List of cities with the most skyscrapers

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This list of cities with most skyscrapers ranks cities around the world by their number of buildings higher than various thresholds, complementing the list of cities with the most high-rise buildings, which uses a 150m cutoff.

List of all cities by number of completed or topped out skyscrapers[edit]

This is a list of cities by number of completed or topped out skyscrapers. The majority of international organizations, such as the CTBUH and Emporis, define a skyscraper as a building that reaches or exceeds the height of 150 metres.[1]

Rank City Country/region Image No. of skyscrapers
1 Hong Kong  Hong Kong Overlook Hong Kong Island north coast, Victoria Harbour and Kowloon from middle section of Lugard Road at daytime (enlarged version and better contrast, revised).jpg 373
2 New York City  United States WestsideManhattanPanorama.jpg 250
3 Dubai  United Arab Emirates Dubai banner 2.jpg 168
4 Shanghai  China Shanghai Pudong Panorama Jan 2 2014.jpg 135
5 Chicago  United States Chicago Skyline from Lake Michigan.jpg 117
6 Tokyo  Japan Tokyo View from Mori Tower.jpg 116
7 Chongqing  China SkylineOfChongqing.jpg 103
8 Guangzhou  China Guangzhou dusk panorama.jpg 98
9 Jakarta  Indonesia SCBD, Jakarta.jpg 88
10 Singapore  Singapore 1 bishan park panorama 2012.jpg 74
Shenzen  China 74
12 Shenyang  China 73
13 Chengdu  China 70
Seoul  South Korea Downtown Seoul.jpg 70
15 Metro Manila  Philippines Makati skyline mjlsha.jpg 57
Mumbai  India Mumbai panaroma.jpg 57
17 Bangkok  Thailand Si Lom panorama.jpg 51
Tianjin  China Tianjin Skyline 2009 Sep 11 by Nangua 2.jpg 51
19 Busan  South Korea Busan harbour.jpg 49
20 Panama City  Panama Panama city.png 49
21 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Moonrise over kuala lumpur.jpg 48
Nanjing  China 47
23 Toronto  Canada Toronto skyline toronto islands b.JPG 43
24 Miami  United States Downtown Miami Panorama from the Rusty Pelican photo D Ramey Logan.jpg 38
25 Osaka  Japan 37
26 Houston  United States Panoramic Houston skyline.jpg 33
Istanbul  Turkey Modern Istanbul skyline.jpg 33
Moscow  Russia ММДЦ с Воробьевых гор 26 февраля 2014 года.jpg 33
29 Melbourne  Australia Melbourne Night Panorama.jpg 32
Incheon  South Korea 32
31 Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Corniche Beach.jpg 30
32 Sydney  Australia Sydney Panorama.jpg 29
33 Dalian  China 28
34 Doha  Qatar Doha Qatar skyline at night Sept 2012.jpg 26
Wuhan  China 26
36 Los Angeles  United States Los Angeles Skyline at Night.jpg 25
37 Beijing  China 24
38 Hangzhou  China 21
San Francisco  United States San Francisco (Evening).jpg 21
40 Dallas  United States Dallas Downtown and Uptown Panorama.jpg 20
41 Xiamen  China 19
42 Paris/La Défense  France Tour Eiffel 360 Panorama.jpg 19
43 Boston  United States Panoramic Boston.jpg 18
44 London  United Kingdom London from a hot air balloon.jpg 17
45 Atlanta  United States Atlanta Skyline from Buckhead.jpg 16
Macau Macau 16
Wuxi  China 16
48 Calgary  Canada Calgary Skyline 2015 2.png 15
Nanchang  China 15
Qingdao  China 15
Taipei  Taiwan 15
52 Changsha  China 14
Philadelphia  United States 14
Frankfurt  Germany Frankfurt Skyline (16259801511).jpg 14
Las Vegas  United States Las Vegas 89.jpg 14
Seattle  United States Space Needle002.jpg 14
57 Fuzhou  China 13
Kuwait City  Kuwait 13
