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List of cities with the most skyscrapers

The Home Insurance Building in Chicago, completed in 1885, was the first steel-frame skyscraper. By today's definition, it will be considered a highrise building and not a skyscraper.

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/or 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.

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

Hong Kong Island skyline viewed from the Victoria Harbour waterfront. Hong Kong has the most number of skyscrapers than any other city in the world.

This is a list which ranks cities that have at least 10 completed skyscrapers that are taller than 150 m (492 ft) as of November 2018.[3]

Rank City Country Image No. of skyscrapers
1 Hong Kong   China   353
2 New York City   United States   267
3 Dubai   United Arab Emirates   187
4 Shanghai   China   157
5 Tokyo   Japan   147
6 Shenzhen   China   138
7 Chicago   United States   121
8 Chongqing   China   118
9 Guangzhou   China   105
10 Singapore   Singapore   85
11 Chengdu   China   81
12 Seoul   South Korea   80
13 Jakarta   Indonesia   79
14 Shenyang   China   74
15 Bangkok   Thailand   70
16 Toronto   Canada   59
17 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia   58
18 Nanjing   China   55
19 Busan   South Korea   54
20= Panama City   Panama   52
20= Wuhan   China   52
22 Tianjin   China   50
23 Nanning   China   49
24 Miami   United States   46
25 Mumbai   India   44
26= Istanbul   Turkey   42
26= Melbourne   Australia   42
28 Osaka   Japan   41
29 Makati   Philippines   40
30 Dalian   China   39
31 Beijing   China   38
32= Abu Dhabi   United Arab Emirates   37
32= Houston   United States   37
32= Moscow   Russia   37
35 Hangzhou   China   36
36 Doha   Qatar   35
37 Sydney   Australia   34
38 Incheon   South Korea   32
39= Changsha   China   28
39= Nanchang   China   28
41= Suzhou   China   26
41= Xiamen   China   26
43 Los Angeles   United States   24
44 San Francisco   United States   23
45= Jinan   China   22
45= Zhuhai   China   22
47 Qingdao   China   21
48= Dallas   United States   20
48= Liuzhou   China   20
48= Macau   China   20
48= Ningbo   China   20
48= Wuxi   China   20
53= Boston   United States   19
53= Hefei   China   19
53= Mexico City   Mexico   19
56 Seattle   United States   18
57= Atlanta   United States   17
57= Calgary   Canada   17
57= London   United Kingdom   17
57= Riyadh   Saudi Arabia   17
61= Fuzhou   China   16
61= Ho Chi Minh City   Vietnam 16
61= Kunming   China 16
61= Kuwait City   Kuwait   16
65 Taipei   Taiwan   15
66= Frankfurt am Main   Germany   14
66= Goyang   South Korea   14
66= Las Vegas   United States   14
66= Mandaluyong   Philippines   14
66= Pyongyang   North Korea   14
66= Taiyuan   China 14
72= Brisbane   Australia   13
72= Manama   Bahrain   13
72= Philadelphia   United States   13
72= São Paulo   Brazil   13
72= Tel Aviv   Israel   13
77= Paris-Courbevoie   France   12
77= Pattaya   Thailand   12
77= Sharjah   United Arab Emirates   12
80= Bogota   Colombia   11
80= Nagoya   Japan   11
80= Taichung   Taiwan   11
80= Zhengzhou   China   11
84= Buenos Aires   Argentina   10
84= Daejeon   South Korea   10
84= Dongguan   China   10
84= Jersey City   United States   10
84= Pittsburgh   United States   10
84= Xi'an   China   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 3 skyscrapers under construction that are taller than 150 m (492 ft) as of November 2018.[4]

