Makkah’s clock tower among world’s most expensive skyscrapers

Published: March 17, 2017


Hovering skyscrapers are reshaping skylines across the world’s major cities. Over the last few decades hundreds of skyscrapers have been built with their costs continuing to soar. A round-up of the most expensive towers built in the last 20 years by Business Insider found that Makkah’s clock tower was the most expensive tower to be built.

Here we look at 14 of the world’s most expensive skyscrapers built in the last two decades.

1. Abraj Al Bait, Saudi Arabia

The construction of the Abraj Al Bait, featuring seven towers, started in 2007 and was completed in 2012. At a staggering $15 billion, the towers are owned by the Saudi Arabian government and located in Makkah. The tallest tower which stands at 120 stories features the world’s largest clock face. The towers comprise of restaurants, a five-story shopping mall, luxury hotels and condos, and a parking garage.


2. Marina Bay Sands Resort, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands Resort, made up of three towers, were opened in Singapore in 2010. At $5.7 billion, it is considered to be one of the world’s most expensive casino properties and includes a hotel, convention centre, a mall, a museum, two theatres, an ice rink and seven restaurants.


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  1. with more or less 100% occupancy whole year round it might also be one of the more profitable properties.

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