List of cities with the most skyscrapers

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   355
2 New York City   United States   282
3 Shenzhen   China   235
4 Dubai   United Arab Emirates   199
5 Shanghai   China   163
6 Tokyo   Japan   155
7 Chongqing   China   127
8 Chicago   United States   126
9 Guangzhou   China   115
10= Jakarta   Indonesia   91
10= Bangkok   Thailand   91
12 Singapore   Singapore   89
13 Shenyang   China   85
14 Chengdu   China   81
15 Seoul   South Korea   78
16 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia   75
17 Toronto   Canada   67
18 Wuhan   China   66
19 Busan   South Korea   61
20 Nanjing   China   58
21 Tianjin   China   54
22= Miami   United States   53
22= Mumbai   India   53
22= Nanning   China   53
25 Panama City   Panama   52
26= Istanbul   Turkey   46
26= Melbourne   Australia   46
28 Makati   Philippines   44
29= Beijing   China   43
29= Moscow   Russia   43
31= Osaka   Japan   41
31= Dalian   China   41
33= Hangzhou   China   39
33= Houston   United States   39
35 Abu Dhabi   United Arab Emirates   38
36= Doha   Qatar   35
36= Sydney   Australia   35
38= Incheon   South Korea   32
38= Macau   Macau,   China   32
40 Changsha   China   31
41= Nanchang   China   29
41= Xiamen   China   29
43 Suzhou   China   27
44 Los Angeles   United States   26
45 San Francisco   United States   25
46= Jinan   China   24
46= Zhuhai   China   24
48 Mexico City   Mexico   23
49 Qingdao   China   22
50= Hefei   China   21
50= Ningbo   China   21
50= Seattle   United States   21
50= Wuxi   China   21
54= Boston   United States   20
54= Dallas   United States   20
54= Liuzhou   China   20
57 London   United Kingdom   19
58= Calgary   Canada   18
58= Kunming   China 18
58= Riyadh   Saudi Arabia   18
61= Atlanta   United States   17
61= Fuzhou   China   17
61= Kuwait City   Kuwait   17
61= Taiyuan   China 17
65= Ho Chi Minh City   Vietnam 16
65= Mandaluyong   Philippines   16
67 Frankfurt am Main   Germany   15
68= Brisbane   Australia   14
68= Goyang   South Korea   14
68= Las Vegas   United States   14
68= Pyongyang   North Korea   14
68= Taipei   Taiwan   14
68= Xi'an   China   14
74= Manama   Bahrain   13
74= Paris-Courbevoie   France   13
74= Philadelphia   United States   13
74= São Paulo   Brazil   13
74= Taichung   Taiwan   13
74= Tel Aviv   Israel   13
80= Bogotá   Colombia   12
80= Kolkata   India   12
80= Pattaya   Thailand   12
80= Sharjah   United Arab Emirates   12
84= Buenos Aires   Argentina   11
84= Guiyang   China 11
84= Jersey City   United States   11
84= Lanzhou   China   11
84= Nagoya   Japan   11
84= Zhengzhou   China   11
90= Daejeon   South Korea   10
90= Dongguan   China   10
90= Kawasaki   Japan   10
90= Montreal   Canada   10
90= Pittsburgh   United States   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   60
2 Mumbai   India   50
3 Dubai   United Arab Emirates   49
4 Toronto   Canada   36
5 New York City   United States   32
6 Shenyang   China   30
7 Wuhan   China   28
8 Guangzhou   China   24
9 Chongqing   China   23
10= Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia   22
10= Melbourne   Australia   22
10= Nanning   China   22
13 Guiyang   China   21
14 Shanghai   China   18
15 Bangkok   Thailand   17
16= Balneário Camboriú   Brazil   16
16= London   United Kingdom   16
18 Nanjing   China   15
19 Busan   South Korea   14
20 Ningbo   China   13
21= Hangzhou   China   12
21= Riyadh   Saudi Arabia   12
21= Tokyo   Japan   12
21= Xi'an   China   12
25 Hefei   China   11
26= Changsha   China   10
26= Miami   United States   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   Hong Kong[5] 1 2 4 6 16 66 355
2   New York City[6] 1 2 5 8 18 36 102 311
3   Shenzhen[7] 1 1 2 10 21 48 127 285
4   Dubai[8] 1 1 1 1 1 3 15 34 70 121 242
5   Shanghai[9] 1 1 2 3 4 8 26 67 179
6   Tokyo[10] 1 3 33 167
7   Chongqing[11] 1 2 4 7 22 55 141
8   Guangzhou[12] 1 1 2 6 14 26 46 139
9   Chicago[13] 2 3 7 16 35 131
10   Shenyang[14] 1 5 8 40 115
11   Bangkok[15] 1 1 4 13 30 107
12   Jakarta[16] 3 12 47 100
13   Toronto[17] 1 8 33 99
14   Mumbai[18] 1 1 20 47 94
15   Wuhan[19] 1 1 1 3 3 7 14 48 93
16   Kuala Lumpur[20] 1 2 2 5 5 6 11 21 53 92
17   Singapore[21] 8 34 91
18   Chengdu[22] 1 1 1 3 4 26 89
19   Seoul[23] 1 1 1 1 2 6 21 85
20   Nanning[24] 1 1 2 3 7 9 29 73
21   Busan[25] 1 1 4 11 22 72
22   Nanjing[26] 1 1 2 11 16 38 70
23   Melbourne[27] 1 8 25 67
24   Miami[28] 1 9 63
25   Tianjin[29] 2 2 2 2 5 11 31 59
26   Makati[30] 4 21 53
27   Panama City[31] 4 23 52
=28   Hangzhou[32] 2 14 24 51
=28   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
  Dubai[34] 1 1 1 1 4 10 22
  Shenzhen[7] 1 1 2 7 14
  New York City[6] 1 2 6 10 20
  Guangzhou[12] 2 1 2 4 10
  Kuala Lumpur 1 1 3 5 6 9
  Tianjin[29] 1 2 3 3 8
  Shanghai[9] 1 1 3 4 4 6
  Hong Kong[35] 1 1 2 4 6
  Chongqing[11] 1 1 2 6
  Chicago[13] 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[36] 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[37] 2
  Astana 1 1
  Houston[38] 2
  Los Angeles 2
  London 1
  Mexico City 1
  Monterrey 2
  Osaka 1
  Colombo 1 1 2
  Philadelphia 1
  Atlanta 1
  Melbourne 1
  Mumbai 1 2 5
  Taipei 1 1 1 1 2
  Pyongyang 1
  Toronto 1
  Karachi 1
  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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