Despite the fact that the buildings and massive structures cost a lot of money, governments and companies around the world continue to build them for a hundred years. Large projects exceed budgets easily in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Any building requires the cost of paying for the work, building materials, design, construction site search, design. Lots of money can go nowhere if you do not control the costs clearly. Even with a team of experts and thought-out plan, the cost of the work can go beyond calculation. This is what happened to these 10 most expensive building in the world.
Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world with its 136 floors! However, this incredible cost Dubai skyscraper inexpensive – just $ 1.5 billion. It is relatively cheap, although the building was built continuously for 6 years. The building was completed in 2010.
Heathrow Airport Terminal 2
Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 is a new department at Heathrow Airport, which was completed in 2014. Since the airport itself is very busy, Terminal 2 was built outside in order to save. Despite this, the price was 3.4 billion dollars.
The Large Hadron Collider
The Large Hadron Collider was known when scientists tried to find a particle Higgs boson. CERN began construction in 1998 and completed 10 years later, in 2008. It cost 5.8 billion dollars. However, many scientists agree on the opinion that is money well spent, because it is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world.
Bridge from San Francisco to Auckland
Bridge from San Francisco to Oakland is one of the most exciting planet bridges. Its length is more than 3000 m and is situated at an altitude of 176 m. The bridge was built in 1933, but the reconstruction of the eastern part started in 2002. They opened the bridge in 2013, and the total reconstruction was 6.5 billion dollars. Interestingly, every day across the bridge passes 250,000 cars.
Hong Kong International Airport
Once it became clear that Kai Tak Airport Airport is not suitable as the main airport in Hong Kong, the authorities decided to build a new airport in the uninhabited parts. As a result, it was built at Chek Lap Kok island and erected a huge building almost the entire island. All the works have cost 20 billion dollars. Today, the airport is one of the busiest in the world.
Knowing the size of the future railway Crossrail (157 km), passing through London, you will not be surprised of its alleged value of 21.6 billion dollars. This road will replace several old still existing road systems.
Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca
The royal family of Saudi Arabia recently announced the reconstruction of the Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca. The renovation project also includes construction of a new roadway and railway. It is planned to spend 23 billion dollars, but the price may rise if there are unforeseeable costs.
Nuclear power plant in Hinckley
In recent years, no country has built any nuclear power plant. The reason for this – they are expensive cost. Construction of the station in the town of Hinckley will cost about 26 billion dollars. Most of the leaves mainly on testing equipment, expertise and installation of security systems.
Gas Plant Chevron Gorgon
The International Space Station
The most expensive construction in the human history is the International Space Station: a joint project of Russia and the United States. The first modules for the station were launched into space back in 1998, and the modules constructions is still being upgraded, adding new features and equipment. The bill in $ 100 billion for the station was splited by different member states.