The Most Expensive Buildings in the U.S.

Ask the average American which city contains nearly half of America’s most expensive buildings and what would they say? New York, perhaps? Or maybe Los Angeles? Chicago, for those who know of the Windy City’s rich architectural history? But alas, none of those answers would be correct. According to a new survey by Emporis (a data website that collects information about buildings around the world), Las Vegas houses nine out of the 20 most expensive buildings in the country. While big-name architects and location both play a part in the final cost, oftentimes it’s the infrastructure that makes a million-dollar design turn into a multimillion-dollar project. Below, ADsurveys the 20 most expensive buildings in the United States.

 

Millennium Tower

Building: Millennium Tower
Location: Boston, MA
Cost: $620 million
Year: 2016
Architect: Handel Architects

The Mirage

Building: The Mirage
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $650 million
Year: 1989
Architect: Joel Bergman

Palms Place

Building: Palms Place
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $650 million
Year: 2008
Architect: KGA Architecture

 

Belfer Research Building

Building: Belfer Research Building
Location: New York, NY
Cost: $650 million
Year: 2014
Architects: Todd Schliemann, Ennead Architects

Rush Hospital, East Tower

Building: The Rush Hospital, East Tower
Location: Chicago, IL
Cost: $654 million
Year: 2012
Architect: Perkins & Will

7 World Trade Center

Building: 7 World Trade Center
Location: New York, NY
Cost: $700 million
Year: 2006
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

 

Elara

Building: Elara
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $750 million
Year: 2009
Architect: Gerald Koi

Devon Energy Center

Building: Devon Energy Center
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Cost: $750 million
Year: 2012
Architect: Jon Pickard

Paris Las Vegas

Building: Paris Las Vegas
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $785 million
Year: 1999
Architect: Joel Bergman

 

The New York Times Building

Building: The New York Times Building
Location: New York, NY
Cost: $850,000,000
Year: 2007
Architect: Renzo Piano

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Building: Trump International Hotel & Tower (center)
Location: Chicago, IL
Cost: $850 million
Year: 2009
Architect: Adrian Smith, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

Building: Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $925 million
Year: 2006
Architect: Friedmutter Group

 

MGM Grand Resort & Casino

Building: MGM Grand Resort & Casino
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $1 billion
Year: 1993
Architect: Veldon Simpson

SunTrust Financial Centre

Building: SunTrust Financial Centre
Location: Tampa, FL
Cost: $1 billion
Year: 1992
Architect: Cooper Carry

Bank of America Tower

Building: Bank of America Tower
Location: New York, NY
Cost: $1 billion
Year: 2009
Architects: COOKFOX Architects and Adamson Associates Architects

 

Wilshire Grand Center

Building: Wilshire Grand Center
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Cost: $1.2 billion
Year: 2017
Architect: AC Martin Partners

The Palazzo

Building: The Palazzo
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $1.9 billion
Year: 2007
Architect: HKS

Goldman Sachs Headquarters

Building: Goldman Sachs Headquarters
Location: New York, NY
Cost: $2.1 billion
Year: 2010
Architects: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Adamson Associates Architects

 

Wynn Las Vegas

Building: Wynn Las Vegas
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $2.7 billion
Year: 2005
Architect: Marnell Corrao Associates

One World Trade Center

Building: One World Trade Center
Location: New York, NY
Cost: $3.8 billion
Year: 2014
Architects: David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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