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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.

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 Hong Kong Skyline viewed from Victoria Peak.jpg 353
2 New York City   United States Lower Manhattan from Jersey City November 2014 panorama 3.jpg 267
3 Dubai   United Arab Emirates Dubai skyline 2010.jpg 187
4 Shanghai   China Shanghai - Pudong - Lujiazui.jpg 157
5 Tokyo   Japan Skyscrapers Shinjuku 2007 rev.jpg 147
6 Shenzhen   China Shenzhen Skyline from Nanshan.jpg 138
7 Chicago   United States Chicago sunrise 1.jpg 121
8 Chongqing   China SkylineOfChongqing.jpg 118
9 Guangzhou   China Guangzhou dusk panorama.jpg 105
10 Singapore   Singapore Singapore Marina-Bay-Panorama-02.jpg 85
11 Chengdu   China Jiuyanqiao.jpg 81
12 Seoul   South Korea Downtown Seoul.jpg 80
13 Jakarta   Indonesia Jakarta Skyline Part 2.jpg 79
14 Shenyang   China Shenyang Qingnian Street.JPG 74
15 Bangkok   Thailand Ratchadamri at night (9322828200).jpg 70
16 Toronto   Canada Toronto Skyline (3594919082).jpg 59
17 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia Moonrise over kuala lumpur.jpg 58
18 Nanjing   China Nanjing Skyline 2012.jpg 55
19 Busan   South Korea Busan harbour.jpg 54
20= Panama City   Panama Panama city.png 52
20= Wuhan   China WuhanSkyline.jpg 52
22 Tianjin   China Tianjin Skyline 2009 Sep 11 by Nangua 2.jpg 50
23 Nanning   China Nanning skyline 2008.JPG 49
24 Miami   United States Downtown Miami Panorama from the Rusty Pelican photo D Ramey Logan.jpg 46
25 Mumbai   India Mumbai Skyline at Night.jpg 44
26= Istanbul   Turkey Modern Istanbul skyline.jpg 42
26= Melbourne   Australia Melbourne skyline - cropped and contrast.jpg 42
28 Osaka   Japan Central Osaka.jpg 41
29 Makati   Philippines 10-25-2005 JVBA Makati Skyline.jpg 40
30 Dalian   China DalianSkyline.JPG 39
31 Beijing   China CBD view from Tongzhou 3.jpg 38
32= Abu Dhabi   United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Corniche Beach.jpg 37
32= Houston   United States Panoramic Houston skyline.jpg 37
32= Moscow   Russia Moscow Business Center 5073-84.jpg 37
35 Hangzhou   China Qianjiang guoji shidai plaza 09.jpg 36
36 Doha   Qatar Doha Qatar skyline at night Sept 2012.jpg 35
37 Sydney   Australia Sydney skyline and harbour.jpg 34
38 Incheon   South Korea Siheung October 2014 06.JPG 32
39= Changsha   China 长沙市解放西路酒吧一条街.jpg 28
39= Nanchang   China Nanchang Bayi Guangchang 20120723-20.jpg 28
41= Suzhou   China Gate of the Orient 东方之门 dong fang zhi men Suzhou photo Christian Gänshirt 2015.JPG 26
41= Xiamen   China 仙岳山上看滨北 - panoramio.jpg 26
43 Los Angeles   United States Los Angeles Skyline at Night.jpg 24
44 San Francisco   United States San Francisco skyline of April 2017 seen from Treasure Island.jpg 23
45= Jinan   China Jinanfromqianfoshan.jpg 22
45= Zhuhai   China Portas do Cerco.JPG 22
47 Qingdao   China Qingdao picture.jpg 21
48= Dallas   United States Dallas view.jpg 20
48= Liuzhou   China Liuzhou city night photo.JPG 20
48= Macau   China Vistas de Macao, 2013-08-08, DD 02.jpg 20
48= Ningbo   China Downtown Ningbo with Tianyi Square.jpg 20
48= Wuxi   China Wuxi.jpg 20
53= Boston   United States Panoramic Boston.jpg 19
53= Hefei   China Hefeiskyline.jpg 19
53= Mexico City   Mexico Ciudad.de.Mexico.City.Distrito.Federal.DF.Paseo.Reforma.Skyline.jpg 19
56 Seattle   United States Space Needle002.jpg 18
