List of cities with the most 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.

Skyline of Hong Kong at night, which has 480 skyscrapers.

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   482
2 Shenzhen   China   297
3 New York City   United States   290
4 Dubai   United Arab Emirates   215
5 Shanghai   China   166
6 Tokyo   Japan   160
7 Chicago   United States   130
8 Chongqing   China   127
9 Guangzhou   China   121
10 Wuhan   China   101
11= Shenyang   China   94
11= Singapore   Singapore   94
13 Bangkok   Thailand   92
14 Jakarta   Indonesia   91
15 Metro Manila   Philippines   89
15 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia   84
16= Seoul   South Korea   82
16= Chengdu   China   82
18 Toronto   Canada   68
19 Busan   South Korea   62
20 Nanjing   China   60
21= Nanning   China   55
21= Melbourne   Australia   55
21= Mumbai   India   55
24= Tianjin   China   54
24= Miami   United States   54
24= Panama City   Panama   54
27 Changsha   China   49
28 Istanbul   Turkey   47
29 Moscow   Russia   45
31= Osaka   Japan   43
31= Beijing   China   43
33 Dalian   China   41
34 Incheon   South Korea   40
35= Houston   United States   39
35= Hangzhou   China   39
37 Abu Dhabi   United Arab Emirates   38
38 Sydney   Australia   37
39 Doha   Qatar   36
40 Greater Taipeiα   Taiwan   33[4][5]
41 Macau   China   32
42= London   United Kingdom   31
42= Nanchang   China   31
44= Suzhou   China   29
44= Xiamen   China   29
46 Zhuhai   China   28
47= Jinan   China   27
47= Los Angeles   United States   27
49 San Francisco   United States   26
50 Mexico City   Mexico   24
51 Liuzhou   China   23
52= Ningbo   China   22
52= Qingdao   China   22
52= Seattle   United States   22
52= Hefei   China   22
56= Taichung   Taiwan   21[6]
56= Dallas   United States   21
56= Wuxi   China   21
56= Grand Paris   France   21
60 Boston   United States 20
61 Riyadh   Saudi Arabia   19
62= Kunming   China 18
62= Calgary   Canada   18
64= Taiyuan   China 17
64= Kuwait City   Kuwait   17
64= Frankfurt am Main   Germany   17
64= Atlanta   United States   17
64= Fuzhou   China   17
69= Jersey City   United States   16
69= Ho Chi Minh City   Vietnam 16
72= Warsaw   Poland   15
72= Guiyang   China   15
72= Brisbane   Australia   15
72= São Paulo   Brazil   15
72= Tel Aviv   Israel   15
77= Xi'an   China   14
77= Pyongyang   North Korea   14
77= Goyang   South Korea   14
77= Las Vegas   United States   14
77= Philadelphia   United States   14
77= Balneario Camboriu   Brazil   14
83= Lanzhou   China   13
83= Manama   Bahrain   13
85= Bogotá   Colombia   12
85= Sharjah   United Arab Emirates   12
85= Pattaya   Thailand   12
85= Kolkata   India   12
89= Kaohsiung   Taiwan   11[7]
89= Nagoya   Japan   11
89= Buenos Aires   Argentina   11
89= Sunny Isles Beach   United States   11
89= Ankara   Turkey   11
89= Montreal   Canada   11
89= Zhengzhou   China   11
89= Dongguan   China   11
97= Kawasaki   Japan   10
97= Daejeon   South Korea   10
97= Colombo   Sri Lanka   10
97= Pittsburgh   United States   10
97= Minneapolis   United States   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   81
2 Dubai   United Arab Emirates   46
3 Mumbai   India   43
4= New York City   United States   34
4= Guangzhou   China   34
6 Wuhan   China   33
7 Tel Aviv   Israel   31
8= Toronto   Canada   30
8= Shenyang   China   30
9 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia   29
10 Nanning   China   21
11= Shanghai   China   21
11 Metro Manila[1]   Philippines   21
11= Melbourne   Australia   19
11= Guiyang   China   19
12 London   United Kingdom   17
13= Jakarta   Indonesia   16
13= Chongqing   China   16
14= Bangkok   Thailand   15
14= Nanjing   China 15
15= Chicago   United States   13
15= Ningbo   China   13
15= Hangzhou   China   13
16= Sydney   Australia   12
16= Busan   South Korea   12
17= Balneário Camboriú   Brazil   11
17= Xi'an   China   11
17= Changsha   China   11
18= Riyadh   Saudi Arabia   10
18= Miami   United States   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] 1 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 1
  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.

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