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List of cities with the most skyscrapers

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Skyline of Hong Kong at night which has 355 skyscrapers.

The list of cities with most skyscrapers ranks cities around the world by their number of skyscrapers. A skyscraper is defined as a continuously habitable high-rise building that has over 40 floors[1] and is taller than approximately 150 m (492 ft).[2] Historically, the term first referred to buildings with 10 to 20 floors in the 1880s. The definition shifted with advancing construction technology during the 20th Century which allowed for taller buildings to be constructed.[1] The lists within this article uses the above definition and complements the list of cities with the most high-rise buildings.

List of cities by number of completed skyscrapers taller than 150 m (492 ft)

This is a list which ranks cities that have at least 10 completed skyscrapers that are taller than 150 m (492 ft) as of December 2019.[3]

Rank City Country Image Number of skyscrapers
1 Hong Kong  China Hong Kong Skyline viewed from Victoria Peak.jpg 355
2 Shenzhen  China Shenzhen Skyline from Nanshan.jpg 289[4]
3 New York City  United States Lower Manhattan from Jersey City November 2014 panorama 3.jpg 284
4 Dubai  United Arab Emirates Dubai skyline 2010.jpg 199
5 Shanghai  China Pudong Shanghai November 2017 panorama.jpg 163
6 Tokyo  Japan Skyscrapers Shinjuku 2007 rev.jpg 155
7 Chongqing  China Chongqing Nightscape.jpg 127
8 Chicago  United States Chicago sunrise 1.jpg 126
9 Guangzhou  China Guangzhou Twin Towers.jpg 115
10 Wuhan  China Skyline of Wuhan-2.jpg 96
11 Bangkok  Thailand Ratchadamri at night (9322828200).jpg 92
12 Jakarta  Indonesia Jakarta Skyline Part 2.jpg 91
13= Metro Manilaα  Philippines BGC.jpg 90
13= Singapore  Singapore Singapore Marina-Bay-Panorama-02.jpg 89
14 Shenyang  China Shenyang Qingnian Street.JPG 85
15 Chengdu  China Jiuyanqiao.jpg 81
16 Mumbai  India Mumbai Skyline at Night.jpg 80
17 Seoul  South Korea Lotte World Tower (22074455581).jpg 78
18 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Skyline at dusk.jpg 75
19 Toronto  Canada Sunset Toronto Skyline Panorama Crop from Snake Island.jpg 72
20 Busan  South Korea View of the Haeundae Skyline.png 61
21 Nanjing  China Nanjing Zifeng Tower 紫峰大厦2.jpg 58
22 Tianjin  China Tianjin Skyline 2009 Sep 11 by Nangua 2.jpg 54
23= Miami  United States Downtown Miami Panorama from the Rusty Pelican photo D Ramey Logan.jpg 53
25 Nanning  China Nanning skyline 2008.JPG 53
25= Melbourne  Australia Melbourne skyline - cropped and contrast.jpg 52
25= Panama City  Panama Panama City financial district.jpg 52
27 Istanbul  Turkey Modern Istanbul skyline.jpg 46
28= Beijing  China CBD view from Tongzhou 3.jpg 43
28= Moscow  Russia Moscow International Business Center A 01.jpg 43
30= Osaka  Japan Central Osaka.jpg 41
30= Dalian  China DalianSkyline.JPG 41
32 Sydney  Australia Sydney skyline and harbour.jpg 40
33= Hangzhou  China Hangzhou Skyline against the West Lake.png 39
33= Houston  United States Panoramic Houston skyline.jpg 39
35 Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates Wv Abu Dhabi banner2.jpg 38
36 Doha  Qatar Doha Skyline (26721846430).jpg 35
37= Incheon  South Korea Siheung October 2014 06.JPG 32
