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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 New York City  United States Lower Manhattan from Jersey City November 2014 panorama 3.jpg 282
3 Shenzhen  China Shenzhen Skyline from Nanshan.jpg 235
4 Dubai  United Arab Emirates Dubai skyline 2010.jpg 199
5 Shanghai  China Shanghai - Pudong - Lujiazui.jpg 163
6 Tokyo  Japan Skyscrapers Shinjuku 2007 rev.jpg 155
7 Chongqing  China SkylineOfChongqing.jpg 127
8 Chicago  United States Chicago sunrise 1.jpg 126
9 Guangzhou  China Guangzhou dusk panorama.jpg 115
10= Jakarta  Indonesia Jakarta Skyline Part 2.jpg 91
10= Bangkok  Thailand Ratchadamri at night (9322828200).jpg 91
12 Singapore  Singapore Singapore Marina-Bay-Panorama-02.jpg 89
13 Shenyang  China Shenyang Qingnian Street.JPG 85
14 Chengdu  China Jiuyanqiao.jpg 81
15 Seoul  South Korea Downtown Seoul.jpg 78
16 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Moonrise over kuala lumpur.jpg 75
17 Toronto  Canada Toronto Skyline (3594919082).jpg 67
18 Wuhan  China WuhanSkyline.jpg 66
19 Busan  South Korea Busan harbour.jpg 61
20 Nanjing  China Nanjing Skyline 2012.jpg 58
21 Tianjin  China Tianjin Skyline 2009 Sep 11 by Nangua 2.jpg 54
22= Miami  United States Downtown Miami Panorama from the Rusty Pelican photo D Ramey Logan.jpg 53
22= Mumbai  India Mumbai Skyline at Night.jpg 53
22= Nanning  China Nanning skyline 2008.JPG 53
25 Panama City  Panama Panama City financial district.jpg 52
26= Istanbul  Turkey Modern Istanbul skyline.jpg 46
26= Melbourne  Australia Melbourne skyline - cropped and contrast.jpg 46
28 Makati  Philippines 10-25-2005 JVBA Makati Skyline.jpg 44
29= Beijing  China CBD view from Tongzhou 3.jpg 43
29= Moscow  Russia Moscow International Business Center A 01.jpg 43
31= Osaka  Japan Central Osaka.jpg 41
31= Dalian  China DalianSkyline.JPG 41
33= Hangzhou  China Qianjiang guoji shidai plaza 09.jpg 39
33= Houston  United States Panoramic Houston skyline.jpg 39
35 Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Corniche Beach.jpg 38
36= Doha  Qatar Doha Qatar skyline at night Sept 2012.jpg 35
36= Sydney  Australia Sydney skyline and harbour.jpg 35
38= Incheon  South Korea Siheung October 2014 06.JPG 32
38= Macau  Macau,  China Vistas de Macao, 2013-08-08, DD 02.jpg 32
40 Changsha  China 长沙市解放西路酒吧一条街.jpg 31
41= Nanchang  China Nanchang Bayi Guangchang 20120723-20.jpg 29
41= Xiamen  China 仙岳山上看滨北 - panoramio.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= 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
54= Boston  United States Panoramic Boston.jpg 20
54= Dallas  United States Dallas view.jpg 20
54= Liuzhou  China Liuzhou city night photo.JPG 20
57 London  United Kingdom London from a hot air balloon.jpg 19
58= Calgary  Canada Calgary Skyline 2015 2.png 18
58= Kunming  China
Kunming 40.JPG
18
58= Riyadh  Saudi Arabia Riyadh North Skyline .jpg 18
61= Atlanta  United States Atlanta Skyline from Buckhead.jpg 17
61= Fuzhou  China Wusi Hualin Road Intersection CBD.jpg 17
61= Kuwait City  Kuwait Kuwait City cropped.jpg 17
61= Taiyuan  China
太原市中心.jpg
17
65= Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam
Río Saigón, Ciudad Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 2013-08-14, DD 29.JPG
16
65= Mandaluyong  Philippines Mandaluyong City 1.JPG 16
67 Frankfurt am Main  Germany Frankfurt Skyline (16259801511).jpg 15
68= Brisbane  Australia Brisbane May 2013.jpg 14
68= Goyang  South Korea Hipark city Familie.jpg 14
68= Las Vegas  United States Las Vegas 89.jpg 14
68= Pyongyang  North Korea Laika ac Pyongyang (7975203722).jpg 14
68= Taipei  Taiwan 20180121 Taipei, Taiwan Skyline from Xiangshan (cropped).jpg 14
68= Xi'an  China XiAn qujiang.jpg 14
74= Manama  Bahrain Manama, Bahrain Decembre 2014.jpg 13
74= Paris-Courbevoie  France Paris - Eiffelturm und Marsfeld2.jpg 13
74= Philadelphia  United States 13
74= São Paulo  Brazil Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, 2014.jpg 13
74= Taichung  Taiwan Taichung skyline on a clear day.JPG 13
74= Tel Aviv  Israel 080718 Tel Aviv (01).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 at night.jpg 11
84= Guiyang  China 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 CBDyiZZ.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
90= Taguig City  Philippines 10


