Expensive Buildings

ByIzay Ayesha



November 5, 2022

Expensive Buildings

Izay Ayesha glances at the priciest structures of expensive buildings

Human tastes have taken him to let his fancy fly as high and far as possible. The extremities of human urge reflect in almost everything he dabbles in. The expensive buildings shown here are the product of such flights of imagination that not only hold attraction for people but are also feats of engineering having exceptional facilities and tremendous comforts they provide. These buildings are admired globally, from super-tall skyscrapers to impossibly lavish hotels and places of entertainment.

List Of Some Most Expensive Buildings

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore: $5.5 billion

Singapore’s sensational Marina Bay Sands complex wows with the world’s most awesome infinity pool, the largest atrium casino ever built, a 2,561-room luxury hotel, and a lot more besides. The landmark complex was completed in 2010 at a cost of $5.5 billion. It is one of the most expensive buildings.

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi: $3.9 billion

A hotel rather than a royal residence, the Emirates Palace in Dubai is as regal as they come. Completed in 2005 at a cost of $3 billion, the Kempinski-operated hotel has a total of 394 residences, not to mention two spas, a cavernous ballroom, and scores of shops and restaurants. Considering inflation, the building cost around $3.9 billion in today’s money.

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur: $2.5 billion

Kuala Lumpur’s spectacular twin towers held the title of the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004. Designed by Argentine architect Cesar Pelli, the duo cost around $1.6 billion to construct during the late 1990s, the equivalent of $2.5 billion today.

Tapei 101, Tapei: $2.5 billion

When it was completed in 2004, Tapei 101 was the world’s tallest building, but five years later it was usurped by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The postmodern skyscraper, which effortlessly blends traditional and contemporary styles, cost $1.8 billion to build at the time. That’s the equivalent of $2.5 billion today.

Shanghai Tower, Shanghai: $2.4 billion

Standing 2,073 feet (632 meters) high, Shanghai’s twisty tower boasts all sorts of superlatives, from the world’s fastest lifts to the highest observation deck on the planet. It opened in 2014, having cost $2.4 billion.

Princess Tower, Dubai: $2.2 billion

Dubai’s most pricey building and its second tallest structure after the Burj Khalifa, the Princess Tower is also the tallest residential building in the world. The $2.2 billion tower was completed in 2012.

Kyoto Station, Kyoto: $2.1 billion

Kyoto’s eponymous terminus comprises a 15-story building that houses everything from a hotel to a department store. The world’s most expensive railway station was completed in 1997 at a cost of $1.3 billion, the equivalent of $2.1 billion in today’s money, but it is only Japan’s second-largest after Nagoya Station. The Weekender


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