List of most expensive buildings in the world

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Rank Building City Country Architect/designer Height Floors Built Construction cost (US$/sq meter) Total construction cost (billion US$) Construction cost (adjusted for inflation—2012 dollars) (billion US$)
1 Marina Bay Sands Singapore  Singapore Moshe Safdie 194 metres (636 ft) 57 2010 6509 5.50 [1] 6.00
2 Resorts World Sentosa Singapore  Singapore Michael Graves 50 metres (160 ft) 10 2010 15170 4.93 [2][3] 5.38
3 Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates John Elliott 72.60 metres (238.2 ft) 6 2005 3530 3.00 4.46
4 The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas  United States of America Friedmutter Group with Arquitectonica 184 metres (604 ft) 52 2010 6307 3.90[4] 4.16
5 One World Trade Center New York  United States of America David Childs (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) 541 metres (1,775 ft) 104 2012 15732 3.80[5] 3.80
6 Wynn Resort Las Vegas  United States of America Butler/Ashworth Architects, Jerde Partnership 187 metres (614 ft) 45 2005 3103 2.70[6] 3.26
7 Venetian Macau Macau  Macau Aedas 225 metres (738 ft) 39 2005 2450 2.40 [7][8] 2.97
8 City of Dreams (casino) Macau  Macau Arquitectonica 164 metres (538 ft) 37 2009 7797 2.40 2.75
9 Antilla Mumbai  India Perkins & Will 173 metres (568 ft) 27 2010 53820 2.00 2.53
10 Bellagio Las Vegas  United States of America DeRuyter Butler and Atlandia Design 151 metres (495 ft) 36 1998 3588 1.60 2.29
11 Princess Tower Dubai  United Arab Emirates Adnan Saffarini 414 metres (1,358 ft) 101 2012 14467 2.17 2.17
12 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong I. M. Pei & Partners, Sherman Kung & Associates Architects Ltd., Thomas Boada S.L. 367 metres (1,204 ft) 76 1990 7407 1.00 2.09
13 The Palazzo Las Vegas  United States of America HKS, Inc. 196 metres (643 ft) 50 2007 2788 1.80 2.05
14 Taipei 101 Taipei  Taiwan C.Y. Lee & Partners 509 metres (1,670 ft) 101 2004 9307 1.80 2.00
15 Wembley Stadium London  UK Foster and Partners 133 metres (436 ft) 5 2006 n.a. 1.50 1.84
16 Yankee Stadium New York  United States of America Populous 61 metres (200 ft) 5 2009 12230 1.50 1.63
17 Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia César Pelli 452 metres (1,483 ft) 88 1999 4051 1.16 1.6
18 ECB Headquarters Frankfurt  Germany Coop Himmelb(l)au 217 metres (712 ft) 48 2013 8533 1.57 [9] 1.57
19 Burj Khalifa Dubai  United Arab Emirates Adrian Smith (SOM) 828 metres (2,717 ft) 163 2010 4847 1.50 1.55
20 World Finance Center Shanghai  China Kohn Pedersen Fox 494 metres (1,621 ft) 101 2008 3145 1.20 1.39
21 Triple One Yongsan  South Korea Renzo Piano 620 metres (2,030 ft) 111 2016 4276 1.27 1.27

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Rank Building City Country Height Floors Built Price (billion US$)
1 The Shard London  UK 310 metres (1,020 ft) 72 2012 3.9
2 Antilla Mumbai  India 173 metres (568 ft) 27 2007 / 2010 2
3 Taipei 101 Taipei  Taiwan 509 metres (1,670 ft) 101 2004 1.76
4 Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 452 metres (1,483 ft) 88 1999 1.6
5 Burj Khalifa Dubai  United Arab Emirates 828 metres (2,717 ft) 163 2010 1.5
6 AT&T Stadium Arlington  United States of America 89 metres (292 ft) 1 2009 1.3
7 Kyoto Station Kyoto  Japan 70 metres (230 ft) 15 1997 1.25
8 Bank of America Tower New York City  United States of America 366 metres (1,201 ft) 58 2009 1
9 Chifley Tower Sydney  Australia 241 metres (791 ft) 50 1992 1
10 MGM Grand Las Vegas Las Vegas  United States of America 89 metres (292 ft) 30 1993 1
11 Myer Centre Adelaide  Australia 75 metres (246 ft) 18 1991 1

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