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20 most expensive buildings in the world

Last updated on: March 15, 2013 08:08 IST

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With the cost of construction increasing every year, building a project is getting more expensive all across the globe.

Let's take a look at some of the most expensive buildings in the world.

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Marina Bay Sands

City: Singapore

Country: Singapore

Height (feet): 636 ft

Built: 2010

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $6 billion

Global rank: 1

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Resorts World Sentosa

City: Singapore

Country: Singapore

Height (feet): 160 ft

Built: 2010

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $5.38 billion

Global rank: 2

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Emirates Palace

City: Abu Dhabi

Country: The United Arab Emirates

Height (feet): 238.2 ft

Built: 2005

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $4.46 billion

Global rank: 3

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The Cosmopolitan

City: Las Vegas

Country: The United States

Height (feet): 604 ft

Built: 2010

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $4.16 billion

Global rank: 4

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One World Trade Center

City: New York

Country: The United States

Height (feet): 1,775 ft

Built: 2012

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $3.80 billion

Global rank: 5

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Wynn Resort

City: Las Vegas

Country: The United States

Height (feet): 614 ft

Built: 2005

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $3.26 billion

Global rank: 6

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Image: Wynn Las Vegas is seen from the roof of the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
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Venetian Macau

City: Macau

Country: China

Height (feet): 738 ft

Built: 2005

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $2.97 billion

Global rank: 7

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City of Dreams (casino)

City: Macau

Country: China

Height (feet): 538 ft

Built: 2009

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $2.75 billion

Global rank: 8

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Antilla

City: Mumbai

Country: India

Height (feet): 568 ft

Built: 2010

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $2.53 billion

Global rank: 9

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Bellagio Hotel

City: Las Vegas

Country: The United States

Height (feet): 495 ft

Built: 1998

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $2.29 billion

Global rank: 10

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Princess Tower

City: Dubai

Country: The United Arab Emirates

Height (feet): 1,358 ft

Built: 2012

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $2.17 billion

Global rank: 11

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Bank of China Tower

City: Hong Kong

Country: Hong Kong

Height (feet): 1,204 ft

Built: 1990

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $2.09 billion

Global rank: 12

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The Palazzo

City: Las Vegas

Country: The United States

Height (feet): 643 ft

Built: 2007

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $2.05 billion

Global rank: 13

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Taipei 101

City: Taipei

Country: Taiwan

Height (feet): 1,670 ft

Built: 2004

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $2.00 billion

Global rank: 14

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Wembley Stadium

City: London

Country: The United Kingdom

Height (feet): 436 ft

Built: 2006

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $1.84 billion

Global rank: 15

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Yankee Stadium

City: New York

Country: The United States

Height (feet): 200 ft

Built: 2009

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $1.63 billion

Global rank: 16

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Petronas Twin Towers

City: Kuala Lumpur

Country: Malaysia

Height (feet): 1,483 ft

Built: 1999

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $1.6 billion

Global rank: 17

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ECB Headquarters

City: Frankfurt

Country: Germany

Height (feet): 712 ft

Built: 2013

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $1.57 billion

Global rank: 18

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Burj Khalifa

City: Dubai

Country: The United Arab Emirates

Height (feet): 2,717 ft

Built: 2010

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $1.55 billion

Global rank: 19

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World Finance Center

City: Shanghai

Country: China

Height (feet): 1,621 ft

Built: 2008

Construction cost (inflation adjusted): $1.39 billion

Global rank: 20


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