by Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries. It is the world’s most expensive residential property as Buckingham Palace is designated as a crown property.
It has 27 floors with extra-high ceilings and 37,000 m2 (400,000 sq ft) of living space. Antilia is named after a mythical island of the same name in the Atlantic Ocean. A staff of 600 is kept to maintain the residence 24/7.
Though our list of world’s 10 most expensive buildings ends here but still there are many more expensive buildings in the world such as Bellagio in Las Vegas, Princess Tower in Dubai, Banmk of China Tower in Hong Kong, Taipei 101 in Taipei, The Palazzo in Las Vegas, and Burj Khalifa in Dubai etc.