Luxurious and big buildings are something that catches the eye of everyone who sees it by the sheer brilliance of construction or because of the amount of money spent for the construction of the building. For the very same reason, we are compiling a list of some of the biggest and the most expensive buildings out there right now. Hope you find this article interesting.
Here are the top 11 Most Expensive Buildings In The World in 2017-2018
11. Wynn Resort, Las Vegas
Cost : $3.28 Billion
Located in Las Vegas, the Wynn Resort is spread across an area of 600 acres with more than 2700 rooms. This incredibly huge building houses multiple casinos and hotels. It does not end there as it also provides shop space for some great and luxurious brands like Dior, Chanel, McQueen and Brioni. It also has to be noted that the Wynn Resort is a publicly traded corporation.
10. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Cost: $3.64 Billion
Yet another luxurious hotel to enter the list and this one is from Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Located on a beach 1.3 kms long, the Emirates Palace is a true architectural genius and was the second most expensive building at the time of completion of construction. To exemplify the luxury of the hotel, it is surrounded by gardens spread across an area of 85 hectares. Even though owned by the United Arab Emirates government, the Emirates Palace is managed by Kempinski.
9. One World Trade Center, New York
Cost: $3.92 Billion
David Childs who is also the architect genius behind the Burj Khalifa designed this amazing building as a replacement for the World Trade Center. The disaster of the twin towers is an everlasting memory for the whole world and this tower is indeed a symbol of hope and strength for the people of the United States of America. With a total of 104 floors, One World Trade Center is the 6th tallest building in the world. The amount may seem whopping considering this piece of architecture is a trade center. However, the image of the World Trade Centers have been embossed deep into the hearts of the people and the reason remains the same as to why the government spent such a huge amount of money for a building.
8. The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
Cost: $4.24 Billion
Located in the heart of Las Vegas in the United States of America, the Cosmopolitan is located with the Bellagio in its north. With 3000 rooms, it is one of the hotels in the world with a tremendous capacity to accommodate people. The luxurious casino in the hotel itself occupies a 10,000-metre square area. The Cosmopolitan also gives its space to multiple restaurants, fitness facilities, spa and a movie theater! The Cosmopolitan houses two towers of 603 ft each and are named the Boulevard Tower and the Chelsea Tower.
7. Apple Campus, California
Cost: $5 Billion
Apple Campus was Steve Jobs’ brainchild and is seemingly worth the $5 Billion US Dollars spent on it already. This functional building has not been completed yet and a true architectural extravaganza can be expected as the idea is to make the structure look like a UFO landing! Spread across a whopping area of 175 acres, it houses over 13,000 employees. The building that is still under construction is expected to get completed later this year, marking an end to the 11-year construction of this amazing structure.
6. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Cost: $6 Billion
By saying that during the launch of the building in 2010 it won the title “World’s Most Expensive Casino”, enough is explained! This gigantic Marvel includes 2,561 luxury hotel rooms, a convention center of 120, 000 square meters, multiple shopping centers, a museum, a couple theaters, super expensive Pavilions, a skate park( Yeah! Seriously!), many restaurants and also the World’s Biggest Casino with over 1,600 slot machines. If that sounds luxurious enough read this too, the Marina Bay Sands also has a Skypark which houses swimming pools and luxury spas.
5. Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
Cost: $6.59 Billion
Third most expensive building in the world at the point of completion, this marvel rests in the southern coast of Singapore. The Resorts World Sentosa houses two casinos, a water park, an enormous aquarium, universal studios and also an oceanarium. The structure of the resort seems like multiple buildings but they are all interconnected making it amazingly huge! This construction is definitely something that places yet another golden feather in Singapore’s hat!
4. Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant, Finland
Cost: $9 Billion
Located on a South West foreign island near Finland, this construction does not exactly boast of luxury or grandeur like the other marvels mentioned in the list. However, what should be kept in mind is that this gigantic Nuclear Power Plant is worth three times the biggest casino in Las Vegas! Now that we have a perspective of how huge this is, it has two of the largest nuclear reactors in the world and provides electricity for the population of Finland!
3. Tokamak Reactor, France
Cost: $14.25 Billion
Located in France, this is the biggest Nuclear Reactor in the World! The fact that 35 countries came together for the construction of this giant reactor goes on to prove how massive the project is. The Tokamak Reactor is based on magnetic fusion which has been designed to “prove the feasibility of a fusion as large scale and carbon free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our sun and stars.”
2. Abraj Al Bait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Cost: $15 Billion
Abraj Al Bait is located in Mecca and the clock tower in this construction rests with a height of 601m, making it the fourth tallest freestanding building in the World right now. The Abraj Al Bait itself consists of 7 gigantic skyscrapers, one of them being the clock tower. The clock tower also holds another record for having the World’s biggest clock face with a dimension of 43m by 43m. The construction also houses a 5-star hotel, a lunar observatory, and an Islamic Museum.
1. Palace of Versailles, France
Cost: $16 Billion
It took 36,000 people to create this ever growing gigantic Palace over an area of 37,000 acres! That is right, the number of acres is more than the number of workers! The project was started in the 17th century by Louis XIV, the then King of France. The area is covered with the incredible and massive Palace and also thousands of fountains, sculptures, and plants.This truly is a marvel that would make anyone in shock by the sheer area it covers and the amazing scale in which the Palace is constructed.
The structures mentioned in this article have been selected according to the total amount of money spent on the construction of these marvels. With the ever-growing number of skyscrapers in our world, this list will also become invalid in a few years time. Let us hope we get to see many more marvels being constructed all around the world.