59 Mexico City  Mexico 12
59 Milan  Italy Milano skyline 02.jpg 12
60 Hefei  China 11
Manama  Bahrain 11
São Paulo  Brazil São Paulo city (Bela Vista).jpg 11
Suzhou  China 11
64 Brisbane  Australia 10
Daejeon  South Korea 10
Jinan  China Jinanfromqianfoshan.jpg 10
Taichung  Taiwan 10
68 Buenos Aires  Argentina Buenos Aires Cityline at Night - Irargerich.jpg 9
Denver  United States 9
Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 9[2]
Minneapolis  United States 9
Nanning  China 9
Pittsburgh  United States 9
Sharjah  United Arab Emirates 9
75 Detroit  United States DetroitSkyline.jpg 8
Goyang  South Korea 8
77 Dongguan  China 7
Gold Coast  Australia Gold Coast skyline 2012.jpg 7
Jersey City  United States 2013 Jersey City skyline 2.jpg 7
Mecca  Saudi Arabia 7
Montreal  Canada Montreal skyline September 2013.jpg 7
Nagoya  Japan 7
Shijiazhuang  China 7
Warsaw  Poland 7
Yokohama  Japan Minato Mirai In Blue.jpg 7
87 Banqiao  Taiwan 6
Bogota  Colombia 6
Charlotte  United States 6
Daegu  South Korea 6
Kaohsiung  Taiwan 6
Kawasaki  Japan 6
Kobe  Japan 6
Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 6
Tel Aviv  Israel Tel Aviv Skyline At Night.jpg 6
Xi'an  China 6
96 Columbus  United States 5
Madrid  Spain 5
Huizhou  China 5
Pattaya  Thailand 5
Perth  Australia Perth Skyline night.jpg 5
Rotterdam  Netherlands 5
Sunny Isles Beach  United States 5
Ulsan  South Korea 5
104 Balneário Camboriú  Brazil 4
Caracas  Venezuela Vistaoestecaracas.jpg 4
Chiba  Japan 4
Cleveland  United States 4
Foshan  China 4
Guiyang  China 4
Haikou  China 4
Ha noi  Vietnam 4
Harbin  China 4
Hwaseong  South Korea 4
Kunming  China 4
Monterrey  Mexico 4
New Orleans  United States 4
Ningbo  China 4
Tampa  United States 4
Tangerang  Indonesia 4
Tulsa  United States 4
Zhengzhou  China 4
122 Ankara  Turkey 3
Astana  Kazakhstan 3
Austin  United States 3
Baku  Azerbaijan City of Baku 2011.jpg 3
Baltimore  United States 3
Benidorm  Spain 3
Changzhou  China 3
Cincinnati  United States 3
Fort Worth  United States 3
Hartford  United States 3
Indianapolis  United States 3
Johannesburg  South Africa Hillbrow Tower2.jpg 3
Lanzhou  China 3
Liuzhou  China 3
Oklahoma City  United States 3
Penang  Malaysia Pg2.jpg 3
Portland  United States 3
Rio de Janeiro  Brazil Vista aérea Centro do Rio de Janeiro RJ.jpg 3
St. Louis  United States 3
San Diego  United States 3
Vienna  Austria 3
Taiyuan  China 3
Wenzhou  China 3
Yantai  China 3
147 Al Fujayrah  United Arab Emirates 2
Anyang  South Korea 2
Atlantic City  United States 2
Auckland  New Zealand Auckland waterfront at night.jpg 2
Barcelona  Spain 2
Bucheon  South Korea 2
Cartagena  Colombia 2
Changwon  South Korea 2
Chatswood  Australia 2
Colombo  Sri Lanka 2
Curitiba  Brazil CuritibaTradeCenterSkyline.jpg 2
Da Nang  Vietnam 2
Dar es Salaam  Tanzania 2
Huzhou  China 2
Hyderabad  India 2
Izmir  Turkey 2
Jacksonville  United States 2
Kansas City  United States 2
Louisville  United States 2
Luoyang  China 2
Lyon  France La Part-Dieu By Night.JPG 2
Medellin  Colombia 2
Miami Beach  United States 2
Milwaukee  United States 2
Mississauga  Canada 2
Nantong  China 2
Nha Trang  Vietnam 2
Quanzhou  China 2
Ramat Gan  Israel 2
Saitama  Japan 2
Sandy Springs  United States 2
Santiago  Chile 2
Turin  Italy 2
Vancouver  Canada 2
Wuhu  China 2
Yekaterinburg  Russia 2
Zhongshan  China 2
184 Durban  South Africa 1
Pretoria  South Africa 1