Rank City Country Image No. of skyscrapers under construction
1 Shenzhen   China   48
2 Mumbai   India   46
3 Dubai   United Arab Emirates   45
4 Shenyang   China   43
5 New York City   United States   39
6 Wuhan   China   29
7 Toronto   Canada   28
8 Guangzhou   China   27
9 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia   23
10= Bangkok   Thailand   22
10= Chongqing   China   22
10= Nanning   China   22
13 Melbourne   Australia   20
14 Guiyang   China   18
15 Shanghai   China   17
16 Xi'an   China   16
17 London   United Kingdom   15
18= Balneário Camboriú   Brazil   14
18= Jakarta   Indonesia   14
18= Miami   United States   14
18= Moscow   Russia   14
22= Hefei   China   13
22= Ningbo   China   13
24 Hangzhou   China   12
25 Busan   South Korea   11
26 Makati   Philippines   10
27 Urumqi   China   10
28= Lanzhou   China   9
28= Riyadh   Saudi Arabia   9
30= Beijing   China   8
30= Chengdu   China   8
30= Chicago   United States   8
30= Colombo   Sri Lanka   8
30= Kunming   China 8
30= Los Angeles   United States   8
30= Mexico City   Mexico   8
30= Nanjing   China   8
30= Tianjin   China   8
30= Xiamen   China   8
30= Zhuhai   China   8
41= Changsha   China   7
41= Gurgaon   India   7
41= Istanbul   Turkey   7
44= Ankara   Turkey   6
44= Gwangmyeong   South Korea 6
44= Jeddah   Saudi Arabia   6
44= Jinan   China   6
44= Mandaluyong   Philippines   6
44= Suzhou   China   6
44= Sydney   Australia   6
44= Zhanjiang   China 6
52= Baku   Azerbaijan   5
52= Burnaby   Canada   5
52= Dalian   China   5
52= Harbin   China   5
52= Noida   India   5
52= Qingdao   China   5
52= San Francisco   United States   5
52= Seoul   South Korea   5
52= Surabaya   Indonesia   5
52= Tokyo   Japan   5
62= Changchun   China   4
62= Doha   Qatar   4
62= Frankfurt am Main   Germany   4
62= Gold Coast   Australia   4
62= Ho Chi Minh City   Vietnam 4
62= Liuzhou   China   4
62= Manila   Philippines   4
62= Pasig   Philippines   4
62= Seattle   United States   4
62= Taguig   Philippines   4
72= Auckland   New Zealand   3
72= Beihai   China 3
72= Brisbane   Australia   3
72= Dongguan   China   3
72= Foshan   China   3
72= Guilin   China   3
72= Haikou   China   3
72= Hanoi   Vietnam   3
72= Jersey City   United States   3
72= Karachi   Pakistan   3
72= Kolkata   India   3
72= Manama   Bahrain   3
72= Manchester   United Kingdom   3
72= Mecca   Saudi Arabia   3
72= Medan   Indonesia   3
72= Monterrey   Mexico   3
72= Nanchang   China   3
72= Puebla   Mexico 3
72= Shijiazhuang   China   3
72= Sunny Isles Beach   United States   3
72= Taichung   Taiwan   3
72= Taiyuan   China   3
72= Tel Aviv   Israel   3
72= Warsaw   Poland   3
72= Wuxi   China   3

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, China[5] 1 2 4 6 16 65 330
2   New York City[6] 1 2 5 8 18 35 100 302
3   Dubai[7] 1 1 1 1 1 3 15 37 69 114 232
4   Shenzhen[8] 1 1 2 7 21 43 114 183
5   Shanghai[9] 1 1 2 3 4 8 26 64 169
6   Tokyo[10] 1 27 151
7   Chongqing[11] 1 3 6 22 55 139
8   Chicago[12] 2 3 7 15 33 127
9   Guangzhou[13] 1 1 2 4 12 22 42 126
10   Jakarta[14] 1 4 15 49 94
11   Bangkok[15] 1 1 1 1 1 4 8 24 92
12   Chengdu[16] 1 1 1 3 4 26 89
13   Toronto[17] 1 7 27 87
14   Singapore[18] 8 34 86
15   Seoul[19] 1 1 1 1 2 6 20 85
16   Kuala Lumpur[20] 1 1 3 4 5 10 21 46 82
17   Mumbai[21] 1 3 16 38 76
18   Wuhan[22] 1 1 1 3 3 7 14 38 68
19   Busan[23] 1 1 4 11 18 65
20   Nanjing[24] 1 1 2 8 13 34 64
21   Melbourne[25] 1 8 23 62
=22   Miami[26] 3 10 61
=22   Nanning[27] 1 1 2 3 7 9 29 61
24   Tianjin[28] 1 1 1 1 3 10 30 57
25   Panama City[29] 4 23 52
26   Moscow[30] 2 6 15 8 22 50

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[31] 1 1 1 1 4 10 22
  Shenzhen[8] 1 1 2 7 14
  New York City[6] 1 2 4 7 12
  Guangzhou[13] 2 1 2 4 10
  Kuala Lumpur - 1 1 3 5 6 9
  Tianjin[28] 1 2 3 3 8
  Shanghai[9] 1 1 3 4 4 6
  Hong Kong, China[32] 1 1 2 4 6
  Chongqing[11] 1 1 2 6
  Chicago[12] 1 1 2 2 6
  Mecca - 1 1 1 1 1 1
  Jeddah 1 1 1 1 2 3 4
  Riyadh - - - 7 - 2 4
  Kuwait City - - - - 1 2 5
  Jakarta[33] - - - - - 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[34] - - - - - - 2
  Astana - - - - - 1 1
  Houston[35] - - - - - - 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
  Dhaka - - - - 2 2 2
  Taipei - - - - - - 1
  Pyongyang - - - - - - 1
  Toronto - - - - - - 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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