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List of cities with the most skyscrapers

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Skyline of Hong Kong at night, which has almost 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] 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 as of January 2021 that are taller than 150 m (492 ft)[3]

Rank City Country Image Number of skyscrapers
1 Hong Kong  China Hong Kong Skyline viewed from Victoria Peak.jpg 482
2 Shenzhen  China Shenzhen Skyline from Nanshan.jpg 297
3 New York City  United States Lower Manhattan from Jersey City November 2014 panorama 3.jpg 290
4 Dubai  United Arab Emirates Dubai skyline 2010.jpg 215
5 Shanghai  China Pudong Shanghai November 2017 panorama.jpg 166
6 Tokyo  Japan Skyscrapers Shinjuku 2007 rev.jpg 160
7 Chicago  United States Chicago sunrise 1.jpg 130
8 Chongqing  China Chongqing Nightscape.jpg 127
9 Guangzhou  China Guangzhou Twin Towers.jpg 121
10 Metro Manila  Philippines Metro Manila Skyline.jpg 116
11 Wuhan  China Skyline of Wuhan-2.jpg 101
12= Shenyang  China Shenyang Qingnian Street.JPG 94
12= Singapore  Singapore Skylines of the Central Business District at night in Singapore.jpg 94
13 Bangkok  Thailand Ratchadamri at night (9322828200).jpg 92
14 Jakarta  Indonesia Jakarta.jpg 91
15 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Skyline at dusk.jpg 84
16= Mumbai  India Mumbai Skyline at Night.jpg 84
16= Seoul  South Korea Lotte world tower.jpg 82
16= Chengdu  China Jiuyanqiao.jpg 82
17 Toronto  Canada Toronto Skyline Summer 2020.jpg 68
18 Busan  South Korea View of the Haeundae Skyline.png 62
19 Melbourne  Australia Melbourne skyline - cropped and contrast.jpg 61
20 Nanjing  China Nanjing Zifeng Tower 紫峰大厦2.jpg 60
21 Moscow  Russia Business Centre of Moscow 2.jpg 58
22 Nanning  China Nanning skyline 2008.JPG 55
23 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 54
23= Panama City  Panama Panama City financial district.jpg 54
24 Changsha  China Changsha 2019 2.jpg 49
25 Istanbul  Turkey Modern Istanbul skyline.jpg 47
26 Osaka  Japan Central Osaka.jpg 43
26= Beijing  China CBD view from Tongzhou 3.jpg 43
27 Dalian  China DalianSkyline.JPG 41
28= Incheon  South Korea Siheung October 2014 06.JPG 40
28= Sydney  Australia Sydney skyline and harbour.jpg 40
29 Houston  United States Downtown Houston, TX Skyline - 2018.jpg 39
29= Hangzhou  China Hangzhou Skyline against the West Lake.png 39
30 Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates Wv Abu Dhabi banner2.jpg 38
32 Doha  Qatar Doha Skyline (26721846430).jpg 36
33 Greater Taipeiα  Taiwan Taipei Skyline 2019.jpg 33[4][5]
34 Macau  China Vistas de Macao, 2013-08-08, DD 02.jpg 32
35 London  United Kingdom City of London skyline 27.12.2019.jpg 31
35= Nanchang  China Nanchang Bayi Guangchang 20120723-20.jpg 31
36 Suzhou  China Gate of the Orient 东方之门 dong fang zhi men Suzhou photo Christian Gänshirt 2015.JPG 29
36= Xiamen  China Amoy Skyscrapers 2018.jpg 29
37 Zhuhai  China Portas do Cerco.JPG 28
38 Jinan  China Jinanfromqianfoshan.jpg 27
38= Los Angeles  United States 27
39 San Francisco  United States San Francisco skyline of April 2017 seen from Treasure Island.jpg 26
40= Boston  United States
24
40= Mexico City  Mexico Ciudad.de.Mexico.City.Distrito.Federal.DF.Paseo.Reforma.Skyline.jpg 24
41 Liuzhou  China Liuzhou city night photo.JPG 23
42 Ningbo  China Downtown Ningbo with Tianyi Square.jpg 22
42= Qingdao  China Qingdao picture.jpg 22
42= Seattle  United States Seattle Skyline WSB.jpg 22
42= Hefei  China Hefeiskyline.jpg 22
43 Taichung  Taiwan Taichung skyline.png 21[6]
43= Dallas  United States Dallas view.jpg 21
43= Wuxi  China Wuxi.jpg 21
43= Grand Paris  France Paris - Eiffelturm und Marsfeld2.jpg 21
45 Riyadh  Saudi Arabia Riyadh North Skyline .jpg 19
46= Kunming  China
Kunming 40.JPG
18
46= Calgary  Canada Calgary Skyline 2015 2.png 18
47 Taiyuan  China
太原市中心.jpg
17
47= Kuwait City  Kuwait Kuwait City cropped.jpg 17
47= Frankfurt am Main  Germany Frankfurt Skyline (16259801511).jpg 17
47= Atlanta  United States Atlanta Skyline from Buckhead.jpg 17
47= Fuzhou  China Wusi Hualin Road Intersection CBD.jpg 17
48 Jersey City  United States 2013 Jersey City skyline 2.jpg 16
48= Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam
Río Saigón, Ciudad Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 2013-08-14, DD 29.JPG
16
49 Warsaw Poland Poland Panorama siekierkowski.jpg 15
49= Guiyang  China Downtown Guiyang (28693000301).jpg 15
49= Brisbane  Australia Brisbane May 2013.jpg 15
49= São Paulo  Brazil CENU, São Paulo, Brasil.jpg 15
49= Tel Aviv  Israel Panorama of Tel Aviv.jpg 15
50 Xi'an  China Tangchengqiang park.JPG 14
50 Pyongyang  North Korea Laika ac Pyongyang (7975203722).jpg 14
50 Goyang  South Korea Hipark city Familie.jpg 14
50 Las Vegas  United States Las Vegas 89.jpg 14
50 Philadelphia  United States 14
50 Balneario Camboriu  Brazil Vista parcial de Balneário Camboriú SC a partir do Parque Unipraias.JPG 14
51 Lanzhou  China Lanzhou city from Five Springs Park.jpg 13
51= Manama  Bahrain Manama, Bahrain Decembre 2014.jpg 13
52 Bogotá  Colombia BogotáSkyline.jpg 12
52= Sharjah  United Arab Emirates Al Khan Lagoon by Night.jpg 12
52= Pattaya  Thailand Pattaya Thailand skyline photo D Ramey Logan.jpg 12
52= Kolkata  India Kolkata skyline at night.jpg 12
53 Kaohsiung  Taiwan 2018 Kaohsiung, Taiwan Skyline.jpg 11[7]
53= Nagoya  Japan 180324 Nagoya Castle & Skyscrapers in Meieki.jpg 11
53= Buenos Aires  Argentina Buenos Aires con las puertas abiertas.jpg 11
53= Sunny Isles Beach  United States Sunny Isles Beach skyline 2015 from west.jpg 11
53= Ankara  Turkey YDA-Center-03.jpg 11
53= Montreal  Canada Montreal August 2017 05.jpg 11
53= Zhengzhou  China Zhengzhou CBD 2013.jpg 11
53= Dongguan  China Dongguan Avenue (CBD) 2010.jpg 11
54 Kawasaki  Japan Musashi-kosugi skyscrapers.jpg 10
54= Daejeon  South Korea Daejeon Government Complex.jpg 10
54= Colombo  Sri Lanka ColomboSkyline - November 2017 (1).jpg 10
54= Pittsburgh  United States Pittsburgh skyline panorama daytime.jpg 10
54= Minneapolis  United States 2008-0712-MPLS-panorama-crop.jpg 10
54= Metro Vancouver γ  Canada Concord Pacific Master Plan Area 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 September 2020.[8]

