Olkiluoto third reactor now the most expensive building in the world.

Hilsinginger sanomat: “Originally a third nuclear reactor at Olkiluoto was supposed to pay about € 3 billion , but the construction of the final price is expected to rise to 8.5 billion . At this price the Olkiluoto is more expensive than any skyscraper or a luxury casino.” “The most expensive single commercial building is known to have a casino hotel in Singapore Marina Bay Sands , which cost in today’s money of €5.2 billion . The price of the Olkiluoto number three would have been able to build in New York City , three new One World Trade Center skyscrapers.”
Bellona: Woes continue to mount around the construction of Finland’s Olkiluoto 3, the new generation European Pressurized Reactor (EPR), as new cost estimates for its completion have reached new heights, hitting the $11 billion dollar mark, Hesingen Sanomat reported, outpacing expenditures on ultra-luxury hotels and paying for the reconstruction of the World Trade Center three times over. The project, which as of last year this time was already running $7 billion, or €5 billion, over its originally estimated price tag of €3 billion, sheds a dim light on the practicality and expense of the first-of-its kind reactor, which has been touted as a revolution in nuclear power production. Nils Bøhmer, Bellona’s general director and nuclear physicist called the new round of cost overruns “absolutely insane” and questioned why such lavish sums could not be expended in the field of far cheaper renewable and alternative energy sources.