List of cities by number of under construction skyscrapers 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.[4]

Rank City Country Image No. of skyscrapers under construction
1 Shenzhen  China Shenzhen Skyline from Nanshan.jpg 60
2 Mumbai  India Mumbai Skyline at Night.jpg 50
3 Dubai  United Arab Emirates Dubai skyline 2010.jpg 49
4 Toronto  Canada Toronto Skyline (3594919082).jpg 36
5 New York City  United States Lower Manhattan from Jersey City November 2014 panorama 3.jpg 32
6 Shenyang  China Shenyang Qingnian Street.JPG 30
7 Wuhan  China WuhanSkyline.jpg 28
8 Guangzhou  China Guangzhou dusk panorama.jpg 24
9 Chongqing  China SkylineOfChongqing.jpg 23
10= Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Moonrise over kuala lumpur.jpg 22
10= Melbourne  Australia Melbourne skyline - cropped and contrast.jpg 22
10= Nanning  China Nanning skyline 2008.JPG 22
13 Guiyang  China Guiyang buildings.jpg 21
14 Shanghai  China Shanghai - Pudong - Lujiazui.jpg 18
15 Bangkok  Thailand Ratchadamri at night (9322828200).jpg 17
16= Balneário Camboriú  Brazil Vista parcial de Balneário Camboriú SC a partir do Parque Unipraias.JPG 16
16= London  United Kingdom London from a hot air balloon.jpg 16
18 Nanjing  China Nanjing Skyline 2012.jpg 15
19 Busan  South Korea Busan harbour.jpg 14
20 Ningbo  China Downtown Ningbo with Tianyi Square.jpg 13
21= Hangzhou  China Qianjiang guoji shidai plaza 09.jpg 12
21= Riyadh  Saudi Arabia Riyadh North Skyline .jpg 12
21= Tokyo  Japan Skyscrapers Shinjuku 2007 rev.jpg 12
21= Xi'an  China XiAn qujiang.jpg 12
25 Hefei  China Hefeiskyline.jpg 11
26= Changsha  China 长沙市解放西路酒吧一条街.jpg 10
26= 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 Hong Kong[5] 1 2 4 6 16 66 355
2 United States New York City[6] 1 2 5 8 18 36 102 311
3 China Shenzhen[7] 1 1 2 10 21 48 127 285
4 United Arab Emirates Dubai[8] 1 1 1 1 1 3 15 34 70 121 242
5 China Shanghai[9] 1 1 2 3 4 8 26 67 179
6 Japan Tokyo[10] 1 3 33 167
7 China Chongqing[11] 1 2 4 7 22 55 141
8 China Guangzhou[12] 1 1 2 6 14 26 46 139
9 United States Chicago[13] 2 3 7 16 35 131
10 China Shenyang[14] 1 5 8 40 115
11 Thailand Bangkok[15] 1 1 4 13 30 107
12 Indonesia Jakarta[16] 3 12 47 100
13 Canada Toronto[17] 1 8 33 99
14 India Mumbai[18] 1 1 20 47 94
15 China Wuhan[19] 1 1 1 3 3 7 14 48 93
16 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur[20] 1 2 2 5 5 6 11 21 53 92
17 Singapore Singapore[21] 8 34 91
18 China Chengdu[22] 1 1 1 3 4 26 89
19 South Korea Seoul[23] 1 1 1 1 2 6 21 85
20 China Nanning[24] 1 1 2 3 7 9 29 73
21 South Korea Busan[25] 1 1 4 11 22 72
22 China Nanjing[26] 1 1 2 11 16 38 70
23 Australia Melbourne[27] 1 8 25 67
24 United States Miami[28] 1 9 63
25 China Tianjin[29] 2 2 2 2 5 11 31 59
26 Philippines Makati[30] 4 21 53
27 Panama Panama City[31] 4 23 52
=28 China Hangzhou[32] 2 14 24 51
=28 Russia Moscow[33] 3 7 15 8 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[34] 1 1 1 1 4 10 22
China Shenzhen[7] 1 1 2 7 14
United States New York City[6] 1 2 6 10 20
China Guangzhou[12] 2 1 2 4 10
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 1 1 3 5 6 9
China Tianjin[29] 1 2 3 3 8
China Shanghai[9] 1 1 3 4 4 6
China Hong Kong[35] 1 1 2 4 6
China Chongqing[11] 1 1 2 6
United States Chicago[13] 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[36] 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[37] 2
Kazakhstan Astana 1 1
United States Houston[38] 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

See also

Notes

^A Metro Manila - The actual administrative area governed by the City of Manila is only 42.88 square kilometers. The 16 cities and 1 municipality that constitute Metro Manila, formally known as the National Capital Region, were all historically governed as part of the City of Manila, and, as a whole, 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. Its number of completed skyscrapers combined are 94 making it the world's number 10 in number of completed skyscrapers.

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