The Top 9 Most Expensive Structures Ever Built

We humans can be very competitive folk and competition can trigger in just about any form or activity. Trying to build the most expensive or luxurious building is no different.

In this article we look at the worlds 9 most expensive buildings. Please note figures may vary slightly due to inflation.

9) City of dreams Macau – Cost: $2.4 billion

To get the list started we have the City of dreams located in Macau, China. The City of dreams has 420,000 square feet of gaming space with 450 gaming tables and 1514 machines. It has over 20 restaurants and bars including one of the largest in the city. The property stands 538 feet tall also includes 175,000 square feet of high-end retail space spread across two levels.

City of Dreams

City of dreams, Macau, China

8) Wynn Resort, Las Vegas – Cost: $2.7 billion

The Wynn resort was completed in 2005. It boasts 49 floors with the 2,716 rooms and has a number of different sized rooms. The complex also includes a 111,000 casino, a convention center and 76,000 sq ft of retail space. The whole Wynn resort has a total of 4,750 rooms making it the one of the largest hotels in the world.

Wynn Resort

Wynn Resort, Las Vegas

7) One World Trade Center, New York – Cost: $3.8 billion

The one world trade center is one of the tallest buildings in the world. Construction was completed in 2013 but the building officially opened in November 2014. The building is also known as the Freedom Tower.

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, New York

6) The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas – Cost: $3.9 billion

The Cosmopolitan is another luxurious Las Vegas mega hotel and casino. Located south of the The Bellagio some of its features include over 2,995 hotel rooms, a 110,000 sq ft  casino, numerous restaurants, spa/fitness facilities and even a 3,200 seat theater. The hotel was rated “The Best Hotel in the World” by Gogobot in 2015.

The Cosmopolitan 

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

5) Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi – Cost: $3.9 billion

One of the most prestigious hotels in Abu Dhabi, the emirates palace was created in attempts to showcase the Arabian culture. The palace is built on a private beach which is surrounded by acres of beautiful gardens. It consists of 394 residences which are spread over the two wings and as well as the central building.

The Emirates Palace

Emirates palace, Abu Dhabi

4) Marina Bay Sands, Singapore – Cost: $5.5 billion

Marina bay officially opened in June 2010. This incredible resort comes packed with luxeries some of which include, a huge hotel, an equally large convention-exhibition centre, a museum, two large theatres, celebrity chef restaurants, two floating Crystal Pavilions, a skating rink, and the world’s largest atrium casino with 500 tables and 1,600 and much much more.

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay, Singapore

3) Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore – Cost: $6.59 billion

Another one of Singapore’s mega attractions, Resorts world Sentosa is located the island of Sentosa off Singapore’s southern coast. It’s main attractions are two casinos, a Universal Studios theme park, an Adventure Cove Water Park, and a S.E.A. Aquarium, which includes the world’s largest oceanarium so you have plenty to look forward too if you ever find yourself in the area.

Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa

2) Abraj Al Bait, Saudi Arabia – Cost: $15 billion

The Abraj Al-Bait is a government-owned complex of a whopping seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The middle hotel tower, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower, a Fairmont hotel has the world’s largest clock face and is the third tallest building and fourth tallest freestanding structure in the world. Some of its features include retail outlets, a hotel, numerous restaurants, parking for over 1000’s vehicles and much more.

Abraj Al Bait

1) Masjid Al Haram. Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia – Cost: $100 billion

The Masjid al-Ḥarām, also known as the Grand Mosque or the great Mosque of Mecca is the largest mosque in the world and surrounds Islam’s holiest place, the Kaaba, in the city of Mecca. The current structure covers an area of 88.2 acres including the outdoor and indoor praying spaces and is open at all times. It is run by the Saudi government and it is said that foundations were first put down in circa 2130 BCE.

Masjid al Haram, Saudi Arabia

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