37= Macau  China Vistas de Macao, 2013-08-08, DD 02.jpg 32
39 Changsha  China Changsha 2019 2.jpg 31
40 London  United Kingdom City of London skyline 27.12.2019.jpg 30
41= Nanchang  China Nanchang Bayi Guangchang 20120723-20.jpg 29
41= Xiamen  China Amoy Skyscrapers 2018.jpg 29
43 Suzhou  China Gate of the Orient 东方之门 dong fang zhi men Suzhou photo Christian Gänshirt 2015.JPG 27
44 Los Angeles  United States 26
45 San Francisco  United States San Francisco skyline of April 2017 seen from Treasure Island.jpg 25
46= Jinan  China Jinanfromqianfoshan.jpg 24
46= Zhuhai  China Portas do Cerco.JPG 24
48 Mexico City  Mexico Ciudad.de.Mexico.City.Distrito.Federal.DF.Paseo.Reforma.Skyline.jpg 23
49 Qingdao  China Qingdao picture.jpg 22
50= Boston  United States
21
50= Hefei  China Hefeiskyline.jpg 21
50= Ningbo  China Downtown Ningbo with Tianyi Square.jpg 21
50= Seattle  United States Seattle Skyline WSB.jpg 21
50= Wuxi  China Wuxi.jpg 21
55= Dallas  United States Dallas view.jpg 20
55= Liuzhou  China Liuzhou city night photo.JPG 20
57= Calgary  Canada Calgary Skyline 2015 2.png 18
57= Kunming  China
Kunming 40.JPG
18
57= Tel Aviv  Israel Panorama of Tel Aviv.jpg 18
57= Riyadh  Saudi Arabia Riyadh North Skyline .jpg 18
60= Atlanta  United States Atlanta Skyline from Buckhead.jpg 17
60= Fuzhou  China Wusi Hualin Road Intersection CBD.jpg 17
60= Kuwait City  Kuwait Kuwait City cropped.jpg 17
60= Taiyuan  China
太原市中心.jpg
17
64= Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam
Río Saigón, Ciudad Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 2013-08-14, DD 29.JPG
16
65= Brisbane  Australia Brisbane May 2013.jpg 15
65= Frankfurt am Main  Germany Frankfurt Skyline (16259801511).jpg 15
65= Goyang  South Korea Hipark city Familie.jpg 14
65= Las Vegas  United States Las Vegas 89.jpg 14
65= Pyongyang  North Korea Laika ac Pyongyang (7975203722).jpg 14
65= Taipei  Taiwan 20180121 Taipei, Taiwan Skyline from Xiangshan (cropped).jpg 14
65= Xi'an  China Tangchengqiang park.JPG 14
72= Surabaya  Indonesia Tunjungan Plaza 23 June 2019.jpg 13
72= Manama  Bahrain Manama, Bahrain Decembre 2014.jpg 13
72= Paris-Courbevoie  France Paris - Eiffelturm und Marsfeld2.jpg 13
72= Philadelphia  United States 13
72= São Paulo  Brazil CENU, São Paulo, Brasil.jpg 13
72= Taichung  Taiwan Taichung skyline on a clear day.JPG 13
72= Balneario Camboriu  Brazil Vista parcial de Balneário Camboriú SC a partir do Parque Unipraias.JPG 13
80= Bogotá  Colombia Centro fin Btá 2.jpg 12
80= Kolkata  India Kolkata skyline at night.jpg 12
80= Pattaya  Thailand Pattaya Thailand skyline photo D Ramey Logan.jpg 12
80= Sharjah  United Arab Emirates Al Khan Lagoon by Night.jpg 12
84= Buenos Aires  Argentina Buenos Aires con las puertas abiertas.jpg 11
84= Guiyang  China Downtown Guiyang (28693000301).jpg 11
84= Jersey City  United States 2013 Jersey City skyline 2.jpg 11
84= Lanzhou  China Lanzhou city from Five Springs Park.jpg 11
84= Nagoya  Japan 180324 Nagoya Castle & Skyscrapers in Meieki.jpg 11
84= Zhengzhou  China Zhengzhou CBD 2013.jpg 11
90= Daejeon  South Korea Daejeon Government Complex.jpg 10
90= Dongguan  China Dongguan Avenue (CBD) 2010.jpg 10
90= Kawasaki  Japan Musashi-kosugi skyscrapers.jpg 10
90= Montreal  Canada Montreal August 2017 05.jpg 10
90= Pittsburgh  United States Pittsburgh skyline panorama daytime.jpg 10

