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Skyline of Hong Kong at night, which has over 500 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]

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

This list ranks cities with the most completed skyscrapers that are taller than 150 m (492 ft) as of July 2024, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.[3] Cities with over 30 completed skyscrapers are shown.

Rank City Country/territory Image Number of skyscrapers
1 Hong Kong  Hong Kong 558
2 Shenzhen  China 412
3 New York City  United States 317
4 Dubai  United Arab Emirates 263
5 Guangzhou  China 193
6 Shanghai  China 192
7 Tokyo  Japan 174
8 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 173
9 Wuhan  China 169
10 Chongqing  China 145
11 Chicago  United States 138
12 Chengdu  China 127
13 Bangkok  Thailand 115
14 Jakarta  Indonesia 114
15 Mumbai  India 101
16 Shenyang  China 100
17 Singapore  Singapore 97
18 Toronto  Canada 95
19 Hangzhou  China 84
20 Seoul  South Korea 83
21 Nanning  China 82
22 Busan  South Korea 77
23 Melbourne  Australia 77
24 Tianjin  China 76
25 Nanjing  China 73
26 Beijing  China 67
27 Panama City  Panama 67
28 Changsha  China 65
29 Miami  United States 62
30 Dalian  China 59
31 Zhuhai  China 57
32 Istanbul  Turkey 56
33 Makati  Philippines 55
34 Doha  Qatar 52
35 Incheon  South Korea 50
36 Moscow  Russia 50
37 Sydney  Australia 47
38 Hefei  China 46
39 Osaka  Japan 45
40 Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates 44
41 Suzhou  China 44
42 Houston  United States 41
43 Foshan  China 39
44 Jinan  China 39
45 Qingdao  China 39
46 London  United Kingdom 37
47 Xiamen  China 37
48 Nanchang  China 35
49 Penangε  Malaysia 35
50 Taipeiα  Taiwan 35
51 Johor Bahru  Malaysia 33
52 Macau  China 33
53 Guiyang  China 31
54 Kunming  China 30
55 Los Angeles  United States 30
56 Ningbo  China 30
57 Wuxi  China 30

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 January 2024.[4]

Rank City Country No. of skyscrapers under construction
1 Shenzhen  China >46
2 Guangzhou  China >31
3 Shanghai  China >31
4 Wuhan  China >29
5 Changsha  China 29
6 Hangzhou  China 29
7 Xi'an  China 26
8 Toronto  Canada 23
9 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 22
10 Hong Kong  China 17
11 Shenyang  China 17
12 Sydney  Australia 16
13 Mumbai  India 15
14 Nanjing  China 15
15 New York City  United States 14
16 Chongqing  China 13
17 Miami  United States 13
18 Bangkok  Thailand 12
19 Moscow  Russia 12
20 Dubai  United Arab Emirates 11
21 Foshan  China 10
22 Jinan  China 10
23 Tel Aviv (Gush Dan)  Israel 10
24 Metro Manila[1]  Philippines 10
25 New Alamein  Egypt 5[5]

Cities with at least 1 completed skyscraper above 300 m (980 ft)

This is a list which ranks cities with at least 1 completed skyscraper above 300 m (980 ft).[6]

City ≥600m ≥500m ≥400m ≥300m
Dubai[7] 1 1 3 31
Shenzhen[8] 1 2 20
New York City[9] 1 6 17
Guangzhou[10] 1 2 11
Chicago[11] 2 7
Wuhan[12] 2 7
Kuala Lumpur[13] 1 1 4 6
Hong Kong[14] 2 6
Nanjing[15] 2 6
Nanning[16] 1 6
Moscow[17] 6
Shanghai[18] 1 1 3 5
Changsha 1 5
Chongqing[19] 1 5
Busan 1 4
Abu Dhabi 4
Riyadh 4
Tianjin[20] 1 1 3
Guiyang 1 3
Kuwait City 1 3
Bangkok 3
Doha 3
Jinan 3
Beijing 1 1 2
Seoul 1 1 2
Suzhou 1 2
Jakarta 2
Los Angeles 2
Houston[21] 2
Mecca 1 1 1 1
Taipei 1 1 1
Dongguan 1 1
Ho Chi Minh City 1

1

Saint Petersburg 1 1
Atlanta 1
Astana 1
Gold Coast 1
Hanoi 1
Incheon 1
Kaohsiung 1
London 1
Melbourne 1
Monterrey 1
Mumbai 1
New Administrative Capital 1
Osaka 1
Philadelphia 1
San Francisco 1
Santiago 1
Tokyo 1
Warsaw 1

Notes

Greater Taipei is a metropolitan city, which includes Taipei City and New Taipei. The metropolis encompasses an area of 1,140 square kilometers, which is more comparable to the areas covered by other cities on the list such as Suzhou, Wuhan, and Barcelona. This is not to be confused with Taipei City which is only 271.80 square kilometers and is the downtown core that governs the whole metropolis, like the City of London and Greater London all contained by London.[22] Also, in terms of population, Greater Taipei has a population of 7,034,084 as of 2019, which is more comparable to other cities in the list such as Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Madrid and Kuala Lumpur; whereas Taipei City only has a population of 2,480,681 in 2022.[23]
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. 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 is 125 as of January 2024,[24][25] which would make it rank 13th if counted as a single city.
Metro Vancouver is a metropolitan city and a regional district composed of 23 municipalities. The area is also known as Greater Vancouver. The city encompasses an area of 2,882.68 km2, comparable to the areas of other cities included on this list such as Moscow, Hanoi, and Tokyo. This is not to be confused with the City of Vancouver, which is only 115 square kilometers and contains the central business district of the city. Also population wise, the City of Vancouver only has a population of 675,218, compared with the more metropolitan figure of 2,737,698 in Metro Vancouver.[26] Due to building height restrictions, the majority of Metro Vancouver's skyscrapers are situated in the municipality of Burnaby, which is also where the administrative offices of Metro Vancouver are located. As of May 2022, Metro Vancouver contains 15 completed and topped out skyscrapers and 8 under construction.[27][28][29][30][31]
Gush Dan, or Greater Tel Aviv, is a metropolitan area that includes over 40 municipalities. It covers an area of 1,516 square kilometers, comparable to the areas covered by other cities on the list. This is not to be confused with Tel Aviv-Yafo, which is only 52 square kilometers in size, housing about 450,000 residents, and constitutes the core of the metropolis. Cities in the metropolitan containing skyscrapers are: Tel Aviv-Yafo,[32] Ramat Gan,[33] Bnei Brak,[34] Ashdod,[35] Bat Yam,[36] Petah Tikva[37] and Givatayim.[38]
Penang is a state that is composed of two cities - George Town and Seberang Perai. The city of George Town may sometimes be confusingly referred to as 'Penang', as it is on the CTBUH website, instead of the state as a whole.[39]

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