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List of cities with the most skyscrapers

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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 is a list which ranks the top 50 cities in the world which have completed skyscrapers as of October 2022 that are taller than 150 m (492 ft).[3]

Rank City Country Image Number of skyscrapers
1 Hong Kong  China Hong Kong Harbour Night 2019-06-11.jpg 546
2 Shenzhen  China Commercial area of futian to east2020.jpg 349
3 New York  United States NYC Downtown Manhattan Skyline seen from Paulus Hook 2019-12-20 IMG 7347 FRD (cropped).jpg 302
4 Dubai  United Arab Emirates Dubai Skylines at night (Pexels 3787839).jpg 241
5 Mumbai  India Mumbai Skyline at Night.jpg 208
6 Shanghai  China View of Lujiazui from Zhapu Road Bridge.jpg 180
7 Guangzhou  China Canton Tower 20220626 (cropped).jpg 176
8 Tokyo  Japan Skyscrapers of Shinjuku 2009 January (revised).jpg 167
9 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Kl-skyline-at-night-2022.jpg 153
10 Chongqing  China Chaotianmen Bridge, Nan'an District of Chongqing.jpg 140
11 Chicago  United States Chicago-00.jpg 133
12 Wuhan  China Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge in 2020.jpg 119
13 Chengdu  China Jin River Chengdu - Flickr.jpg 112
14 Jakarta  Indonesia Jakarta skyline at night. Business District area at Jalan Rasuna Said, South Jakarta, as seen from Kuningan District, South Jakarta, Indonesia.jpg 110
15 Bangkok  Thailand 4Y1A1150 Bangkok (33536339665).jpg 108
16 Shenyang  China Beiling Park Zhao Mausoleum (Qing dynasty) drone view 7.jpg 97
17 Singapore  Singapore Singapore skyline from Chinatown at blue hour (8463911183).jpg 96
18 Seoul  South Korea 2011년 11월 대한민국 서울특별시 명소 (Seoul best attractions) 사본 -서울중심부이미지1.jpg 82
19 Toronto  Canada 2017-08-06 Toronto, Skyline from the CN Tower (01) (freddy2001).jpg 80
20 Busan  South Korea Busan Cityscape 1.jpg 77
21 Tianjin  China Tianjin panorama.jpg 74
22 Melbourne  Australia City of Melbourne skyline view from Southbank with Princes Bridge and Flinders St, 2018.jpg 73
23 Nanning  China Nanning skyline 2008.JPG 71
24 Nanjing  China Nanjing Skyline.jpg 68
25 Panama City  Panama Panama City financial district.jpg 66
26 Hangzhou  China 20201012从钱塘江江面上空观看钱江新城.jpg 61
27 Beijing  China Parkview Green and CBD skyline (20210927131419).jpg 60
28 Miami  United States Miami (49471683943).jpg 58
29 Changsha  China Skyline with Xiang River.png 56
30 Makati  Philippines Rockwell Center Makati.jpg 54
31 Incheon  South Korea Songdo IBD Incheon 2014 HDR 2.jpg 50
32 Dalian  China DalianSkyline.JPG 50
33 Istanbul  Turkey Modern Istanbul skyline.jpg 48
34 Moscow  Russia Business Centre of Moscow 2.jpg 46
35 Sydney  Australia SydneyCBD12.jpg 46
36 Zhuhai  China Zhuhai Sports Center2021.jpg 45
37 Doha  Qatar West Bay district of Doha seen from the corniche at night.jpg 45
38 Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates Abu dhabi skylines 2014.jpg 44
39 Osaka  Japan Central Osaka.jpg 43
40 Suzhou  China Jinji Lake Suzhou November 2017 002.jpg 43
41 Qingdao  China Qingdao picture.jpg 42
42 Houston  United States Downtown Houston, TX Skyline - 2018.jpg 40
43 Hefei  China 天鹅湖.jpg 38
44 Jinan  China Skyline of CBD, Jinan, China.jpg 35
45 George Town  Malaysia Skyline of George Town, Penang.jpg 35
46 Nanchang  China Red Landmark Architectureofchina (244436475).jpeg 34
47 Xiamen  China Gulangyu xiamen skyline 2011 12.jpg 34
48 Macau  China Vistas de Macao, 2013-08-08, DD 02.jpg 33
49 Johor Bahru  Malaysia Empty Singapore-Malaysia Causeway 2.jpg 32
50 Guiyang  China Guizhou Financial City District.jpg 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 February 2022.[4]

