World’s most expensive buildings revealed


The most expensive building in the world according to a survey is New York’s One World Trade Centre with an estimated cost of $3.9bn.

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is in seventh place – behind surprises such as a hospital in Australia and the parliament building in the capital of Romania, Bucharest.

The study by building data experts Emporis has been adjusted to take currency movements into account and considers both buildings under construction and existing buildings that were built after 1976.


The list in full:

1. One World Trade Center, New York City – completed in 2014 for $3.9 billion

2. Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest – completed in 1988 $3 billion

3. Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide – due to be completed by 2016 for $2.1 billion

4. The Palazzo, Las Vegas – completed in 2007 $1.9 billion

5. The Shard, London – completed in 2013 for $1.9 billion

6. Taipei 101, Taipei – completed in 2004 for $1.76 billion

7. Burj Khalifa, Dubai – completed in 2010 for $1.5 billion

8. CapitaGreen, Singapore – completed in 2014 for $1.4 billion

9. Kyoto Station, Kyoto – completed in 1997 for $1.25 billion

10. Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg – due to be completed by 2016 for $1.03 billion

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