57= Atlanta   United States Atlanta Skyline from Buckhead.jpg 17
57= Calgary   Canada Calgary Skyline 2015 2.png 17
57= London   United Kingdom London from a hot air balloon.jpg 17
57= Riyadh   Saudi Arabia Riyadh North Skyline .jpg 17
61= Fuzhou   China Wusi Hualin Road Intersection CBD.jpg 16
61= Ho Chi Minh City   Vietnam
Río Saigón, Ciudad Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 2013-08-14, DD 29.JPG
16
61= Kunming   China
Kunming 40.JPG
16
61= Kuwait City   Kuwait Kuwait City cropped.jpg 16
65 Taipei   Taiwan Taipeiskyline.jpg 15
66= Frankfurt am Main   Germany Frankfurt Skyline (16259801511).jpg 14
66= Goyang   South Korea Hipark city Familie.jpg 14
66= Las Vegas   United States Las Vegas 89.jpg 14
66= Mandaluyong   Philippines Mandaluyong City 1.JPG 14
66= Pyongyang   North Korea Laika ac Pyongyang (7975203722).jpg 14
66= Taiyuan   China
太原市中心.jpg
14
72= Brisbane   Australia Brisbane May 2013.jpg 13
72= Manama   Bahrain Manama, Bahrain Decembre 2014.jpg 13
72= Philadelphia   United States GardenStreetBridgeSchuylkillRiverSkylinePhiladelphiaPennsylvania.jpg 13
72= São Paulo   Brazil Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge jpg.jpg 13
72= Tel Aviv   Israel 080718 Tel Aviv (01).jpg 13
77= Paris- Courbevoie   France Paris - Eiffelturm und Marsfeld2.jpg 12
77= Pattaya   Thailand Pattaya Thailand skyline photo D Ramey Logan.jpg 12
77= Sharjah   United Arab Emirates Al Khan Lagoon by Night.jpg 12
80= Bogota   Colombia Centro fin Btá 2.jpg 11
80= Nagoya   Japan 180324 Nagoya Castle & Skyscrapers in Meieki.jpg 11
80= Taichung   Taiwan Taichung skyline on a clear day.JPG 11
80= Zhengzhou   China CBDyiZZ.jpg 11
84= Buenos Aires   Argentina Buenos Aires con las puertas abiertas.jpg 10
84= Daejeon   South Korea Daejeon Government Complex.jpg 10
84= Dongguan   China Dongguan Avenue (CBD) 2010.jpg 10
84= Jersey City   United States 2013 Jersey City skyline 2.jpg 10
84= Pittsburgh   United States Pittsburgh skyline panorama daytime.jpg 10
84= Xi'an   China XiAn qujiang.jpg 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 Shenzhen Skyline from Nanshan.jpg 48
2 Mumbai   India Mumbai Skyline at Night.jpg 46
3 Dubai   United Arab Emirates Dubai skyline 2010.jpg 45
4 Shenyang   China Shenyang Qingnian Street.JPG 43
5 New York City   United States Lower Manhattan from Jersey City November 2014 panorama 3.jpg 39
6 Wuhan   China WuhanSkyline.jpg 29
7 Toronto   Canada Toronto Skyline (3594919082).jpg 28
8 Guangzhou   China Guangzhou dusk panorama.jpg 27
9 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia Moonrise over kuala lumpur.jpg 23
10= Bangkok   Thailand Ratchadamri at night (9322828200).jpg 22
10= Chongqing   China SkylineOfChongqing.jpg 22
10= Nanning   China Nanning skyline 2008.JPG 22
13 Melbourne   Australia Melbourne skyline - cropped and contrast.jpg 20
14 Guiyang   China Guiyang buildings.jpg 18
15 Shanghai   China Shanghai - Pudong - Lujiazui.jpg 17
16 Xi'an   China XiAn qujiang.jpg 16
17 London   United Kingdom London from a hot air balloon.jpg 15
18= Balneário Camboriú   Brazil Panorama Balneário Camboriú.jpg 14
18= Jakarta   Indonesia Jakarta Skyline Part 2.jpg 14
18= Miami   United States Downtown Miami Panorama from the Rusty Pelican photo D Ramey Logan.jpg 14
18= Moscow   Russia Moscow Business Center 5073-84.jpg 14
22= Hefei   China Hefeiskyline.jpg 13
22= Ningbo   China Downtown Ningbo with Tianyi Square.jpg 13
