A building, whether large or small, should be purposeful, having enough rooms for offices and spacious environment. What kind of building one constructs, depends upon two factors; budget and requirement. To meet the demands of world’s professionals, government and non-government buildings are constructed. Some of them are very iconic and eye-catching. Let us see the top 10 most expensive buildings in the world 2015.
10. Burj Khalifa – USD2 Billion
The Burj Khalifa is one of the tallest buildings in the world. The approximate cost for its construction was USD2 billion. It is also known as Burj Dubai, and is a skyscraper of Dubai, UAW. Its approximate height is 2,721 ft. The construction of this beautiful building was started in January, 2004, and the exteriors of the building were completed during October, 2009. The building’s tower was engineered by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, in collaboration with Adrian Smith and Bill Baker.
9. Taipei 101 – USD2.3 Billion
Taipei 101, also known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark of Taiwan. This was considered to be the hugest building in the world until 2006. In July 2011, it was awarded the LEED Platinum certification. Taipei 101 was designed by C.Y. Lee, and its construction was completed by KTRT Joint Venture. The approximate cost spent for its construction was around USD2.3 billion.
8. The Palazzo – USD3.1 Billion
The Palazzo is a 53 story building. It is actually a luxurious hotel and casino resort, situated in Las Vegas. This is the tallest completed building of Nevada in the history. Its design is based on HKS, Inc., the hotel offering high-tech facilities to the guests. The approximate cost in the construction of The Palazzo was around USD3.1 billion. This is known as the Pentagon of the city.
7. Palace of the Parliament – USD3.5 Billion
The Palace of Parliament is a famous building of Romania. This multi-purpose building is one o the ancient and most marvelous buildings in the world. According to an online source, this is, so far, the best civilization building in the world. The Palace of the Parliament was designed by architect Anca Petrescu, and completed by the Ceaușescu regime. The approximate amount spent for its construction is USD3.5 billion.
6. Venetian Macau – USD4 Billion
The Venetian Macao can be regarded as a dreamy building of Macau, China. This is a luxurious hotel and casino, having 39 stories. It was built with an approximate amount of USD4 billion, and is spread in an area of 980,000 m2. The main hotel tower was finished in July 2007, and this was officially opened during August 2007. The hotel has around 3000 suites, and many honeymoon sweets for the guests.
5. Wynn Resort – USD4.2 Billion
The Wynn Las Vegas, also referred as The Wynn, is a luxury resort of Las Vegas, USA. The total amount spent for its construction was USD4.2 billion. This can be regarded as the Paradise of Nevada. It is a flagship property of Wynn Resorts Limited, spread in an area of 215 acres. This is situated in the northern side of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sands Avenue, directly across The Strip from the Fashion Show Mall. Its construction was completed in 2005.
4. Royal Adelaide Hospital – USD5 Billion
The Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) is one of the most marvelous hospital buildings in the world. It is known to have over 650 beds, and was founded in 1840. It provides high quality healthcare facilities to the patients, and is situated in the Adelaide Park Lands, between Frome Road and Adelaide Botanic Gardens. It is present close the Adelaide Zoo, Australia. The total amount spent for its construction was around USD5 billion.
3. The Shard – USD5.2 Billion
London’s USD5.2 billion Shard is another remarkable and expensive building. It can be regarded as the World Trade Center of the city. It is an 87-storey skyscraper, and the construction was started in March 2009. For the first time, this building was opened for public in July 2012. It is around 1,014 ft high, and is second tallest free standing structure of United Kingdom.
2. Marina Bay Sands Resort – USD6 Billion
The Marina Bay Sands is a popular resort of Singapore. It was developed by Las Vegas Sands, and is one world’s most expensive resorts. It took around USD6 billion for its construction. The resort has two casinos, indoor gym, a hotel with 2,561 rooms, exhibition center, shopping center, museum, and 7 celebrity chef restaurants. It is spread in an approximate area of 2,300,000-square-foot. This spectacular resort was designed by Moshe Safdie Architects.
1. The Emirates Palace – USD10 Billion
The Emirates Palace is the most luxurious hotel ever found in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Its design was presented by the architect John Elliott RIBA. The cost to build the Emirates Palace was around USD10 billion. This amazing building was constructed in November 2005, and has some of the finest restaurants, spas, and nightclubs. It is spread in an area of 850,000 square meters, and has a wide parking for over 2000 vehicles.