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Top 10 Most Expensive Buildings in the World

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There are many buildings in the world and every year new buildings made with huge budget and efforts, some of them are huge, beautiful, expensive. The list is never end only with skyscraper, it also include luxury hotels, commercial buildings etc.

So Here is the list of Top 10 Most Expensive Buildings in the World that everyone should read.

Shanghai Tower

10. Shanghai Tower

Cost: US$ 2.4 Billion

Completion date: 2014

The Shanghai Tower is a 632-metre (2,073 ft), 128-story megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. It shares the record (along with the Ping An Finance Center) of having the world's highest observation deck within a building or structure at 562 m, and the world's fastest elevators at a top speed of 20.5 metres per second (74 km/h; 46 mph). It is the world's second-tallest building by height to architectural top.Construction work on the tower began in November 2008 and topped out on 3 August 2013. The Shanghai Tower was designed by the American architectural firm Gensler, with Shanghainese architect Jun Xia leading the design team.

City of Dreams Manila

9. City of Dreams Manila

Cost: US$ 2.4 Billion

Completion date: 2014

City of Dreams is a resort and casino in Cotai, Macau, China. It is built, owned and managed by Melco Crown Entertainment, formerly known as Melco PBL Entertainment. City of Dreams is Melco's second mega-sized property in Macau. It is located directly opposite The Venetian Macao, the first property in Cotai, opened by Las Vegas Sands Corp. City of Dreams, also known as CoD or CoD Macau, is in the style of a podium, with four towers: namely the Hard Rock Hotel, Crown Towers Hotel, and the Grand Hyatt Macau (2 towers). Its three-floor podium includes a mega-casino, over 200 shopping facilities and hotel guest facilities.

Venetian Macao

8. Venetian Macao

Cost: US$ 2.4 Billion

Completion date: 2007

The Venetian Macao is a luxury hotel and casino resort in Macau owned by the American Las Vegas Sands company. The 10,500,000-square-foot (980,000 m2) Venetian Macao is modeled on its sister casino resort The Venetian Las Vegas. The Venetian Macao is the largest casino in the world, the largest single structure hotel building in Asia, and also the seventh-largest building in the world by floor area. The main hotel tower was finished in July 2007 and the resort officially opened on 28 August 2007. The resort has 3,000 suites, 1,200,000 sq ft of convention space, 1,600,000 sq ft of retail, 550,000 square feet of casino space – with 3,400 slot machines and 800 gambling tables and the 15,000-seat Cotai Arena for entertainment and sports events.

Wynn Resorts

7. Wynn Resorts

Cost: US$ 2.7 Billion

Completion date: 2002

Wynn Las Vegas, often simply referred to as Wynn, is a luxury resort and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The resort is named after casino developer Steve Wynn and is the flagship property of Wynn Resorts. The resort covers 215 acres. It is located at the northeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sands Avenue. The 614-foot (187 m)-high hotel has 45 floors, with the 2,716 rooms ranging in size from 640 sq ft (59 m2) to villas at 8,900 sq ft (830 m2). The complex also includes a 189,000 sq ft (17,600 m2) casino, a convention center with 290,000 sq ft (27,000 m2) of space and 76,000 sq ft (7,100 m2) of retail space. Together with the adjacent Encore, the entire Wynn resort complex has a total of 4,750 rooms, making it the world's seventh-largest hotel.

Emirates Palace

6. Emirates Palace

Cost: US$ 3.0 Billion

Completion date: 2005

The Emirates Palace is a luxury five star hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates operated by Kempinski and opened in November 2005. The hotel project was started on December 2001 The building was designed by British architect [John Elliott (WATG architects)]in collaboration with Reza Rahmanian (HDC Architects). The design of the hotel is a playful mix of cherished Islamic architectural elements such as balance, geometry, proportions, rhythm and hierarchical emphasis to create a unified whole. Emirates Palace is the third most expensive hotel ever built.

One World Trade Center

5. One World Trade Center

Cost: US$ 3.8 Billion

Completion date: 2013

One World Trade Center (also known as One WTC or Freedom Tower) is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. One WTC is the tallest building in the United States, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the sixth-tallest in the world. The supertall structure has the same name as the North Tower of the original World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The new skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the 16-acre (6.5 ha) World Trade Center site, on the site of the original 6 World Trade Center. The building is bounded by West Street to west, Vesey Street to north, Fulton Street to south, and Washington Street.

The Cosmopolitan

4. The Cosmopolitan

Cost: US$ 3.9 Billion

Completion date: 2010

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas(commonly referred to simply as The Cosmopolitan or The Cosmo) is a luxury resort casino and hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The resort opened on December 15, 2010, and is located just south of the Bellagio on the west side of Las Vegas Boulevard. It consists of two highrise towers, the Boulevard Tower and the Chelsea Tower, both of which are 184 meters (603 ft) tall. The $3.9 billion project features 3,027 rooms, a 110,000 sq ft (10,000 m2) casino,300,000 sq ft (28,000 m2) of retail and restaurant space, a 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2) spa and fitness facility, a 3,200-seat theater, and 150,000 sq ft (14,000 m2) of meeting and convention space.

Resorts World Sentosa

3. Resorts World Sentosa

Cost: US$ 6.59 Billion

Completion date: 2010

Resorts World Sentosa is an integrated resort on the island of Sentosa, off the southern coast of Singapore. The key attractions include one of Singapore's two casinos, a Universal Studios theme park, Adventure Cove Water Park, and S.E.A. Aquarium, which includes the world's second largest oceanarium (after Chimelong Ocean Kingdom). This resort was developed by Genting Singapore. It was the third most expensive building ever constructed. The resort occupies over 49 hectares (120 acres) of land and, when fully open, will employ more than 10,000 people directly. Resorts World Sentosa is a sister resort to Resorts World Genting, Pahang, Malaysia and Resorts World Manila, Philippines.

Marina Bay Sands

2. Marina Bay Sands

Cost: US$ 8.0 Billion

Completion date: 2009

Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore, owned by the Las Vegas Sands corporation. At its opening in 2010, it was billed as the world's most expensive standalone casino property at US$8 billion, including the land cost. The resort, designed by Moshe Safdie, includes a 2,561-room hotel, a 120,000-square-metre (1,300,000 sq ft) convention-exhibition centre, the 74,000-square-metre (800,000 sq ft) The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall, a museum, two large theatres, "celebrity chef" restaurants, two floating Crystal Pavilions, art-science exhibits, and the world's largest atrium casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. The complex is topped by a 340-metre-long (1,120 ft) SkyPark with a capacity of 3,900 people and a 150 m (490 ft) infinity swimming pool, set on top of the world's largest public cantilevered platform, which overhangs the north tower by 67 m (220 ft).

Abraj Al Bait

1. Abraj Al Bait

Cost: US$ 15.0 Billion

Completion date: 2011

The Abraj Al-Bait "Towers of the House (of God) is a government-owned megatall complex of seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. These towers are a part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project that strives to modernize the city in catering to its pilgrims. The central hotel tower, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower, A Fairmont Hotel, has the world's largest clock face and is the third-tallest building and fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world. The building complex is metres away from the world's largest mosque and Islam's most sacred site, the Great Mosque of Mecca. The developer and contractor of the complex is the Saudi Binladin Group, the Kingdom's largest construction company. It is the world's most expensive building with the total cost of construction equaling US$15 billion.

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