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Worlds Most Expensive Buildings

World's Most Expensive Buildings COMPARISON OF THE MOST ELABORATE AND EXPENSIVE BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD LAS VEGAS, U.S.A. CENTRAL HONG KONG 2007 1990 $950 Million FACTS "Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a 43-story luxury hotel casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. It is owned by MGM Resorts International. Five floors HEIGHT: Antenna or spire: 367.4 m (1,205.4 ft) Roof: ARCHITECT/DESIGNER I. M. Pei & Partners, Sherman Kung & Associates Architects Ltd. Thomas Boada S.L. 305.0 m (1,000.7 ft) Top floor: 288.2 m (945.5 ft) FACTS (floors 35-39) of the main hotel building are occupied by the five-star and AAA Five-Diamond "Used as an office. The Bank of China Tower, which houses the headquarters of the bank of the same name on the first 19 stories of the 72-floor building, was the first building outside the U.S. to breach the 1,000- foot (305-metre) mark. Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas." ( $1 Billion MANDALAY BAY Visitors can check out the view from observation decks located on the 43rd and 70th floors." ( BANK OF CHINA TOWER 10 HEIGHT: Antenna or spire: 494.4 m (1,622.0 ft) SHANGHAI, CHINA |2008 Roof: 487.4 m (1,599.1 ft) Top floor: 474.0 m (1,55.1 ft) ARCHITECT/DESIGNER Kohn Pedersen Fox FACTS "Used as an office, hotel, museum, observation, parking garage, and for retail. Now the third-tallest building in the world, the Shanghai World Financial Center boasts 487 metres of multi-purpose use. The skyscraper's 101 floors house offices, conference rooms, observation decks and shopping malls, but the tower is perhaps best known for the Park Hyatt Shanghai – the highest hotel in the world." ( $1.2 Billion SHANGHAI WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER E2010 DUBAI, UAE HEIGHT: Roof: ARCHITECT/DESIGNER 828 m (2,717 ft) Top floor: 621.3 m (2,038 ft) Adrian Smith FACTS "Easily the tallest man-made structure in the world, the Burj stands at a whopping 828 metres. And the downtown (NEW)YANKEE STADIUM skyscraper will house some pricey real estate, too: office space within the tower costs a reported $4,000 per square foot, while the building's Armani Residences are priced at about $3,500 per square foot." ( $1.5 Billion $1.5 Billion NEW YORK CITY, U.S.A. 2009 ARCHITECT/DESIGNER Populous FACTS "Yankee Stadium is a stadium located in the New York City borough of The Bronx. It serves as the home ballpark for the New York Yankees, replacing the previous Yankee Stadium, built in 1923. The new Yankee Stadium incorporates many design elements from its now-defunct counterpart - but the similarities appear to stop there. Unlike its previous incarnation, the lavish new ballpark is littered with luxury suites and primo seating, with single-game tickets costing as much as $2,500. While management has been derided for charging so much for seats during a crippling reces- sion, the stadium seems to have been beneficial for the team." ( BURJ KHALIFA $1.5 Billion LONDON, U.K 2006 WEMBLEY STADIUM ARCHITECT/DESIGNER Foster and Partners Populous, Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners FACTS "A football stadium located in Wembley Park, northwest London, UK, which opened in 2007 on the site of the previous 1923 structure. The 90,000 capacity venue is the second largest stadium in Europe, and serves as Eng- land's national stadium. It is the home venue of the England national football team, and hosts the latter stages of the top level domestic club cup competi- tion, the FA Cup." ( TAIPEI, TAIWAN HEIGHT: Antenna or spire: 509.2 m (1,670.6 ft) |2004 Roof: 449.2 m (1,473.8 ft) Top floor: 439.2 m (1,440.9 ft) ARCHITECT/ DESIGNER C.Y. Lee & partners Floor count: FACTS "Used for communication, conference, fitness center, library, observation, office, restaurant and retail. Taipei 101 features the same number of floors as its name suggests. Yet, despite its towering height (509 metres including antennas), the hub of Taiwan's financial industry is designed to withstand the vicious typhoons and earthquakes common to the region." ( 101 $1.8 Billion $1.6 BELLAGIO HOTEL & CASINO Billion LAS VEGAS, U.S.A. 1998 ARCHITECT/DESIGNER DeRuyter Butler and Atlandia Design FACTS "The resort is perhaps best known for its iconic water fountain, which received a huge pop culture boost after being prominently featured in the Ocean's Eleven remake in 2001. While it remains one of Vegas' highest-priced hotels, it was clear the Bellagio would be expensive since day one." ( TAIPEI 101 HEIGHT: 173 m (568 ft) $2 Billion ANTILIA MUMBAI, INDIA 2010 RESIDENCE ARCHITECT/DESIGNER Perkins & Will FACTS "Antilia is a twenty-seven floor (560 ft or 173 m) building completed in Mumbai for lIndian businessman Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries. The family will occupy about 400,000 square feet, making it the World's first billion dollar home and largest home in the world.[6] There will be 600 full-time members staff to maintain the building. Antilia is named after the mythical island in the Atlantic, Antilia. It is designed by Chicago architects, Perkins & Will. The construction is inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon." ( LAS VEGAS, U.S.A. 2005 ARCHITECT/DESIGNER Roger Thomas $2.7 FACTS "The Wynn Las Vegas, easily the most expen- sive resort in Sin City, has won about every award for excellence in hotel design. Each corner of the Wynn is dripping in luxury, from the hotel's Ferrari-Maserati dealership to its Tryst nightclub, famous for having a 27-metre waterfall and lake inside the bar." ( Billion WYNN LAS VEGAS CREDITLOANCcom source:

Worlds Most Expensive Buildings

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This recent infographic from showcases 10 of the worlds most expensive buildings, and provides insights into each one. It starts out on the lower end of things, with the new Mandalay Ba...


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