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Top 20 Most Expensive Buildings in the World

Here is a list of the top 20 most expensive buildings in the world compiled by Maison Office. The value of these buildings is solely based on the overall construction cost, let’s explore them:

1. One World Trade Center

Value: $3,900,000,000

Location: New York

Floors: 104

Height: 541m

Year completed: 2014

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center 

One World Trade Center is the most expensive building in the world with construction costs reaching nearly $4 billion. Additionally, it is the tallest building in North America. Standing at 541m – equivalent to 1776ft, 1776 being the year the United States Declaration of Independence was signed.

2. MGM Cotai

Value: $3,400,000,000

Location: Macau

Floors: 35

Height: 151m

Year completed: 2018

MGM Cotai

MGM Cotai

MGM Cotai is a fusion of 9 stacked jewelry boxes. The design is inspired by the MGM Grand Macau project – utilizing similar colors and structures.

MGM Cotai was topped out on November 6, 2015.

3. Emirates Palace

Value: $3,000,000,000

Location: Abu Dhabi

Floors: 8

Height: 71m

Year completed: 2005

The Emirates Palace Hotel

The Emirates Palace Hotel

The Emirates Palace Hotel is the second 7-star hotel in the world. The first being the Burj Al Arab located in Dubai city, also in the United Arab Emirates.

4. Palace of the Parliament

Value: $3,000,000,000

Location: Bucharest

Floors: 12

Height: 84m

Year completed: 1988

Palace of the Parliament

Palace of the Parliament

The building has a total volume of up to 2.55 billion cubic meters, making it the third-largest construction in the world (only after the U.S. Cape Canaveral and the Quetzalcoatl pyramid in Mexico).

The building is buried up to 92m below ground level. By surface area, it is the second-largest building in the world after the Pentagon (64,800m2).

5. Wynn Las Vegas

Value: $2,700,000,000

Location: Las Vegas

Floors: 45

Height: 187m

Year completed: 2005

Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas

Built on the former site of the Desert Inn Hotel & Casino, the building began operation on April 28, 2005.

Wynn Las Vegas is a combination of a hotel, casino, shopping center, and the most luxurious golf course system in Las Vegas.

6. Shanghai Tower

Value: $2,400,000,000

Location: Shanghai

Floors: 128

Height: 632m

Year completed: 2015

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower

The Shanghai Tower is currently the second tallest building in the world and the tallest building in China. It also boasts the highest observation deck in the world.

The building features a spiral architecture to withstand the high-altitude wind impact.

7. The Venetian Macao

Value: $2,400,000,000

Location: Macau

Floors: 39

Height: 151m

Year completed: 2007

The Venetian Macao

The Venetian Macao

In addition to being the world’s largest casino-hotel, the building also features an arena for 15,000 spectators, a dedicated convention center, over 350 shops, and 30 renowned restaurants.

8. Royal Adelaide Hospital

Value: $2,100,000,000

Location: Adelaide

Floors: 11

Height: 41m

Year completed: 2016

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Royal Adelaide Hospital

The Royal Adelaide Hospital is the largest project in the history of southern Australia. Built on a total area of 10 hectares, the building accommodates nearly 6,000 healthcare staff.

9. Goldman Sachs Headquarters

Value: $2,100,000,000

Location: New York

Floors: 44

Height: 228m

Year completed: 2010

Goldman Sachs Headquarters

Goldman Sachs Headquarters

The multinational investment bank’s headquarters are built with a total floor area of 1.5 million square feet, accommodating nearly 9,000 personnel.

10. The Shard

Value: $1,900,000,000

Location: London

Floors: 73

Height: 306m

Year completed: 2013

10. The Shard

The Shard

The Shard was officially inaugurated on July 5, 2012.

The building serves as an iconic landmark of London, designed in the shape of a pyramid, located adjacent to the River Thames, near the Tower Bridge. The building has received numerous prestigious architectural awards such as the Pritzker, AIA, Kyoto, and Sonning.

11. The Palazzo

Value: $1,900,000,000

Location: Las Vegas

Floors: 53

Height: 196m

Year completed: 2007

The Palazzo

The Palazzo

The Plaza, designed by HKS, is the most luxurious hotel and casino project in Las Vegas. On completion, this became the tallest high-rise building in Las Vegas.

12. Taipei 101

Value: $1,760,000,000

Location: Taipei

Floors: 101

Height: 509m

Year completed: 2004

Taipei 101

Taipei 101

Burj Khalifa in Dubai became the tallest skyscraper in the world on July 24, 2007. “Burj” in Arabic means “Tower.” The building is likened to a “vertical city,” breaking all boundaries in human design and construction achieved in history.

13. Burj Khalifa

Value: $1,500,000,000

Location: Dubai

Floors: 163

Height: 828m

Year completed: 2010

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa in Dubai became the tallest skyscraper in the world on July 24, 2007. “Burj” in Arabic means “Tower.” The building is likened to a “vertical city” as it has shattered all the boundaries in human design and construction achieved in history.

14. CapitaGreen

Value: $1,400,000,000

Location: Singapore

Floors: 40

Height: 242m

Year completed: 2014

CapitaGreen

CapitalGreen

 

True to its name, the exterior of CapitaGreen is covered by green vegetation carpets up to 55%. Not stopping there, the building also features a “Sky Forest” on the rooftop.

15. 220 Central Park South

Value: $1,300,000,000

Location: New York

Floors: 70

Height: 290m

Year completed: 2019

220 Central Park South

220 Central Park South

220 Central Park South gained fame when a penthouse here was valued at $238 million. This is considered a record-breaking price, making it the most expensive home ever sold in the United States.

16. Kyoto Station

Value: $1,250,000,000

Location: Kyoto

Floors: 15

Height: 70m

Year completed: 1997

Kyoto Station

Kyoto Station

Kyoto Station is also among the world’s most expensive projects, built and completed in 1997 to commemorate the 1200th anniversary of the establishment of the ancient capital Kyoto.

17. Comcast Innovation & Technology Center

Value: $1,200,000,000

Location: Philadelphia

Floors: 59

Height: 342m

Year completed: 2018

Comcast Innovation & Technology Center

Comcast Innovation & Technology Center

Built with a stainless steel system, the most advanced glass system, Comcast’s headquarters will be the tallest building in the United States (excluding New York and Chicago).

Providing millions of square meters for office rentals, hotel space, and commercial space.

18. Wilshire Grand Center

Value: $1,200,000,000

Location: Los Angeles

Floors: 73

Height: 335m

Year completed: 2017

Wilshire Grand Center

Wilshire Grand Center

Ranked 18th on the list of the world’s most expensive buildings, Wilshire Grand Center is located in the heart of Los Angeles’ commercial financial district.

19. Elbphilharmonie

Value: $1,027,510,000

Location: Hamburg

Floors: 25

Height: 110m

Year completed: 2016

Elbphilharmonie

Elbphilharmonie

The building is a concert hall located on the Elbe River in Hamburg, Germany. Built on a total area of 120,000 square meters with a system of concert halls, luxury hotels, and upscale apartments.

20. United States Embassy

Value: $1,000,000,000

Location: London

Floors: 13

Height: 55m

Year completed: 2018

United States Embassy

United States Embassy

The U.S. Embassy in the capital of the United Kingdom is located at the bottom of the top 20 most expensive buildings in the world. Built over more than 4 years (8/2013 – 1/2018), this is the largest U.S. embassy in Western Europe.

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