Travelling around a world is everyone’s dream but what’s the need of such travel if you haven’t visited the most expensive buildings in the world. These expensive places are the center point of the country, which makes them to stands unique from the market. They contain all the features for which they are famous for.
So, here are the most expensive buildings in the world, which you should definitely visit it in your entire life.
1. Masjid al-Haram, Mecca:
Masjid-al-Haram, Mecca is a sacred and great mosque which can accommodate up to four million people during the Hajj. This cuboids building is the holiest place in Islam and non-Muslim is not allowed to visit this place. Masjid-al-Haram, Mecca is estimated to have cost a colossal $100 billion (£72.1bn) in total. It covers 99 acres of total land and this mosque is also the home of the Black Stone.
2. Abraj Al Bait, Mecca:
Abraj Al Bait is the tower over Mecca which was built in 2012 at a cost of $16 billion (£11.5bn). It holds the record of world’s tallest clock tower and the world’s tallest hotel. Abraj Al Bait, Mecca is spread out over 34 acres and features the world’s largest clock face with a diameter of 43 meters. This place is the house of pilgrims performing the Hajj.
3. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore:
Marina Bay Sands is a beautiful resort which is fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. This resort was built in 2010 with total cost of $6.2 billion (£4.5bn). Marina Bay Sands resort has an eye-catching world’s most beautiful infinity pool. Also, in addition to that, in 2010, it was billed as the world’s most expensive standalone casino property at S$8 billion, including the land cost.
4. Apple Park, Cupertino:
Apple park is corporate headquarter of Apple Inc. It is in a circular design and due to this shape, people have given it a nickname of “The Spaceship”. Located on suburban side, Apple Park has a total landmark of 175 acres. The campus costs an estimated $5 billion (£3.6bn) in total. It also provides a house for the employees working in that company.
5. The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas:
Built in 2009, the cosmopolitan is the beautiful place of Las Vegas which contains all accommodates in it. It has around 3,027- room and the total cost of this place is $3.9 billion (£2.8bn). In 2013, the hotel was rated “The Best Hotel in the World” by Gogobot. It’s because it contains all thing in it, whether its casino or from seat theatre to a gargantuan spa and fitness center.
6. One World Trade Centre, New York:
One World Trade Centre is the principal building in the rebuilt of World Trade Complex in New York. It is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, New York and the sixth-tallest in the world. One World Trade Centre has a height of 541 meters tall. This skyscraper was completed in 2012 at a cost of $3.8 billion (£2.7bn).
7. Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest:
Earlier it was called as “House of the Republic”, but its name got changed after the Romanian Revolution into “People’s House”. This is the largest and heaviest administrative building on the planet used for civilian purposes. Thousands of workers died to make way for Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu’s monstrous Palace of the Parliament. This tens acres construction of building costs a total of $3.9 billion (£2.8bn).
8. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi:
Emirates Palace is one of the most iconic landmarks of Abu Dhabi which is located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Surrounded by lush landscaped gardens. The palace boasts 302 superior rooms and 92 magnificent suites. It is more than a hotel. Cost of Emirates Palace is $3 billion (£2.2bn).
9. Wynn Resort, Las Vegas:
Wynn, is a luxury resort and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The resort covers 215 acres that are 614-foot (187 m)-high hotel with 45 floors, containing 2,716 rooms. Launched in 2005, Wynn Resort costs, around $3.4 billion (£2.4bn) in today’s money.
10. Istana Nurul Iman Palace, Brunei:
Istana Nurul Iman Palace is the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, and Brunei government too. It is the largest palace in the world that is still in use as a royal residence. Istana Nurul Iman Palace contains a total of 1,788 rooms, including a banqueting hall that costs around $3.3 billion (£2.4bn).
11. Venetian Macao, Macao:
The largest casino in the world and this luxury hotel and casino resort is owned by the American Las Vegas Sands company. It is also the largest single structure hotel building in Asia. The $2.4 billion (£1.7bn) Venetian Macao is situated opposite to the City of Dreams.
12. City of Dreams, Macao:
The City of Dreams is a resort and casino in Macao, China. It is built, owned and managed by Melco Crown Entertainment. It is the second largest resort and casino complex in Macao. The main attraction of this place is a gigantic aquarium and bubble fountain. It costs around $2.4 billion (£1.7bn) to build the city of dreams.
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13. The Shard, London:
The Shard London formerly known as the London Bridge Tower, is a 95-storey skyscraper which is designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, in Southwark, London. It is 1,016 feet (310m) tall. The cost of the entire development, which included revamping areas around London Bridge Station, is totaled around $2.4 billion (£1.7bn).
14. Yankee Stadium, New York:
Yankee Stadium is a stadium located in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx in New York City. The total costs to build this stadium was $2.3 billion in which $1.2 billion was from public subsidies,
15. Shanghai Tower, Shanghai:
This Tower is 632-meters (2,073 ft), tall tower, with 128-story mega tall skyscraper in Shanghai. Shanghai Tower has the world’s fastest lifts to the highest observation deck on the planet. It opened in 2014, having cost $2.4 billion (£1.7bn).
Princess Tower, Dubai: $2.4 billion (£1.7bn)
Bellagio, Las Vegas: $2.4 billion (£1.7bn)
200 West Street, New York: $2.4 billion (£1.7bn)
Antilia, Mumbai: $2.3 billion (£1.7bn)
Tapei 101, Tapei: $2.3 million (£1.7bn)
Parliament House, Canberra: $2.3 billion (£1.7bn)
Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City: $2.3 billion (£1.7bn)
So, these are the most expensive buildings around the world. They are not only the buildings, they are the luxurious residence that contains all the facilities. Whether it’s spa or swimming or casino too. They contain all facility, its like heaven to us. So, do add these places in your travel diaries and do visit it once in the world and make your dream come true.
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