The Five Most Expensive Buildings in the World

From opulent hotels to heaven reaching skyscrapers, there are modern wonders of the world a wander-lusting traveler can set their eyes on. These buildings are often expensive yet beautiful statements of a country’s wealth, but sometimes mean to more to a nation that aesthetic brilliance.

While such projects are inspiring to a city or particular part of the world, they do not come cheap. The cost of planning, materials, construction, and manpower regularly reach into the billions. And then there are other costs, such as those illustrated in CommercialCafe’s property taxes report.

Not all buildings are created equally. With that in mind, we take a look at the five most expensive buildings on planet earth.

5. The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas, United States – $3.90 Billion

If you take a wander down the Las Vegas strip, you are bound to run into The Cosmopolitan. This 52 story, luxury resort cost US$3.90 billion to construct and was created by Deutsche Bank of Germany. Blackstone Group Corporation bought The Cosmopolitan from Deutsche Bank in 2014 for US$1.73 billion, and these days it features an incredible 3000 rooms, a 110,000 sq. ft. casino, retail space, a convention center, and much more.

4. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – $3.90 Billion

You might have expected Abu Dhabi to feature somewhere in this list and for good reason.  Emirates Palace is still the second most expensive hotel ever built. You will find the palace in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, and the property is owned by the Abu Dhabi government, where it is the official hotel of the emirate’s leaders. British architect John Elliott was responsible for designing the hotel, which was eventually built in 2005.The Emirates hotel is a whopping 850000 square meters, with various features.

3. Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore – $4.93 Billion

Singapore makes its first appearance on this list with its jaw dropping Resorts World Sentosa.  Built by the Malaysian company Genting Group, The Resorts World Sentosa is the site of numerous hotels, casinos, and even the Universal Studios theme park of Singapore. There is a marine life park here which hosts the largest aquarium in the world, covering a massive 8 hectares. There are more than 100,000 marine animals present in this stunning attraction.

2. Marina Bay Sands, Marina Bay, Singapore – $5.5 Billion

Singapore, as you have probably guessed by now, has some pretty awesome buildings. Marina Bay Sands is the most costly integrated resort ever constructed and is one of the main attractions of Singapore. Covering a crazy 15.5 hectares, the building holds a hotel, restaurants, and a wide range of other all-purpose buildings. Sands Sky park is one of the main attractions of the resort and provides tourists with a heavenly view of Singapore.

1. Abraj Al Bait, Mecca, Saudi Arabia – $15 Billion

Yes, you read that right. The most expensive building ever built cost a staggering $15 Billion. With an incredible 120 stories, Abraj Al Bait is the costliest skyscraper ever built. Located in the Islamic holy city of Mecca, Abraj Al Bait is within walking distance of Masjid al-Haram mosque. The hotel regularly houses pilgrims who flock to Mecca every year, and is beyond any other building on the planet in terms of a spectacle.


Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Away
20 Things You Didn’t Know about Away
Steph Korey
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Away CEO Steph Korey
JD Byrider
How JD Byrider Became a Leading Auto Giant
George Carlin
20 George Carlin Quotes That Apply to Business
Pharmaceuticals
Is Denali Therapeutics a Solid Long Term Investment?
New York
How to File For Unemployment in New York
Ollie's Stock
Is Ollie’s Stock a Solid Long Term Investment?
State of Oregon
How to Apply for Unemployment in Oregon
Costa Di Mare
The 20 Most Romantic Restaurants in the United States
Ocean Drive
The 20 Best Things to do in Newport, RI For First Timers
Lake Merritt
The 20 Best Things to Do in Oakland, CA for First Timers
The 20 Best Hotels in Tucson, AZ
2020 Audi Q7 55 side
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the 2020 Audi Q7 55
Gumpert Nathalie EV
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Gumpert Nathalie EV
Volvo's Polestar
Volvo’s Polestar May Be the Four-Door Electric Car of the Future
2021 Genesis GV80
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the 2021 Genesis GV80
Orrery Tourbillon REF. 2GGBP.U01A
The 10 Best Graham Watches Money Can Buy
Junghans Meister Pilot Chronscope Watch Black Dial Numerals 0273590.00
The 10 Best Junghans Watches Money Can Buy
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Moller Watches
The Iconic No. 1 by TID
The 20 Best Minimalist Watches for Men
Steven Crowder
How Steven Crowder Achieved a Net Worth of $3 Million
Don Lemon
How Don Lemon Achieved A Net Worth Of $10 Million
Sting
How Sting Achieved a Net Worth of $400 Million
Brooke Baldwin
How Brooke Baldwin Achieved a Net Worth of $1.5 Million