At the end of 19th century and in the beginning of the 20th century the race for tallest buildings begins. Many think that the tallest building are the most expensive. Are the tallest buildings the expensive ones? The answer is No. The tallest building Burj Khalifa is the 19th most expensive building in the world. So let’s find out which are the most expensive buildings in the world.
1. Masjid Al-Haram (The Sacred Mosque)
The Great Mosque of Mecca (Masjid Al-Haram) is the most expensive building in the world. It is also the most sacred place for Muslims in the world. It is also the largest Mosque in the World. This Mosque contains the Kaa’ba which is Qibla for Muslims. This Mosque can accommodate up to 820,000 worshippers.
The Kaa’ba was first time constructed by the Adam Peace be upon him, then after many years it was renovated by the Abraham Peace be upon him and his son Ismael peace be upon him. Before the reintroduction of the religion the kaaba was once again renovated by the The Quraysh (Quraysh are a mercantile Arab tribe that historically inhabited and controlled the city of Mecca and its Kaa’ba).
Cost : 100 Billion Dollars.
2.The Abraj Al-Bait (Towers of the House), Mecca
The Abraj Al-Bait also known as the Clock Tower is the second most expensive building in the world. It consists of seven towers. It is also the third highest building in the world. This seven tower hotel is owned by the government. It is located near The Great Mosque of Mecca. Abraj Al-Bait also has the world’s largest Clock. It was opened in 2012. It can accommodate more than 30,000 people.
Cost : 16 Billion Dollars.
3. TokaMak Reactor, France
ITER is an international nuclear fusion research and engineering project. It is also known as the ITER. The name ITER stands for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. It aims to study the collision of particles and to answer the unknown question. It also aims to provide a fuse energy for peaceful use. The members of this project are India, China, Russia, USA, UK, Japan, South Korea and European Union. This project will be completed in 2036.
Cost : 14 Billion Dollars.
4. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Marina Bay Sand is the fourth most expensive building in the world. It was located in the Downtown Core, Singapore. It was opened on 27 April 2010. Marina Bay has three buildings on which the world’s largest public cantilever was used. These cantilevers form the world’s largest sky park.It also has an Artscience Museum.
Cost : 6.2 Billion Dollars.
5. Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
By its name you can understand that it is a resort. This resort was constructed on Sentosa Island, Singapore. The Resort World Sentosa spread over an area of 49 hectares (120-acres). This resort opened on 20 January 2010. This resorts can employ more than 10,000 people directly. The resort has the world’s second S.E.A. Aquarium.
Cost : 4.4 Billion Dollars.