Rank City Country Image No. of skyscrapers under construction
1 Shenzhen  China Shenzhen Skyline from Nanshan.jpg 81
2 Dubai  United Arab Emirates Dubai skyline 2010.jpg 46
3 Mumbai  India Mumbai Skyline at Night.jpg 43
4= New York City  United States Lower Manhattan from Jersey City November 2014 panorama 3.jpg 34
4= Guangzhou  China Guangzhou dusk panorama.jpg 34
6 Wuhan  China WuhanSkyline.jpg 33
7 Tel Aviv  Israel Panorama of Tel Aviv.jpg 31
8= Toronto  Canada Toronto Skyline (3594919082).jpg 30
8= Shenyang  China Shenyang Qingnian Street.JPG 30
9 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Moonrise over kuala lumpur.jpg 29
10 Nanning  China Nanning skyline 2008.JPG 21
11= Shanghai  China Shanghai - Pudong - Lujiazui.jpg 21
11 Metro Manila[1]  Philippines Metro Manila Skyline.jpg 21
11= Melbourne  Australia Melbourne skyline - cropped and contrast.jpg 19
11= Guiyang  China Guiyang buildings.jpg 19
12= Sydney  Australia Sydney skyline and harbour.jpg 17
12= London  United Kingdom London from a hot air balloon.jpg 17
13= Jakarta  Indonesia Jakarta Skyline Part 2.jpg 16
13= Chongqing  China SkylineOfChongqing.jpg 16
14= Bangkok  Thailand Ratchadamri at night (9322828200).jpg 15
14= Nanjing  China 15
15= Chicago  United States Chicago sunrise 1.jpg 13
15= Ningbo  China Downtown Ningbo with Tianyi Square.jpg 13
15= Hangzhou  China Qianjiang guoji shidai plaza 09.jpg 13
16 Busan  South Korea Busan harbour.jpg 12
17= Balneário Camboriú  Brazil Vista parcial de Balneário Camboriú SC a partir do Parque Unipraias.JPG 11
17= Xi'an  China XiAn qujiang.jpg 11
17= Changsha  China 长沙市解放西路酒吧一条街.jpg 11
18= Riyadh  Saudi Arabia Riyadh North Skyline .jpg 10
18= Miami  United States Downtown Miami Panorama from the Rusty Pelican photo D Ramey Logan.jpg 10
18= Metro Vancouver γ  Canada Concord Pacific Master Plan Area 10