Cities with at least 100 completed / topped-out skyscrapers above 150m[edit]

Some skyscraper definitions draw the lower limit at 150 metres (492 ft).[3] The following list includes all cities with at least 100 completed or topped-out skyscrapers and freestanding towers according to this definition:

City ≥800m ≥700m ≥600m ≥500m ≥450m ≥400m ≥350m ≥300m ≥250m ≥200m ≥150m
Hong Kong Hong Kong[4] 1 2 4 6 15 62 309
United States New York City[5] 1 1 2 3 7 13 59 227
United Arab Emirates Dubai[6] 1 1 1 1 1 2 8 18 40 73 153
China Shanghai[7] 1 1 2 3 3 5 16 48 131
United States Chicago[8] 2 2 6 12 27 119
Japan Tokyo[9] 1 27 125

Cities with at least 50 skyscrapers above 150m (i.e. about 35–40 floors) (under construction inclusive)[edit]

Only skyscrapers of known height are recorded on the chart. Skyscrapers of unknown height but are known to be at least 35 floors high will still be count for the city's skyscraper tally but will not appear on the chart.

City ≥800m ≥700m ≥600m ≥500m ≥450m ≥400m ≥350m ≥300m ≥250m ≥200m ≥150m
Hong Kong Hong Kong[4] 1 2 4 6 17 65 313
United States New York City[5] 1 2 4 6 10 20 62 247
United Arab Emirates Dubai[6] 1 1 1 1 1 2 8 18 40 73 153
China Shanghai[7] 1 1 2 3 3 5 22 56 145
China Chongqing[10] 1 1 3 6 20 46 124
China Shenzhen[11] 1 1 2 7 17 32 78 121
Japan Tokyo[9] - 24 117
United States Chicago[8] 2 2 6 12 28 116
China Guangzhou[12] 1 1 2 4 10 17 28 109
India Mumbai[citation needed] - 1 2 6 15 36 109
China Shenyang[13] 1 1 1 5 7 31 105
Indonesia Jakarta[14] 1 4 31 45 86
Singapore Singapore[15] 6 29 86
China Chengdu[16] 1 1 2 3 24 85
South Korea Seoul[17] 1 1 1 1 1 5 15 71
China Tianjin[18] 1 2 3 3 6 14 39 66
China Nanjing[19] - - 1 2 3 8 10 25 58
Thailand Bangkok[20] - 1 1 2 3 13 57
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur[21] 1 1 1 1 3 14 17 26 57
Canada Toronto[22] 6 20 57
Panama Panama City[23] 4 12 25 48

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

City ≥700m ≥600m ≥500m ≥450m ≥400m ≥350m ≥300m
United Arab Emirates Dubai[6] 1 1 1 1 4 10 22
India Mumbai 1 1 0 1
China Shenzhen[11] 1 1 2 7 14
United States New York City[5] 1 2 4 7 12
China Guangzhou[12] 1 1 2 4 10
China Tianjin[18] 1 2 3 3 8
China Shanghai[7] 1 1 3 4 4 6
Hong Kong Hong Kong[4] 1 1 2 4 6
China Chongqing[10] 1 1 2 6
United States Chicago[8] 1 2 2 6
Saudi Arabia Mecca - 1 1 1 1 1 1
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur - - - 2 4 7 13
Saudi Arabia Jeddah 1 1 1 1 2 3 4
Saudi Arabia Riyadh - - - 7 - 2 4
Kuwait Kuwait City - - - - 1 2 5
Indonesia Jakarta - - - - - 1 4
Russia Moscow - - - - - - 3
India Delhi - - - - - - 2
United States San Francisco - - - - - - 1
North Korea Pyongyang - - - - - - 1
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi - - - - - 1 6
Australia Gold Coast - - - - - - 1
South Korea Incheon - - - - - - 1
Thailand Bangkok - 1 - - 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
Kazakhstan Astana - - - - - 1 1
United States Houston[24] - - - - - - 2
United States Los Angeles - - - - - - 2
United Kingdom London - - - - - - 1
Japan Osaka - - - - - - 1
Philippines ManilaA - 1 - - 1 - 2
Sri Lanka Colombo - - - - 1 1 2
United States Philadelphia - - - - - - 1
Australia Melbourne - - - - - - 1

List of cities with the most buildings taller than 100m[edit]

This is a ranking of the cities with at least 10 buildings above 100m.[25]

