Have you any idea about this subject? Which can be the World’s most expensive buildings, in which cities and what features they have? Why the price was so high and what’s the magic behind them all? Who is the architect who did the crazy work? Well, let’s find the answers together. We will not refer strictly to world’s most expensive house or at the most expensive hotel, but to the “building” noun itself. It can be any building, from the government owned ones to private properties. You’ll find the real and most accurate top 7 most expensive buildings in the world.
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#7 The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, USA [around $4 Billion]
Now let’s have a journey through Las Vegas’s most expensive building. I’m pretty sure you’ve already heard about it, but find here more insights about. It seems like we go back to the casinos.
Owned by The Blackstone Group, this luxury building is featuring an enormous 110,000 square feet casino, more than 2,500 rooms ready to welcome you, and a beautiful 40,000 square feet spa.
Yup, I’ll say it enough space for relaxing.. just bring me there and I’ll manage the situation. [laughs]
#6 Apple Park, Cupertino, California, USA [$5 Billion]
Apple Campus 2, headquarter of well-known Apple Inc, had experienced many delays, but that doesn’t matter as long as it is now the most extravagant and “alien” building around the world. The company is still in the action of moving its 12,000 employees to this new place. This process is supposed to take more than 6 months, while the construction of the building itself and the garden/parklands will also continue this summer. Apple has decided to honor its founder by naming the theater at Apple Park the “Steve Jobs Theater”.
Check this amazing video which shows perfectly the evolution of this construction through 1 year.
#5 Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore [around $5 Billion]
We had this city in every single article on traveling and luxurious places around the world. So here we are again! Ready?
It looks like Singapore has a huge real estate potential. This amazing complex of buildings is owned by Genting Group, and was designed by architect Michael Graves. It includes many attractions, 4 hotels and a huge casino (15000 square meters) for lovers of these kind of activity. It’s the place where you will find the Universal Studios theme park.
Imagine yourself on a Madagascar theme park ride or The Lost World, Ancient Egypt and Transformer ride. Bring your whole family and you’ll definitely have fun!
#4 Marina Bay Sands Resort, Singapore [$5.5 Billion]
Marina Bay is the most expensive resort ever made on the Earth, being constructed on a huge area of 15.5 hectares. It features one of the most expensive hotels in the world, being currently owned by Las Vegas Sands.
This luxury resort contains all your brain can imagine, from entertainment venues to the exhibition centers, hotel, restaurants, casino and so on.
Actually, they have one of the TOP 5 most expensive & luxurious casinos in the world. We’ve talked before about this awesome location. You can have a look here: World’s Most Expensive Slot Machine | TOP 5 Most Luxurious Casinos | TOP 3 Best Online Slots.
57 Floors, and many things to do. No way to get bored there.
#3 Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant, located in Finland [$9,06 Billion]
This huge building is owned by Teollisuuden Voima and is located in western Finland, Eurajoki. It is still under construction until 2018. So we still have to wait for the final touch.
#2 The Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR), located in France [about $14 Billion]
The second most expensive building in the world, is an experimental nuclear fusion reactor located in beautiful southern France. Its current owner is ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor – seven big partners: Europe, United States, China, India, Japan, Russia and South Korea).
Nuclear fusion has the huge potential of creating almost unlimited supplies of safe & carbon-free energy. You can read more about Tokamak here.
#1 Abraj Al Bait located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia [$15 Billion] – The first in TOP World’s most expensive buildings
As you’ve seen in the photo, this most expensive building (or actually a complex of buildings) is really huge, featuring 120 floors. This amazingly skyscraper can easily accommodate more than 100.000 people.
Imagine that? Like a small city. This luxury hotel is owned by the government, and mostly used to accommodate thousands of Muslim pilgrims going to Mecca every year. It features a gorgeous view of the Masjid al-Haram mosque’s yard, which is very attractive for tourists.
The most expensive building in the world was designed by famous Lebanon architect Dar Al-Handasah and his team. Only the upper top of the clock tower was created by another architect, which is German this time. His team name is SL Rasch. The base of this clock tower has an observatory deck, so just imagine the view you can have from there. It is also known as “Makkah Royal Clock Tower”, measuring 601 meters high (1,972 ft).
Now that we found which is the most expensive building in the world, let’s calm down, take a breath and go forward to the most expensive house in the world. I’ve always been curious about this subject in particular so I’m going to share all the info with you.
It’s not USA guys. It’s actually a house located in Mumbai, India. I know, I didn’t expect either.
The billion-dollar tower in Mumbai has a beautiful, unusual name: Antilia, a name which comes from feng shui. Its owner is Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man, who was ranked by Forbes Magazine as the ninth wealthiest man in the world. His fortune goes up to 27 Billion.
Six floor of parking, more than 600 people who are working 24/7 for keeping the house clean, three helipads and many more features. It’s indeed the most fancy house in the world. There are people who say it is uninhabited. The owner’s family is just coming for events, for relaxing or parties, but not spending a night here. Isn’t that strange?
Check this video for some insight about not only the house, but also about its owner and his background.
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