24 Hangzhou   China Qianjiang guoji shidai plaza 09.jpg 12
25 Busan   South Korea Busan harbour.jpg 11
26 Makati   Philippines 10-25-2005 JVBA Makati Skyline.jpg 10
27 Urumqi   China Urumqi partial panorama at dusk.JPG 10
28= Lanzhou   China Lanzhou city from Five Springs Park.jpg 9
28= Riyadh   Saudi Arabia Riyadh North Skyline .jpg 9
30= Beijing   China CBD view from Tongzhou 3.jpg 8
30= Chengdu   China Jiuyanqiao.jpg 8
30= Chicago   United States Chicago sunrise 1.jpg 8
30= Colombo   Sri Lanka UG-LK Photowalk - Colombo Skyline - 2017-03-12 (5).jpg 8
30= Kunming   China
Kunming 40.JPG
8
30= Los Angeles   United States Los Angeles Skyline at Night.jpg 8
30= Mexico City   Mexico Ciudad.de.Mexico.City.Distrito.Federal.DF.Paseo.Reforma.Skyline.jpg 8
30= Nanjing   China Nanjing Skyline 2012.jpg 8
30= Tianjin   China Tianjin Skyline 2009 Sep 11 by Nangua 2.jpg 8
30= Xiamen   China 仙岳山上看滨北 - panoramio.jpg 8
30= Zhuhai   China Portas do Cerco.JPG 8
41= Changsha   China 长沙市解放西路酒吧一条街.jpg 7
41= Gurgaon   India Apartmentingurgaon.JPG 7
41= Istanbul   Turkey Modern Istanbul skyline.jpg 7
44= Ankara   Turkey Sogutozu Ankara Turkey.jpg 6
44= Gwangmyeong   South Korea 6
44= Jeddah   Saudi Arabia Jeddah Seafront.jpg 6
44= Jinan   China Jinanfromqianfoshan.jpg 6
44= Mandaluyong   Philippines Mandaluyong City 1.JPG 6
44= Suzhou   China Gate of the Orient 东方之门 dong fang zhi men Suzhou photo Christian Gänshirt 2015.JPG 6
44= Sydney   Australia Sydney skyline and harbour.jpg 6
44= Zhanjiang   China 6
52= Baku   Azerbaijan A view of the Baku bay, Azerbaijan.jpg 5
52= Burnaby   Canada Metrotown Burnaby.JPG 5
52= Dalian   China DalianSkyline.JPG 5
52= Harbin   China Harbin Economic and Technological Development Zone.jpg 5
52= Noida   India Noida sector 78.jpg 5
52= Qingdao   China Qingdao picture.jpg 5
52= San Francisco   United States San Francisco skyline of April 2017 seen from Treasure Island.jpg 5
52= Seoul   South Korea Downtown Seoul.jpg 5
52= Surabaya   Indonesia Surabaya Central Park.jpg 5
52= Tokyo   Japan Skyscrapers Shinjuku 2007 rev.jpg 5
62= Changchun   China 长春20171029.png 4
62= Doha   Qatar Doha Qatar skyline at night Sept 2012.jpg 4
62= Frankfurt am Main   Germany Frankfurt Skyline (16259801511).jpg 4
62= Gold Coast   Australia Gold Coast skyline.jpg 4
62= Ho Chi Minh City   Vietnam
Río Saigón, Ciudad Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 2013-08-14, DD 29.JPG
4
62= Liuzhou   China Liuzhou city night photo.JPG 4
62= Manila   Philippines Ermita, Luneta, PNU, SM mall (near city hall) (Manila)(2018-02-05).jpg 4
62= Pasig   Philippines Ortigas Center Manila.JPG 4
62= Seattle   United States Space Needle002.jpg 4
62= Taguig   Philippines Fort Bonifacio 2.JPG 4
72= Auckland   New Zealand Auckland City from Mt Victoria, Devonport - Flickr - 111 Emergency (1).jpg 3
72= Beihai   China 3
72= Brisbane   Australia Brisbane May 2013.jpg 3
72= Dongguan   China Dongguan Avenue (CBD) 2010.jpg 3
72= Foshan   China Foshan 2011.jpg 3
72= Guilin   China 20090503 Guilin 6285.jpg 3
72= Haikou   China Haikou skyline in 2013 - 01.jpg 3
72= Hanoi   Vietnam West Hanoi.jpg 3
72= Jersey City   United States 2013 Jersey City skyline 2.jpg 3
72= Karachi   Pakistan KarachiSkyline-View from Hill Park-Panorama.jpg 3
72= Kolkata   India Urbana Residential Complex in kolkata.jpg 3
72= Manama   Bahrain Manama, Bahrain Decembre 2014.jpg 3