Rank City Country Buildings Combined Heights (m)
1 Hong Kong Hong Kong 1327[26] 333,836
2 Shanghai  China 1463[27] >146,300
3 New York City  United States 794 109,720
5 Tokyo  Japan 556 73,008
6 Dubai  United Arab Emirates 403 66,248
7 Mumbai  India 367 53,941
8 Bangkok  Thailand 355 48,737
9 Chicago  United States 341 48,441
11 Seoul  South Korea 282 39,308
12 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 244 34,035
4 Jakarta  Indonesia 750
13 Singapore  Singapore 238 33,735
14 Toronto  Canada 216 27,867
15 Sao Paulo  Brazil 211 22,794
16 Manila  Philippines 186 26,307
17 Panama City  Panama 185 27,478
18 Shenzhen  China 205[28] 33,435
19 Guangzhou  China 220[29] 42,865
20 Osaka  Japan 172 22,754
21 Miami  United States 137 18,385
22 Moscow  Russia 132 18,504
23 Macau Macau 131 19,597
24 Tianjin  China 131 18,259
25 Chongqing  China 178[30] 31,475
26 Buenos Aires  Argentina 122 15,254
27 Mexico City  Mexico 114 13,862
28 Beijing  China 98 22,192
29 Nanjing  China 89[31] 16,784
30 Honolulu  United States 104 11,855
31 Sydney  Australia 102 13,933
32 Istanbul  Turkey 97 11,897
33 Dalian  China 73 12,803
34 San Francisco  United States 88 11,582
35 Houston  United States 86 12,614
36 Chengdu  China 81 10,453
37 Wuhan  China 79 11,236
38 Doha  Qatar 78 12,254
39 Melbourne  Australia 76 10,648
40 Shenyang  China 76 10,479
41 Atlanta  United States 73 10,471
42 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 73 8,867
43 Los Angeles  United States 70
44 Paris  France 69 9,558
45 Qingdao  China 68 9,404
46 Xiamen  China 66 8,584
47 Busan  South Korea 64 10,556
48 Hangzhou  China 62 8,463
49 Las Vegas  United States 59 8,241
50 Tel Aviv  Israel 59 7,679
51 Brisbane  Australia 55 7,250
51 Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 55[32]
52 Ankara  Turkey 54 8,887
53 Calgary  Canada 54[citation needed] 6,984
54 Dallas  United States 53 7,879
55 Islamabad  Pakistan 51 7,214
56 Montreal  Canada 50 6,998
57 London  United Kingdom 47[33] 5,689
58 Caracas  Venezuela 46[33] 5,678
59 Hanoi  Vietnam 41[34] 4,919
60 Seattle  United States 40[35] 4,182
62 Denver  United States 34[citation needed]
63 Kiev  Ukraine 31[36]
64 Frankfurt  Germany 30[37]
65 San Diego  United States 29[citation needed] 3,654
66 Colombo  Sri Lanka 28[citation needed]
67 Philadelphia  United States 27[citation needed] 4,346
68 Boston  United States 27[citation needed] 4,318
69 Minneapolis  United States 27[38] 3,967
70 Detroit  United States 27[citation needed]
71 Vancouver  Canada 26[39] 5,751
72 Pittsburgh  United States 25[citation needed] 3,566
73 Lahore  Pakistan 24[citation needed]
74 Cairo  Egypt 22[citation needed] 2,728
75 New Orleans  United States 22
76 Rotterdam  Netherlands 21[40] 2,612
77 Bogota  Colombia 20[41]
78 Mississauga  Canada 20[citation needed] 2,253
79 Milan  Italy 19[42] 2,516
80 Colombo  Sri Lanka 19[citation needed]
81 Monterrey  Mexico 19[43] 2,349
82 Bangalore  India 18
83 Delhi  India 18
83 Durban  South Africa 18List of tallest buildings in South Africa 2116
84 Baltimore  United States 18[citation needed]
85 (tie) Cleveland  United States 17[44] 2,423
85 (tie) Phoenix  United States 17 6,305
86 Belgrade  Serbia 16
Charlotte  United States 16[citation needed] 2,531
88 Warsaw  Poland 16[45] 2,168
89 Santiago  Chile 15[46] 1,970
90 Edmonton  Canada 15[citation needed] 1,824
91 Barcelona  Spain 15[citation needed] 1,538
92 Nagoya  Japan 14[citation needed] 2,172
93 Austin  United States 14[citation needed] 1,824
94 Auckland  New Zealand 14 1,755
95 Perth  Australia 14[47] 2,199
96 Cincinnati  United States 13[citation needed]
97 Izmir  Turkey 13 [48] 1,620
98 Johannesburg  South Africa 13[citation needed] 1,790
99 Madrid  Spain 13
100 Durban  South Africa 12[citation needed] 1,483
101 Taipei  Taiwan 11[49] 1,972
Brussels  Belgium 11[citation needed] 1,276
Santo Domingo  Dominican Republic 11
104 St. Louis  United States 10[50] 1,372
Vienna  Austria 10 1,349
Phnom Penh  Cambodia 10 1,306
Louisville  United States 10 1,219
Naples  Italy 10[42] 1,214
Cologne  Germany 10[citation needed] 1,200
Berlin  Germany 10[citation needed] 1,099

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

^A Metro Manila.

References[edit]

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