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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)

This is a list which ranks cities that have at least 10 completed skyscrapers that are taller than 150 m (492 ft) as of January 2019.[3]

Rank City Country Image No. of skyscrapers
1 Hong Kong   China   353
2 New York City   United States   273
3 Dubai   United Arab Emirates   190
4 Shanghai   China   157
5 Tokyo   Japan   149
6 Shenzhen   China   148
7 Chicago   United States   123
8 Chongqing   China   118
9 Guangzhou   China   108
10= Jakarta   Indonesia   85
10= Singapore   Singapore   85
12 Shenyang   China   82
13= Bangkok   Thailand   81
13= Chengdu   China   81
15 Seoul   South Korea   80
16 Toronto   Canada   60
17 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia   59
18 Busan   South Korea   57
19 Nanjing   China   55
20 Wuhan   China   54
21 Panama City   Panama   52
22 Nanning   China   51
23= Miami   United States   50
23= Tianjin   China   50
25 Istanbul   Turkey   45
26 Mumbai   India   44
27 Melbourne   Australia   43
28= Beijing   China   41
28= Makati   Philippines   41
28= Osaka   Japan   41
31= Dalian   China   40
31= Moscow   Russia   40
33 Houston   United States   38
34 Abu Dhabi   United Arab Emirates   37
35 Hangzhou   China   36
36 Doha   Qatar   35
37 Sydney   Australia   34
38 Incheon   South Korea   32
39 Changsha   China   29
40 Nanchang   China   28
41= Suzhou   China   26
41= Xiamen   China   26
43= Los Angeles   United States   24
43= San Francisco   United States   24
43= Zhuhai   China   24
46= Jinan   China   22
46= Qingdao   China   22
48 Hefei   China   21
49= Dallas   United States   20
49= Liuzhou   China   20
49= Macau   China   20
49= Mexico City   Mexico   20
49= Ningbo   China   20
49= Wuxi   China   20
55= Boston   United States   19
55= London   United Kingdom   19
55= Seattle   United States   19
58= Atlanta   United States   17
58= Calgary   Canada   17
58= 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 Mandaluyong   Philippines   15
66= Frankfurt am Main   Germany   14
66= Goyang   South Korea   14
66= Las Vegas   United States   14
66= Pyongyang   North Korea   14
66= Taipei   Taiwan   14
66= Taiyuan   China 14
72= Brisbane   Australia   13
72= Manama   Bahrain   13
72= Philadelphia   United States   13
72= São Paulo   Brazil   13
72= Taichung   Taiwan   13
72= Tel Aviv   Israel   13
72= Xi'an   China   13
79= Paris-Courbevoie   France   12
79= Pattaya   Thailand   12
79= Sharjah   United Arab Emirates   12
82= Bogota   Colombia   11
82= Buenos Aires   Argentina   11
82= Jersey City   United States   11
82= Nagoya   Japan   11
82= Zhengzhou   China   11
87= Daejeon   South Korea   10
87= Dongguan   China   10
87= Kawasaki   Japan   10
87= Lanzhou   China   10
87= Pittsburgh   United States   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 5 skyscrapers under construction that are taller than 150 m (492 ft) as of January 2019.[4]

Rank City Country Image No. of skyscrapers under construction
1 Shenzhen   China   49
2 Mumbai   India   47
3 Dubai   United Arab Emirates   43
4 New York City   United States   34
5 Shenyang   China   32
6 Wuhan   China   30
7 Toronto   Canada   27
8 Guangzhou   China   25
9 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia   23
10 Chongqing   China   22
11= Melbourne   Australia   20
11= Nanning   China   20
13= Guiyang   China   18
13= Shanghai   China   18
15 Balneário Camboriú   Brazil   15
16 Busan   South Korea   14
17= Jakarta   Indonesia   13
17= London   United Kingdom   13
17= Ningbo   China   13
17= Xi'an   China   13
21= Bangkok   Thailand   12
21= Hangzhou   China   12
23= Hefei   China   11
23= Moscow   Russia   11
25 Urumqi   China   10
26= Makati   Philippines   9
26= Riyadh   Saudi Arabia   9
28= Chengdu   China   8
28= Kunming   China 8
28= Los Angeles   United States   8
28= Miami   United States   8
28= Nanjing   China   8
28= Tianjin   China   8
28= Xiamen   China   8
35= Changchun   China   7
35= Gurgaon   India   7
35= Mexico City   Mexico   7
35= Sydney   Australia   7
39= Beijing   China   6
39= Changsha   China   6
39= Chicago   United States   6
39= Gwangmyeong   South Korea 6
39= Jinan   China   6
39= Suzhou   China   6
39= Zhanjiang   China 6
39= Zhuhai   China   6
47= Ankara   Turkey   5
47= Baku   Azerbaijan   5
47= Colombo   Sri Lanka   5
47= Dalian   China   5
47= Harbin   China   5
47= Jeddah   Saudi Arabia   5
47= Karachi   Pakistan   5
47= Mandaluyong   Philippines   5
47= Noida   India   5
47= Seoul   South Korea   5

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 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 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
  Taipei 1
  Pyongyang 1
  Toronto 1
  Karachi 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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