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List of most expensive buildings

Below lists the most expensive buildings in the world, which cost the most money to construct. As of 2019 the most expensive building is the Masjid Al Haram (Mosque) in Saudi Arabia.

Note: A building is briefly defined as a structure with a roof and walls, standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory. Airports are excluded as their construction cost includes runways and systems; terminal buildings can still be included in the list.

Rank Building City Country Architect/designer Current owner(s) Completed Nominal Cost ($USbillion) Inflation-Adjusted Cost, 2018 ($USbillion)
1 International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Saint-Paul-lès-Durance  France Bernard Bigot ITER 2025 25.00[1]
2 Abraj Al Bait (Mixed) Mecca  Saudi Arabia Dar Al-Handasah King Salman 2012 15.0[2] 16.37
3 Olkiluoto 3 Eurajoki  Finland Areva Teollisuuden Voima 2020 11.0[3] 11.0
4 Masjid Al Haram (Mosque) Mecca  Saudi Arabia N/A Saudi Arabia 638 AD 10.6(for expansion)[4] unknown[5]


5 Marina Bay Sands Singapore  Singapore Moshe Safdie Las Vegas Sands 2010 5.50[6] 6.32
6 Apple Park Cupertino, California  United States Foster and Partners[7] Apple Inc. 2017 5.00[8] 5.28
7 Resorts World Sentosa Singapore  Singapore Michael Graves Genting Group 2010 4.93[9] 5.66
8 Wynn Palace Cotai  Macau Butler/Ashworth Architects and Wong & Ouyang Wynn Resorts 2016 4.2[10] 4.83
9 The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas  United States Friedmutter Group with Arquitectonica The Blackstone Group 2010 4.10[11] 4.71
10 One World Trade Center New York City  United States Skidmore, Owings & Merrill The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey 2012 3.80[12] 4.15
11 Lotte World Tower Seoul  South Korea James von Klemperer Lotte Corporation 2016 3.11 3.99
12 Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates John Elliott Abu Dhabi Government 2005 3.00 3.85
13 Palace of the Parliament Bucharest  Romania Anca Petrescu Romanian Government 1997 3.00 4.68
14 Nya Karolinska Hospital Stockholm  Sweden Whitearkitekter & and White Tengbom team Region Stockholm 2018 c. 2.7[13] 2.7
15 Wynn Resort Las Vegas  United States Butler/Ashworth Architects and Jerde Partnership Wynn Resorts 2005 2.70 3.46
16 Venetian Macau Macau  Macau Aedas Las Vegas Sands 2005 2.40[14] 3.08
17 City of Dreams Macau  Macau Arquitectonica Melco Crown Entertainment 2009 2.40 2.8
18 Royal Adelaide Hospital Adelaide  Australia Silver Thomas Hanley & DesignInc Government of South Australia 2017 2.0 2.04
19 Taipei 101 Taipei  Taiwan C.Y. Lee & Partners Taipei Financial Center Corporation 2004 1.80 2.39
20 The Palazzo Las Vegas  United States HKS, Inc. Las Vegas Sands 2007 1.80 2.17
21 Lakhta Center Saint Petersburg  Russia RMJM (until 2011), Gorproject Gazprom Neft 2018 1.77 [1] 1.93
22 Bellagio Las Vegas  United States DeRuyter Butler and Atlandia Design Bellagio (MGM Resorts International is the owner of the company) 1998 1.60 2.46
23 Seat of the ECB Frankfurt  Germany Coop Himmelb(l)au European Central Bank 2013 1.57[15] 1.69222
24 Wembley Stadium London  UK Foster and Partners The Football Association 2006 1.50 1.86
25 Yankee Stadium New York City  United States Populous New York City 2009 1.50 1.75
26 Termoelektrarna

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Šoštanj  Slovenia n.a. Slovenian Government 2014 1.6 1.69
27 Burj Khalifa Dubai  United Arab Emirates Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill Emaar Properties 2010 1.63[16] 1.87
28 Gigafactory 1 Storey County, Nevada  United States HOK, Bennett Wagner & Grody Architects, RMH Group, Rocky Mountain Institute, Mortenson Construction, and CH2M HILL Tesla, Inc. 2020 1.31[17] 1.38
29 Mall of Tripla Helsinki  Finland Arkkitehdit Soini & Horto YIT, Ilmarinen 2019 1.33[18][19]
30 Jewel Changi Airport (mixed-use building) Singapore  Singapore Moshe Safdie Changi Airport Group 2019 1.26[20] 1.32
31 Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia César Pelli KLCC Holdings 1999 1.16 1.74
32 Australian Parliament Canberra  Australia Romaldo Giurgola Australian Government 1988 0.848[21] 1.7

See alsoEdit

References[22]Edit

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  2. ^ Wainwright, Oliver (23 October 2012). "Mecca's mega architecture casts shadow over hajj" – via The Guardian.
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  6. ^ The 10 most expensive buildings in the world
  7. ^ Wainwright, Oliver (15 November 2013). "All hail the mothership: Norman Foster's $5bn Apple HQ revealed". The Guardian.
  8. ^ - Apple Campus 2 cost 5 billion Projects: Foster and Partners
  9. ^ "Resorts World Sentosa: Singapore Buildings - e-architect". 20 July 2010.
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  12. ^ "One World Trade Center Will Cost $3.8 Billion, Making It The Most Expensive Building In The World". 31 January 2012 – via Huff Post.
  13. ^ "https://www.svd.se/nya-karolinska-tio-miljarder-kronor-dyrare-att-bygga". Svenska Dagbladet. External link in |title= (help)
  14. ^ http://www.aedas.com/Venetian-Macao-Resort-Hotel
  15. ^ eub2. "ECB's new building to cost more than expected, says official — EUbusiness.com - EU news, business and politics".
  16. ^ Burj Dubai cost $1.5bn to build
  17. ^ "Building Permits at Electric Avenue, McCarran, NV, 89434".
  18. ^ https://europa.eu/investeu/projects/new-development-helsinki_en
  19. ^ https://tripla.yit.fi/en/mot
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  21. ^ Parliament House, Canberra
  22. ^ "Fennovoiman hinta noussut jo 6,5–7 miljardiin euroon". Maaseudun Tulevaisuus (in Finnish). Retrieved 2019-01-13.

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