Nowadays, Luxury buildings refer to high-end properties and structures that are designed with a focus on luxury, comfort, and sophistication. These buildings typically feature upscale amenities, high-quality materials, and attention to detail in their design and construction. The most expensive buildings in the world are typically large, iconic structures that have been built in major cities around the world. Here are some commonly known most valuable buildings in the world.
- Masjid Al-Haram
Masjid Al-Haram, also known as the Grand Mosque, is located in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is considered the holiest site in Islam and is a central location for the annual pilgrimage or Hajj. It is the most expensive building in the world, and The cost of the expansion and renovation of Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, was estimated to be around $100 billion, which makes it the costliest building in the world. The mosque covers an area of over 356,000 square meters (88.2 acres) and can accommodate up to two million worshippers during the Hajj season.
- Abraj Al-Bait Towers
Abraj Al-Bait Towers, or the Mecca Royal Clock Tower, is a complex of buildings located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The complex includes a hotel, shopping mall, and residential apartments, as well as the clock tower, which is the tallest building in the complex and the second-tallest freestanding clock tower in the world. The building cost an estimated $15 billion to construct and was completed in 2012.
- One World Trade Center
The One World Trade Center is a rebuilt World Trade Center complex in New York City, USA. The building is located at the northwest corner of the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the original Twin Towers stood before their destruction in the terrorist attacks of 9/11. One World Trade Center stands at a symbolic height of 1,776 feet (541 meters) in honor of the year of the United States Declaration of Independence. The building cost an estimated $3.9 billion to construct, which makes it the most expensive buildings.
- Burj Khalifa in Dubai
Burj Khalifa is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The building was designed by Adrian Smith of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and was completed in 2010. The building cost an estimated $1.5 billion to construct. Burj Khalifa stands at a height of 828 meters (2,722 feet), making it the tallest building in the world, a title it has held since its completion. The building also includes office space, luxury apartments, a hotel, the Armani hotel, and the world’s highest observation deck, “At the Top,” on the 124th floor
- The Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort located in Marina Bay, Singapore. The resort was designed by Moshe Safdie and was completed in 2010. The building cost an estimated $5.5 billion to construct. Marina Bay Sands features a hotel with 2,561 rooms and suites, a convention-exhibition center, a mall, and a museum, as well as two theaters and multiple dining, nightlife, and entertainment options. It is also the most valuable building in the world.
The Famous Mega Mansions in Dubai
Dubai is also known for its luxurious real estate and opulent properties, including mega-mansions. Some of the most famous Dubai Mega mansions include The “Palace of Emirates,” a luxurious mansion in the prestigious Emirates Hills community, and “Villa Leopolda,” a mansion in the exclusive Palm Jumeirah community. Both are the most expensive and luxurious properties in Dubai, valued at over $50 million.