Cities with at least 50 skyscrapers above 150m

Included in this chart are cities with skyscrapers of known heights that are completed or under construction, as of August 2020.

Rank City ≥800m ≥700m ≥600m ≥500m ≥450m ≥400m ≥350m ≥300m ≥250m ≥200m ≥150m
1 Shenzhen[9] 1 1 2 12 25 51 144 370
2 Hong Kong[10] 1 2 4 6 16 67 356
3 New York City[11] 1 2 5 8 19 36 103 316
4 Dubai[12] 1 1 1 1 1 3 15 34 71 126 247
5 Shanghai[13] 1 1 2 3 4 10 28 71 184
6 Tokyo[14] 1 3 33 166
7 Guangzhou[15] 1 1 2 5 15 29 54 152
8 Chongqing[16] 1 2 4 8 23 56 142
9 Chicago[17] 2 3 7 17 37 133
10 Wuhan[18] 2 2 6 13 50 131
11 Shenyang[19] 1 5 8 40 115
12 Metro Manila[20][circular reference] 2 12 32 110
13 (=) Kuala Lumpur[21] 1 1 3 4 5 11 22 60 107
13 (=) Jakarta[22] 1 4 20 53 107
13 (=) Bangkok[23] 1 1 4 13 30 107
14 (=) Mumbai[24] 1 1 19 50 97
14 (=) Toronto[25] 1 7 31 97
15 Singapore[26] 8 34 95
16 Chengdu[27] 1 1 1 3 5 27 92
17 Seoul[28] 1 1 1 1 2 6 20 83
18 Melbourne[29] 2 8 29 75
19 (=) Nanning[30] 1 2 8 10 31 74
19 (=) Busan[31] 1 1 4 11 24 74
20 Nanjing[32] 2 3 4 13 18 41 73
21 Tel Aviv 3 4 13 62
22 Miami[33] 1 9 62
23 Tianjin[34] 1 1 1 1 4 11 29 60
24 Panama City[35] 4 24 56
25 (=) Hangzhou[36] 2 15 23 52
25 (=) Sydney[37] 2 16 52
26 Moscow[38] 1 3 7 15 22 51

Cities with at least 1 skyscraper above 300m

This is a list which ranks cities with at least 1 skyscraper (under construction and on-hold inclusive) above 300m (i.e. about 75–80 floors).

City ≥700m ≥600m ≥500m ≥450m ≥400m ≥350m ≥300m
Dubai[39] 1 1 1 1 3 15 34
Shenzhen[9] 1 1 2 10 21
New York City[11] 1 2 6 10 19
Guangzhou[15] 2 1 2 4 10
Kuala Lumpur 1 1 3 5 6 9
Tianjin[34] 1 2 3 3 8
Shanghai[13] 1 1 3 4 4 6
Hong Kong[40] 1 1 2 4 6
Chongqing[16] 1 1 2 6
Chicago[17] 1 1 2 2 6
Mecca 1 1 1 1 1 1
Jeddah 1 1 1 1 2 3 4
Riyadh 2 4
Kuwait City 2 5
Jakarta[41] 1 4
Moscow 2 6
San Francisco 1
Abu Dhabi 1 6
Gold Coast 1
Incheon 1
Bangkok 1 1 4
Doha 2 4 4 4 5
Santiago 1
Seoul 1 1 1 1 2
Busan 1 1 1 1 2
Paris[42] 2
Astana 1 1
Houston[43] 2
Los Angeles 2
London 1
Mexico City 1
Monterrey 2
Osaka 1
Colombo 1 1 2
Philadelphia 1
Atlanta 1
Melbourne 2
Mumbai 1 2 5
Taipei 1 1 1 1 2
Metro Manila 2
Pyongyang 1
Toronto 1
Karachi 1
Kaohsiung 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.[44] 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 2,646,204.[45]
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.[46] 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 115 as of January 2021[47][48]) currently at 8th place in world ranking.
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.[49] 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 April 2021, Metro Vancouver contains 10 fully completed skyscrapers and 10 nearing completion or under construction. [50][51][52][53][54]

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