Most expensive buildings in the world

(Source: msn)

Wonder which world-famous buildings cost the most money to construct? From super-tall skyscrapers to impossibly lavish casino resorts, we reveal the some most expensive buildings ever, adjusted for inflation.
 

BURJ KHALIFA, DUBAI: $1.7 BILLION

Standing at a stomach-churning 2,722 feet high, Dubai's Burj Khalifa is hands down the tallest structure on the planet, but it isn't even the most expensive building in Dubai. Completed in 2009 at a cost of $1.5 billion, Burj Khalifa is only the 30th most pricey edifice in the world.


SEAT OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK, FRANKFURT: $1.7 BILLION

Plagued by a series of construction problems and delays, the new Seat of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt went massively over-budget, with the total cost of the skyscraper complex hitting $1.6 billion upon its completion in 2013.


 

PETRONAS TOWERS, KUALA LUMPUR: $1.8 BILLION

Kuala Lumpur's spectacular twin towers were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004. Designed by Argentine architect Cesar Pelli, the duo cost around $1.2 billion to construct during the late 1990s.


 

WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON: $1.8 BILLION

The first stadium in the world with a price tag in excess of $1 billion, Wembley Stadium in North London cost a total of $1.5 billion to build. Completed in 2006, the iconic home of English soccer seats 90,000 spectators and is crowned by a prominent arch.


BANK OF CHINA TOWER, HONG KONG: $1.9 BILLION

The Bank of China Tower is one of Hong Kong's most recognizable buildings and at 1,033.5 feet high, the first super-tall skyscraper to be built outside the US. Eye-watering at the time, the construction bill for the building totaled $1 billion in 1990.


KYOTO STATION, KYOTO: $2 BILLION

Kyoto's eponymous terminus comprises a 15-story building that houses everything from a hotel to a department store. Still, the world's most expensive railway station, which was completed in 1997 at a cost of $1.3 billion, is only Japan's second-largest after Nagoya Station.


THE PALAZZO, LAS VEGAS: $2.1 BILLION

The Palazzo casino resort in Las Vegas is the largest hotel in the world, the second biggest building in the Western Hemisphere and Sin City's tallest structure. Completed in 2007, the opulent resort set back investors a cool $1.8 billion.

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