12 Most Expensive Things Ever Built

Published December 22nd, 2020 - 01:18 GMT

Infrastructure from bridges to streets to airports to tunnels might cost a fortune. However, it’s an indication of how advanced a country is and how services are provided to the public.

Here is a list of 12 most expensive things ever built.

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1.Burj Khalifa, UAE

1.Burj Khalifa, UAE: The tallest skyscraper in the world, Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifah‘s cost is estimated to be 1.5$ billion. The skyscraper is home to the first Armani Hotel and over 800 private apartments. It was renamed Burj Khalifa to honour UAE’s president; H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

2. Heathrow Terminal 2

2.Heathrow Terminal 2: It is known as The Queen's Terminal, which was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II in 2014, replacing Heathrow's first passenger buildings. Its cost is estimated to be 2.3 billion GBP.

3. History Supreme Yacht

3.History Supreme Yacht: This luxurious vessel is reported to be the world's most expensive private yacht and was commissioned for Stuart Hughes of Liverpool, UK, from an anonymous Malaysian businessman. It took 3 years to complete this 100 ft yacht using 100,000 kilograms of solid gold and platinum, and its cost is estimated at $4.8 billion.

4. Large Hadron Collider

4.Large Hadron Collider: It is the world’s biggest and most powerful particle accelerator. The 27-km long collider was built deep underground, straddling the French and Swiss borders. Its primary aim was to recreate the conditions that existed immediately after the Big Bang. The collider was first started on September 10, 2008. Its estimated cost is $4.75 billion and came in number 9

5. Oakland Bay Bridge

5. Oakland Bay Bridge: The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge is the world's longest self-anchored suspension bridge that carries approximately 2,60,000 vehicles a day on its two decks. It has been designed to withstand strong earthquakes foreseeable by the engineers over the next 1,500 years. Its cost is estimated at $6.5 billion.

6. Euro Tunnel

6.Euro Tunnel: this tunnel is a 50.45-kilometre rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent, in the UK with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, near Calais in northern France, beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover. Its cost is estimated at $60 billion.

7. London Crossrail

7.London Crossrail: Iit is the largest construction project in Europe and is aimed at connecting London between Heathrow airport and the county of Essex to speed up connections. The 118-kilometre railway line is believed to relieve pressure on London's crowded underground rail network. Its cost is estimated at $23 billion.

8. Hong Kong International Airport

8. Hong Kong International Airport: It operates flights to over 190 locations worldwide from more than 100 airlines. It is reported as one of the busiest in the world. The airport is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok, its estimated cost is $20 billion.

9. Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station

9.Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station: It started producing power from mid-2020, and it constructs a 3,200 MWe nuclear power station with two EPR reactors in Somerset, England. Estimated cost is 22.5 billion pounds.

10. Gorgon Liquified Natural Gas Plant

10. Gorgon Liquified Natural Gas Plant: The liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant is the largest single-resource development in Australia's history. The gas plant, built by Chevron, is located on Barrow Island off Australia’s northwest coast to process a huge off-shore gas field. It has a production capacity of 15 million tons per annum and a lifespan of up to 60 years. The company began production in March 2016. Its estimated cost is $54 billion.

11. The Great Mosque of Mecca

11. The Great Mosque of Mecca: With an estimated cost of $100 billion, the Great Mosque of Mecca or Mekkah is the largest mosque in the world, and surrounds Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba in Saudi Arabia. It covers 400,800 square metres.

12. International Space Station

12. International Space Station: International Space Station (ISS) is a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit at about 240 miles (386 km) above the planet. The ISS's first component was launched into orbit in 1998, the last pressurised module was fitted on to the satellite in 2011, and the station is expected to be in use until 2028. Its cost is estimated to be $150 billion.

1.Burj Khalifa, UAE
2. Heathrow Terminal 2
3. History Supreme Yacht
4. Large Hadron Collider
5. Oakland Bay Bridge
6. Euro Tunnel
7. London Crossrail
8. Hong Kong International Airport
9. Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station
10. Gorgon Liquified Natural Gas Plant
11. The Great Mosque of Mecca
12. International Space Station
1.Burj Khalifa, UAE
1.Burj Khalifa, UAE: The tallest skyscraper in the world, Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifah‘s cost is estimated to be 1.5$ billion. The skyscraper is home to the first Armani Hotel and over 800 private apartments. It was renamed Burj Khalifa to honour UAE’s president; H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
2. Heathrow Terminal 2
2.Heathrow Terminal 2: It is known as The Queen's Terminal, which was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II in 2014, replacing Heathrow's first passenger buildings. Its cost is estimated to be 2.3 billion GBP.
3. History Supreme Yacht
3.History Supreme Yacht: This luxurious vessel is reported to be the world's most expensive private yacht and was commissioned for Stuart Hughes of Liverpool, UK, from an anonymous Malaysian businessman. It took 3 years to complete this 100 ft yacht using 100,000 kilograms of solid gold and platinum, and its cost is estimated at $4.8 billion.
4. Large Hadron Collider
4.Large Hadron Collider: It is the world’s biggest and most powerful particle accelerator. The 27-km long collider was built deep underground, straddling the French and Swiss borders. Its primary aim was to recreate the conditions that existed immediately after the Big Bang. The collider was first started on September 10, 2008. Its estimated cost is $4.75 billion and came in number 9
5. Oakland Bay Bridge
5. Oakland Bay Bridge: The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge is the world's longest self-anchored suspension bridge that carries approximately 2,60,000 vehicles a day on its two decks. It has been designed to withstand strong earthquakes foreseeable by the engineers over the next 1,500 years. Its cost is estimated at $6.5 billion.
6. Euro Tunnel
6.Euro Tunnel: this tunnel is a 50.45-kilometre rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent, in the UK with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, near Calais in northern France, beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover. Its cost is estimated at $60 billion.
7. London Crossrail
7.London Crossrail: Iit is the largest construction project in Europe and is aimed at connecting London between Heathrow airport and the county of Essex to speed up connections. The 118-kilometre railway line is believed to relieve pressure on London's crowded underground rail network. Its cost is estimated at $23 billion.
8. Hong Kong International Airport
8. Hong Kong International Airport: It operates flights to over 190 locations worldwide from more than 100 airlines. It is reported as one of the busiest in the world. The airport is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok, its estimated cost is $20 billion.
9. Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station
9.Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station: It started producing power from mid-2020, and it constructs a 3,200 MWe nuclear power station with two EPR reactors in Somerset, England. Estimated cost is 22.5 billion pounds.
10. Gorgon Liquified Natural Gas Plant
10. Gorgon Liquified Natural Gas Plant: The liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant is the largest single-resource development in Australia's history. The gas plant, built by Chevron, is located on Barrow Island off Australia’s northwest coast to process a huge off-shore gas field. It has a production capacity of 15 million tons per annum and a lifespan of up to 60 years. The company began production in March 2016. Its estimated cost is $54 billion.
11. The Great Mosque of Mecca
11. The Great Mosque of Mecca: With an estimated cost of $100 billion, the Great Mosque of Mecca or Mekkah is the largest mosque in the world, and surrounds Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba in Saudi Arabia. It covers 400,800 square metres.
12. International Space Station
12. International Space Station: International Space Station (ISS) is a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit at about 240 miles (386 km) above the planet. The ISS's first component was launched into orbit in 1998, the last pressurised module was fitted on to the satellite in 2011, and the station is expected to be in use until 2028. Its cost is estimated to be $150 billion.

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