List of cities by number of skyscrapers under construction taller than 150 m (492 ft)

This is a list which ranks cities that have at least 10 skyscrapers under construction that are taller than 150 m (492 ft) as of November 2019.[5]

Rank City Country Image No. of skyscrapers under construction
1 Shenzhen  China Shenzhen Skyline from Nanshan.jpg 71
2 Mumbai  India Mumbai Skyline at Night.jpg 50
3 Dubai  United Arab Emirates Dubai skyline 2010.jpg 49
4 Metro Manilaα  Philippines BGC.jpg 40
5 Toronto  Canada Toronto Skyline (3594919082).jpg 36
6 New York City  United States Lower Manhattan from Jersey City November 2014 panorama 3.jpg 32
7 Shenyang  China Shenyang Qingnian Street.JPG 30
8 Wuhan  China WuhanSkyline.jpg 28
9 Guangzhou  China Guangzhou dusk panorama.jpg 24
10 Chongqing  China SkylineOfChongqing.jpg 23
11= Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Moonrise over kuala lumpur.jpg 22
11= Melbourne  Australia Melbourne skyline - cropped and contrast.jpg 22
11= Nanning  China Nanning skyline 2008.JPG 22
12 Guiyang  China Guiyang buildings.jpg 21
13 Shanghai  China Shanghai - Pudong - Lujiazui.jpg 18
14= Sydney  Australia Sydney skyline and harbour.jpg 17
14= Bangkok  Thailand Ratchadamri at night (9322828200).jpg 17
15= Jakarta  Indonesia Jakarta Skyline Part 2.jpg 16
15= Balneário Camboriú  Brazil Vista parcial de Balneário Camboriú SC a partir do Parque Unipraias.JPG 16
15= London  United Kingdom London from a hot air balloon.jpg 16
16 Nanjing  China 15
17 Busan  South Korea Busan harbour.jpg 14
18 Ningbo  China Downtown Ningbo with Tianyi Square.jpg 13
19= Hangzhou  China Qianjiang guoji shidai plaza 09.jpg 12
19= Riyadh  Saudi Arabia Riyadh North Skyline .jpg 12
19= Tokyo  Japan Skyscrapers Shinjuku 2007 rev.jpg 12
19= Xi'an  China XiAn qujiang.jpg 12
20 Hefei  China Hefeiskyline.jpg 11
21= Changsha  China 长沙市解放西路酒吧一条街.jpg 10
21= Miami  United States Downtown Miami Panorama from the Rusty Pelican photo D Ramey Logan.jpg 10

Cities with at least 50 skyscrapers above 150m (under construction inclusive)

Included in this chart are cities with skyscrapers of known heights that are completed or under construction.

