These are the world’s most expensive buildings

How many in London?

For the builders of the world’s most expensive buildings, money is no object.

The number of zeros in the pricetag of these vertigo-inducing buildings far exceed the GDP of world economies.

Take a look at the world’s most expensive buildings, according to figures compiled by building data company Emporis.


1. One World Trade Center, New York City

One World Trade Center

Pricetag: $3.9bn

Floors: 104

Height: 541m

Completed in: 2014


2. Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest

Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest

Pricetag: $3bn

Floors: 12

Height: 84m

Completed in: 1988


3. Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide

The New Royal Adelaide Hospital

Pricetag: $2.1bn

Floors: 11

Height: 41m

Completed in: 2016


4. The Palazzo, Las Vegas

Palazzo on Las Vegas Boulevard

Pricetag: $1.9bn

Floors: 53

Height: 196m

Completed in: 2007


5. The Shard, London

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Pricetag: $1.9bn

Floors: 73

Height: 306m

Completed in: 2013


6. Taipei 101, Taipei

Taipei 101

Pricetag: $1.76bn

Floors: 101

Height: 509m

Completed in: 2004


7. Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Burj Khalifa

Pricetag: $1.5bn

Floors: 163

Height: 828m

Completed in: 2010


8. CapitaGreen, Singapore

CapitaGreen Singapore

Pricetag: $1.4bn

Floors: 40

Height: 242m

Completed in: 2014


9. Kyoto Station, Kyoto


Pricetag: $1.25bn

Floors: 15

Height: 70m

Completed in: 1997


10. Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg


Pricetag: $1.03bn

Floors: 25

Height: 110m

Completed in: 2016


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