The buildings today are touching the skies. Architectures have created number of wonderful buildings and towers. The designers too have designed the buildings that look so attractive and eye-catching. Today, the buildings are not just about a rectangular tower standing in front of us. The shapes, colors, designs, architecture everything has evolved just like humans.
The interiors and exteriors of the buildings both have evolved a lot. And with the increase in new designs and architecture, the cost for construction of the buildings has also increased. There are some of the most expensive buildings in the world.
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- Here is a list of top 10 most expensive buildings in the world in 2018
- 10. The Palazzo, Las Vegas
- 9. City of Dreams, Macau, China
- 8. Venetian Macau, China
- 7. Wynn Resort, Las Vegas, United States of America
- 6. One World Trade Centre, New York
- 5. The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
- 4. The Resort World Sentosa, Singapore
- 3. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- 2. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
- 1. Abraj Al Bait, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Here is a list of top 10 most expensive buildings in the world in 2018
10. The Palazzo, Las Vegas
The Palazzo is a casino and hotel situated in Las Vegas Strip. It is the largest hotel in the world and was also awarded for being the same. The construction cost of its building is 1.8 Billion US Dollars. The hotel was opened in 2007 and consists of 3068 rooms. This hotel offers an Italian ambience. It is now owned and operated by Las Vegas Sands Corporation.
9. City of Dreams, Macau, China
City of Dreams is a resort and casino in Macau, China. It is the second largest property in Macau. The construction cost of this building is 2.40 Billion US Dollars. It was opened in 2009 and consists of 1400 rooms. It is a three floor podium style resort with four towers; one tower of Hard Rock Hotel, one of Crown Tower Hotel and two towers of Grand Hyatt Macau. This resort is built and owned by Melco Crown Entertainment.
8. Venetian Macau, China
The Venetian Macau is a hotel and a casino resort situated in Macau, China. It is the seventh largest building in the world. The construction cost of its building is 2.40 Billion US Dollars. It is a 39-story casino hotel opened in 2007. The hotel consists of 3000 rooms and the casino consists of four themed areas namely; Golden Fish, Red Dragon, Imperial House and Phoenix. This luxurious hotel is owned by American Las Vegas Sands Company.
7. Wynn Resort, Las Vegas, United States of America
Wynn Resort is a resort and casino situated in northeast corner of Las Vegas, USA. It is in the list of top hotels in the world. The cost of its building is 2.70 Billion US Dollars. It consists of 45 floors with 2716 floors. The name of the resort was kept after its casino developer Steve Wynn. It is now a property of Wynn Resorts.
6. One World Trade Centre, New York
One World Trade Centre is situated in New York City, USA. It is known to be the tallest building in the United States and sixth tallest building in the world. The construction cost of this building is 3.80 Billion US Dollars. The original Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre, built in 1973, were destroyed in the 9/11 attack in 2001. So One World Trade Centre replaced them in 2004. The building consists of 104 floors and 5 below ground floors. It is now owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
5. The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan is a resort casino and hotel situated on west side of Las Vegas Boulevard. The construction cost its building is 3.9 Billion US Dollars. It was opened in 2010 and consists of 3027 rooms. The hotel also consists of restaurants, spa and fitness facilities, and meeting and theatre rooms. It is now owned by The Blackstone Group.
4. The Resort World Sentosa, Singapore
The Resort World Sentosa is an integrated resort situated on the island of Sentosa in Singapore. The construction cost of its building is 5.38 Billion US Dollars. The resort consists of seven hotels with more than 1800 rooms. The four hotels are located in the central zone. These are namely; Crockfords Tower, Festive Hotel, Hotel Michael and The Hard Rock Hotel. The Equarius Hotel is situated in the west zone. The resort is now owned and managed by The Genting Group.
3. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Emirates Palace is a luxurious hotel situated in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the third most expensive building with the construction cost of 6 Billion US Dollars. It was opened in 2005 and consists of 394 rooms. It also includes facilities lie spa, beach, ballroom, meeting room and helicopter landing pads.
2. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort situated on the Marin Bay in Singapore. The construction cost of its building is 8 Billion US Dollars which makes it one of the expensive buildings in the world. It was opened in 2011. It consists of three 55-story hotel towers with more than 2500 rooms. It also consists of a museum and two large theatres in it. The top of the building has swimming pools, gardens and jogging paths. The hotel is now owned by Las Vegas Sands.
1. Abraj Al Bait, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Abraj Al Bait a government owned complex situated in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the tallest building in Saudi Arabia with a height of 1906 feet. It is used for multiple purposes; Hotel and Residential. The construction cost of this building is 15 Billion US Dollars. It was opened in 2011 and consists of 120 floors. The building is a clock tower with a four faced clock on the top. Each face is illuminated with 2 million LED lights and is visible from 16 miles away. The Kingdom’s largest construction company, Saudi Binladin Group, is the developer and contractor of this building.
These are the world’s most expensive buildings in terms of their construction cost. They are either some big and expensive hotels, resorts or the casinos. The richest people from the high class group of the society can be found here. These building show the evolution of architecture and designing. The money spent on them can be clearly seen in the interiors and exteriors of these buildings. They show the excellent work of the men on the earth.