Rank City Country Image No. of skyscrapers under construction
1 Shenzhen  China Commercial area of futian to east2020.jpg 88
2 Wuhan  China WuhanSkyline.jpg 49
3 Guangzhou  China Guangzhou twin towers.jpg 39
4 Mumbai  India Mumbai Skyline at Night.jpg 38
5= Hong Kong  China Hong Kong Harbour Night 2019-06-11.jpg 29
5= Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Yong-chuan-tan-vpbsTcS-YtM-unsplash.jpg 29
5= Shanghai  China SkylineShanghaiPudongSeptember2021(2).jpg 29
8 Toronto  Canada 2017-08-06 Toronto, Skyline from the CN Tower (01) (freddy2001).jpg 27
9 Dubai  United Arab Emirates Dubai Skyline 2016.jpg 21
10 New York City  United States Lower Manhattan from Jersey City November 2014 panorama 3.jpg 20
11= Tel Aviv (Gush Dan)  Israel Tel Aviv University Railway Station (16168463878) (2).jpg 17
11= Metro Manila[1]  Philippines Metro Manila Skyline.jpg 17
13= Shenyang  China Shenyang Qingnian Street.JPG 15
13= Nanjing  China Nanjing Skyline.jpg 15
15= Bangkok  Thailand 4Y1A1150 Bangkok (33536339665).jpg 14
15= Balneário Camboriú  Brazil Vista parcial de Balneário Camboriú SC a partir do Parque Unipraias.JPG 14
17= Hangzhou  China 20201012从钱塘江江面上空观看钱江新城.jpg 13
17= Nanning  China Nanning skyline 2008.JPG 13
19 Chongqing  China SkylineOfChongqing.jpg 12
20 Xi'an  China XiAn qujiang.jpg 11
21= Melbourne  Australia City of Melbourne skyline view from Southbank with Princes Bridge and Flinders St, 2018.jpg 10
21= Guiyang  China Guiyang buildings.jpg 10
21= Sydney  Australia Sydney skyline and harbour.jpg 10
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

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 Shenzhen[5] 1 1 2 12 25 51 144 370
2 Hong Kong[6] 1 2 4 6 16 67 356
3 New York City[7] 1 2 5 8 19 36 103 316
4 Dubai[8] 1 1 1 1 1 3 15 34 71 126 247
5 Shanghai[9] 1 1 2 3 4 10 28 71 184
6 Tokyo[10] 1 3 33 166
7 Guangzhou[11] 1 1 2 5 15 29 54 152
8 Chongqing[12] 1 2 4 8 23 56 142
9 Chicago[13] 2 3 7 17 37 133
10 Wuhan[14] 2 2 6 13 50 131
11 Shenyang[15] 1 5 8 40 115
12 Metro Manila[16][circular reference] 2 12 32 110
13 (=) Kuala Lumpur[17] 1 1 3 4 5 11 22 60 107
13 (=) Jakarta[18] 1 4 20 53 107
13 (=) Bangkok[19] 1 1 4 13 30 107
16 Mumbai[20] 1 1 10 3 1 19 35 105
17 Toronto[21] 1 7 31 97
18 Singapore[22] 8 34 95
19 Chengdu[23] 1 1 1 3 5 27 92
20 Seoul[24] 1 1 1 1 2 6 20 83
21 Melbourne[25] 1 8 29 75
22 (=) Nanning[26] 1 2 8 10 31 74
22 (=) Busan[27] 1 1 4 11 24 74
24 Nanjing[28] 2 3 4 13 18 41 73
25 Miami[29] 5 6 14 69
26 Tianjin[30] 1 1 1 1 4 11 29 60
27 Panama City[31] 4 24 56
28 (=) Hangzhou[32] 2 15 23 52
28 (=) Sydney[33] 2 16 52
30 Moscow[34] 1 3 7 15 22 65

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[35] 1 1 1 1 3 15 34
Shenzhen[5] 1 1 2 10 21
New York City[7] 1 2 6 10 19
Mumbai 1 1 10 3 8
Guangzhou[11] 2 1 2 4 10
Kuala Lumpur 1 1 3 5 6 9
Tianjin[30] 1 2 3 3 8
Shanghai[9] 1 1 3 4 4 6
Hong Kong[36] 1 1 2 4 6
Chongqing[12] 1 1 2 6
Chicago[13] 1 1 2 2 6
Mecca 1 1 1 1 1 1
Riyadh 1 4
Kuwait City 2 5
Jakarta[37] 1 4
Miami[29] 2
Moscow 2 7
San Francisco 1
Abu Dhabi 1 6
Gold Coast 1
Incheon 1
Bangkok 1 1 4
Doha 2 5
Santiago 1
Seoul 1 1 1 1 2
Busan 1 1 1 1 2
Astana 1 1
Houston[38] 2
Los Angeles 2
Mexico City 1
Monterrey 2
Osaka 1
Colombo 1 1 2
Philadelphia 1
Atlanta 1
Melbourne 1
Taipei 1 1 1 1 2
Ho Chi Minh City 1
Metro Manila 2
Delhi NCR 1
Pyongyang 1
Warsaw 1
London 1
Paris[39] 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.[40] 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.[41]
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.[42] 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[43][44]) 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.[45] 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. [46][47][48][49][50]
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,[51] Ramat Gan,[52] Bnei Brak,[53] Ashdod,[54] Bat Yam,[55] Petah Tikva[56] and Givatayim.[57]

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