Rank City ≥800m ≥700m ≥600m ≥500m ≥450m ≥400m ≥350m ≥300m ≥250m ≥200m ≥150m
1 China Shenzhen[6] 1 1 2 10 22 48 139 362
2 Hong Kong Hong Kong[7] 1 2 4 6 16 66 356
3 United States New York City[8] 1 2 5 8 18 36 102 311
4 United Arab Emirates Dubai[9] 1 1 1 1 1 3 15 34 70 121 242
5 China Shanghai[10] 1 1 2 3 4 10 28 70 182
6 Japan Tokyo[11] 1 3 33 167
7 Indonesia Jakarta[12] 5 20 67 148
8 China Chongqing[13] 1 2 4 7 22 55 141
9 China Guangzhou[14] 1 1 2 6 14 27 47 140
10 United States Chicago[15] 2 3 7 16 35 131
11 China Wuhan[16] 1 3 3 7 14 51 129
12 China Shenyang[17] 1 5 8 40 115
13 Thailand Bangkok[18] 1 1 4 13 30 107
14 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur[19] 1 1 3 4 5 11 21 56 102
15 India Mumbai[20] 1 1 20 51 100
16 Canada Toronto[21] 1 8 33 99
17 Singapore Singapore[22] 8 34 91
18 China Chengdu[23] 1 1 1 3 4 26 89
19 South Korea Seoul[24] 1 1 1 1 2 6 21 85
20 China Nanning[25] 1 1 2 3 7 9 29 73
21 South Korea Busan[26] 1 1 4 11 22 72
22 China Nanjing[27] 1 1 2 11 16 38 70
23 Australia Melbourne[28] 1 8 25 67
24 United States Miami[29] 1 9 63
25 China Tianjin[30] 2 2 2 2 5 11 31 59
26 Philippines Makati[31] 4 21 53
=27 Australia Sydney[32] 2 17 52
=27 Panama Panama City[33] 4 23 52
=29 China Hangzhou[34] 2 14 24 51
=29 Russia Moscow[35] 1 3 7 15 22 51

Cities with at least 1 skyscraper above 300m (i.e. about 75–80 floors) (under construction and on-hold inclusive)

City ≥700m ≥600m ≥500m ≥450m ≥400m ≥350m ≥300m
United Arab Emirates Dubai[36] 1 1 1 1 3 15 34
China Shenzhen[6] 1 1 2 10 21
United States New York City[8] 1 2 6 10 19
China Guangzhou[14] 2 1 2 4 10
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 1 1 3 5 6 9
China Tianjin[30] 1 2 3 3 8
China Shanghai[10] 1 1 3 4 4 6
China Hong Kong[37] 1 1 2 4 6
China Chongqing[13] 1 1 2 6
United States Chicago[15] 1 1 2 2 6
Saudi Arabia Mecca 1 1 1 1 1 1
Saudi Arabia Jeddah 1 1 1 1 2 3 4
Saudi Arabia Riyadh 2 4
Kuwait Kuwait City 2 5
Indonesia Jakarta[38] 1 4
Russia Moscow 2 6
United States San Francisco 1
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 1 6
Australia Gold Coast 1
South Korea Incheon 1
Thailand Bangkok 1 1 4
Qatar Doha 2 4 4 4 5
Chile Santiago 1
South Korea Seoul 1 1 1 1 2
South Korea Busan 1 1 1 1 2
France Paris[39] 2
Kazakhstan Astana 1 1
United States Houston[40] 2
United States Los Angeles 2
United Kingdom London 1
Mexico Mexico City 1
Mexico Monterrey 2
Japan Osaka 1
Sri Lanka Colombo 1 1 2
United States Philadelphia 1
United States Atlanta 1
Australia Melbourne 1
India Mumbai 1 2 5
Taiwan Taipei 1 1 1 1 2
North Korea Pyongyang 1
Canada Toronto 1
Pakistan Karachi 1
Taiwan Kaohsiung 1

Notes

Manila is a metropolitan city composed of 17 administrative areas (16 cities and 1 municipality) also known as Metro Manila making it one of the largest megacities in the world.[41] Formally called the National Capital Region, the city encompasses an area of 613.14 square kilometers, which is comparable to the areas covered by other cities on the list such as Seoul, Singapore, and Mumbai. This is not to be confused with the City of Manila which is only 42.88 square kilometers and is the historic core that formerly governed the whole metropolis, like the City of London in London. Its number of completed skyscrapers combined is 89 (44 in Makati, 16 in Mandaluyong, 10 in Taguig, 8 in Pasig, 7 in the City of Manila, 2 in Quezon City[42] and 2 in San Juan[43]) tied at 13th with Singapore.

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