72= Manchester   United Kingdom Manchester In Colour!.jpg 3
72= Mecca   Saudi Arabia Mecca from Jabal Nur.JPG 3
72= Medan   Indonesia Medan.. Downtown.jpg 3
72= Monterrey   Mexico Campestre de Monterrey.jpg 3
72= Nanchang   China Nanchang Bayi Guangchang 20120723-20.jpg 3
72= Puebla   Mexico 3
72= Shijiazhuang   China Farviewshijiazhuang.jpg 3
72= Sunny Isles Beach   United States Sunny Isles Beach skyline 2015 from west.jpg 3
72= Taichung   Taiwan Taichung skyline on a clear day.JPG 3
72= Taiyuan   China 太原市中心.jpg 3
72= Tel Aviv   Israel 080718 Tel Aviv (01).jpg 3
72= Warsaw   Poland Warsaw panorama.png 3
72= Wuxi   China Wuxi.jpg 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 Hong Kong, China [5] 1 2 4 6 16 65 330
2 United States New York City [6] 1 2 5 8 18 35 100 302
3 United Arab Emirates Dubai [7] 1 1 1 1 1 3 15 37 69 114 232
4 China Shenzhen [8] 1 1 2 7 21 43 114 183
5 China Shanghai [9] 1 1 2 3 4 8 26 64 169
6 Japan Tokyo [10] 1 27 151
7 China Chongqing [11] 1 3 6 22 55 139
8 United States Chicago [12] 2 3 7 15 33 127
9 China Guangzhou [13] 1 1 2 4 12 22 42 126
10 Indonesia Jakarta [14] 1 4 15 49 94
11 Thailand Bangkok [15] 1 1 1 1 1 4 8 24 92
12 China Chengdu [16] 1 1 1 3 4 26 89
13 Canada Toronto [17] 1 7 27 87
14 Singapore Singapore [18] 8 34 86
15 South Korea Seoul [19] 1 1 1 1 2 6 20 85
16 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur [20] 1 1 3 4 5 10 21 46 82
17 India Mumbai [21] 1 3 16 38 76
18 China Wuhan [22] 1 1 1 3 3 7 14 38 68
19 South Korea Busan [23] 1 1 4 11 18 65
20 China Nanjing [24] 1 1 2 8 13 34 64
21 Australia Melbourne [25] 1 8 23 62
=22 United States Miami [26] 3 10 61
=22 China Nanning [27] 1 1 2 3 7 9 29 61
24 China Tianjin [28] 1 1 1 1 3 10 30 57
25 Panama Panama City [29] 4 23 52
26 Russia 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
United Arab Emirates Dubai [31] 1 1 1 1 4 10 22
China Shenzhen [8] 1 1 2 7 14
United States New York City [6] 1 2 4 7 12
China Guangzhou [13] 2 1 2 4 10
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur - 1 1 3 5 6 9
China Tianjin [28] 1 2 3 3 8
China Shanghai [9] 1 1 3 4 4 6
Hong Kong Hong Kong, China [32] 1 1 2 4 6
China Chongqing [11] 1 1 2 6
United States Chicago [12] 1 1 2 2 6
Saudi Arabia Mecca - 1 1 1 1 1 1
Saudi Arabia Jeddah 1 1 1 1 2 3 4
Saudi Arabia Riyadh - - - 7 - 2 4
Kuwait Kuwait City - - - - 1 2 5
Indonesia Jakarta [33] - - - - - 1 4
Russia Moscow - - - - - 2 6
United States San Francisco - - - - - - 1
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi - - - - - 1 6
Australia Gold Coast - - - - - - 1
South Korea Incheon - - - - - - 1
Thailand Bangkok - - - - 1 1 4
Qatar Doha - - 2 4 4 4 5
Chile Santiago - - - - - - 1
South Korea Seoul - - 1 1 1 1 2
South Korea Busan - - 1 1 1 1 2
France Paris [34] - - - - - - 2
Kazakhstan Astana - - - - - 1 1
United States Houston [35] - - - - - - 2
United States Los Angeles - - - - - - 2
United Kingdom London - - - - - - 1
Mexico Mexico City - - - - - - 1
Mexico Monterrey - - - - - - 2
Japan Osaka - - - - - - 1
Sri Lanka Colombo - - - - 1 1 2
United States Philadelphia - - - - - - 1
United States Atlanta - - - - - - 1
Australia Melbourne - - - - - - 1
India Mumbai - - - - 1 2 5
Bangladesh Dhaka - - - - 2 2 2
Taiwan Taipei - - - - - - 1
North Korea Pyongyang - - - - - - 1
Canada 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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