By Shatel Huntley on March 8 2014
With society getting us down, and not to mention the constant overworking of ourselves, many of us have some need for travel in our lifetime. While stateside is often a great choice for weekend getaways, we dream of seeing the world. Not only do we wish to take in the most amazing cuisine, and learn about the history of such places, we also want to see what makes the cities unique. There are some cities that are so unique that they made it to our top ten lists of costliest buildings.
1. Marina Bay Sands (Singapore)
Singapore is home to the costliest building on our list. Coming in at number one is Marina Bay Sands which costs $6 billion dollars to build. The building, designed by Moshe Safdie, reaches 57 stories high. The building was completed in 2010. Not only is this building the most costly in the world, it sets the record for the world's largest atrium casino.
2. Resorts World Sentosa (Singapore)
Singapore tops our list at number two as well. Not only is it home to Marina Bay Sands, the country hosts the second costliest build, Resorts World Sentosa. The building was completed in 2010 as well, costing more than $4.9 billion dollars. While the building is home to only ten floors, it has much to offer. It includes a casino, a marine life park and Universal Studios.
3. Emirates Palace (Abu Dhabi)
Abu Dhabi comes in at number 3. The nation is home to the Emirates Palace, which was said to have cost $4.4 billion. The building, designed by John Elliott, has six floors. The Palace is not home to royalty but visitors will certainly feel like royalty when they visit the luxury hotel.
4. The Cosmopolitan (Las Vegas)
Las Vegas is home to the fourth costliest building in the world, The Cosmopolitan. This building, designed by the Friedmutter Group, reaches 52 stories high and costs $4 billion to build.The luxury hotel is conveniently located off the Strip and holds the title of the best hotel in the world as of 2013.
5. The Shard (England)
England is home to The Shard, our fifth costliest build. Estimated at around $3.9 billion, the Shard features 87 stories of fun. Not only is it one of the costliest buildings in the world, the Shard is the tallest building in the European Union. It also has an observation deck for guests.
6. One World Trade Center (New York)
With so much to offer visitors, New York is home to One World Trade Center. The building which is a part of the new World Trade Center Complex is said to have cost $3.8 billion to make. The building towers over the Empire State Building and is104 stories high.
7. Wynn Resort (Las Vegas)
Las Vegas makes our list once again. Las Vegas is home to the seventh costliest build on our list, the Wynn Resort. The resort reaches 45 stories and costs $2.7 billion to design and construct.
8. Venetian Macau Luxury Hotel and Casino (China)
China hosts the 8th costliest building inthe world. The Venetian Macau luxury hotel and casino resort, designed by Aedas was said to cost over $2 billion to construct. The hotel has a sister property in Las Vegas and is part of a seven hotel strip in China.
9. City of Dreams (China)
The City of Dreams is a must see place to visit. The city is the home to the 9th costliest building in the world. The hotel offers a casino for its guest and 37 floors of fun, this build is also a part of the seven hotel strip in China called the Cotai Strip.
10. Antilla (India)
Last on our list is Antilla. Coming in at number ten, the building is located in Mumbai and costs over $2 billion to build. While the property looks very commercial, this is actually a home. Mukesh Ambani lives in the home with his family and reportedly has 600 employees that service his family. The Antilla is the world's most expensive private home.