The ten most expensive buildings in the world

According to Guillaume Huault Dupuy, a Brussels-based freelance journalist and photographer, the Great Mosque of Mecca (Saudi Arabia) is amongst the ten most expensive buildings in the world. Valued at 100 billion USD, the 456 000 m² structure can host up to 900 000 people.

MeccaSecond on the list is ITER, a civil nuclear fusion research reactor project in the Bouches-du-Rhône (France) with an estimated value of 25 billion USD.

ITER is followed by Abraj Al-Bait, a residential complex based in Mecca in Saudi Arabia, and Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, a 5 billion USD resort. The place is known for its 340-metre-long panoramic terrace with the world's largest infinity pool.

Other buildings of lower value are listed in the table below:

(Billion USD)
The Great Mosque of Mecca
MosqueSaudi Arabia100
Civil Nuclear Fusion Research ReactorFrance25
Abraj Al-BaitResidential complexSaudi Arabia16
Marina Bay Sands
Resort Word Sentosa
Apple Park
Apple HeadquartersUSA4.17
One World Trade Center
BuildingUnited States3.9
Emirates Palace
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Shard
Offices and luxury homes skyscraperUK3.3
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