MOST EXPENSIVE SINGLE OBJECTS
Added on: 9th Feb 2014
ORESUND BRIDGE (COST:$6 BILLION)
The Oresund Bridge connects Sweden and Denmark, and it is
the longest highway and railroad bridge in Europe.
LARGE HADRON COLLIDER (COST: $6 BILLION)
The LHC lies in a tunnel 27 kilometres (17mi) in circumference,
as much as 175 metres (574ft) beneath the Franco-Swiss border
near Geneva, Switzerland.
EXPERIMENTAL FUSION REACTOR (COST: $6.5 BILLION)
ITER - International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor is an
international tokamak (magnetic confinement fusion) research/engineering
project that could help to make the transition from today’s studies of
plasmaphysics to future electricity-producing fusion power plants.
OLKILUOTO NUCLEAR POWER PLANT(COST: $7.2 BILLION)
The Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant is on Olkiluoto Island, which is on the
shore of the Gulf of Bothnia in the municipality of Eurajoki in western Finland.
ALASKA PIPELINE (COST: $8 BILLION)
1,287.961 km of the pipleline with the diameter of 48 inches (122 cm)
that conveys oil from Prudhoe Bay, to Valdez, Alaska. The crude oil
pipeline is privately owned by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.
CLASS AIRCRAFT CARRIER (COST: $8.1 BILLION)
The CVN-78-class aircraft carriers (or Ford-class) are a planned
class of super carrier for the United States Navy.
JAMES BAY PROJECT ( COST: 13.8 BILLION)
The James Bay Project refers to the construction by state-owned
utility Hydro-Québec of a series of hydroelectric power stations on
the La Grande River in north western Quebec, Canada.
THREE GORGES DAM(COST: $25 BILLION)
The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the
Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in the
Yiling District of Yichang, in Hubei province, China.
ITAIPU DAM (COST: $27 BILLION)
The Itaipu Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located
on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION(COST: $157 BILLION)
With a greater mass than that of any previous space station,
the ISS can be seen from Earth with the naked eye, and is by far
the largest artificial satellite that has ever orbited Earth.