A Changing Skyline – The World’s Tallest Buildings Over Time
If you’re interested in visiting some of the most expensive buildings in the world, take a trip to Las Vegas. Sin City boasts an impressive three of the world’s 10 –most expensive buildings.
If you want to see the rest, be prepared for some travel: Six of the 10 are located in countries outside the United States.
The list of the 10 most expensive buildings in the world is a remarkably varied one. It includes baseball and soccer stadiums, casinos, resorts and even a family home.
Here’s a quick look at some of the priciest real estate around:
The Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas ranks as the 10th most expensive building in the world at a cost of $950 million. Built in 2007, the casino/resort owned by MGM Resorts International rises 43 stories in the air.
The top 40 floors – grow ever smaller towards the top – these will be occupied by the tower’s service centres.
The final number of floors was estimated during contruction to be 195 but it ended up with 162. In case you were wondering “Burj” is Arabic for “Tower”.
The building was designed by Skimore, Owings, & Merrill it was estimated to cost cost a massive $800,000,000.00, but the developer of the newly opened tower said it cost about 1.5 billion dollars to build the tapering metal-and-glass spire billed as a “vertical city” of luxury apartments and offices.
It boasts four swimming pools, a private library and a hotel designed by Giorgio Armani.and replaces a plan to reuse the design for Grollo Tower, which was proposed in Melbourne a few years earlier.
The site of the tower was on a man-made lake which is designed to wrap around the tower and to provide dramatic views of it.