Skyline of Hong Kong at night, which has over 500 skyscrapers.
Skyline of Hong Kong at night, which has over 500 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 as of October 2021 that are taller than 150 m (492 ft).[3]

Rank City Country Image Number of skyscrapers
1 Hong Kong  China
517
2 Shenzhen  China
342
3 New York  United States
299
4 Dubai  United Arab Emirates
237
5 Mumbai  India
200
6 Shanghai  China
180
7 Tokyo  Japan
164
8 Guangzhou  China
150
9 Chongqing  China
135
9 Chicago  United States
135
10 Wuhan  China
112
11= Bangkok  Thailand
108
11= Jakarta  Indonesia
108
12 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia
104
13 Singapore  Singapore
96
14 Shenyang  China
94
15 Chengdu  China
91
16 Seoul  South Korea
82
17 Toronto  Canada
76
18 Busan  South Korea
74
19 Melbourne  Australia
67
20 Nanjing  China
66
22 Panama City  Panama
65
23 Tianjin  China
64
24 Nanning  China
63
25 Miami  United States
55
26 Makati  Philippines
53
27 Beijing  China
52
28 Changsha  China
51
29 Incheon  South Korea
50
30= Istanbul  Turkey
48
30= Dalian  China
48
32 Moscow  Russia
46
34= Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates
44
34= Doha  Qatar
44
36= Osaka  Japan
43
36= Hangzhou  China
43
38 Houston  United States
40
39= Sydney  Australia
38
39= Zhuhai  China
38
41= Macau  China
32
41= Xiamen  China
32
43= Nanchang  China
31
43= Suzhou  China
31
45 London  United Kingdom
30
46= Jinan  China
29
46= Qingdao  China
29
46= Ningbo  China
29
46= Hefei  China
29
50= Los Angeles  United States
27
50 San Francisco  United States
26
51= Wuxi  China
25
51= Sharjah  United Arab Emirates
25
53 Mexico City  Mexico
24
54 Liuzhou  China
23
55= Guiyang  China
22
55= Seattle  United States
22
55= Boston  United States
22
55= Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam
22
55= Balneario Camboriu  Brazil
22
60 Dallas  United States
21
60= Riyadh  Saudi Arabia
21
62 Johor Bahru  Malaysia
20
63 Taiyuan  China
19
64= Kunming  China
18
64= Lanzhou  China
18
64= Mandaluyong  Philippines 18
64= Calgary  Canada
18
64= Dongguan  China
18
69= Xi'an  China
17
69= Kuwait City  Kuwait
17
69= Frankfurt  Germany
17
69= Taguig  Philippines 17
69= Atlanta  United States
17
69= Fuzhou  China
17
75= Brisbane  Australia
16
75= São Paulo  Brazil
16
75= Tel Aviv  Israel
16
78= Delhi NCR  India
15
78= Pyongyang  North Korea
15
78= Las Vegas  United States
15
78= Philadelphia  United States
15
78= Manama  Bahrain
15
78= Taichung  Taiwan
15
83= Goyang  South Korea
14
83= Jersey City  United States
14
83= Taipei  Taiwan
14
86= Paris-Courbevoie  France
13
88= Bogotá  Colombia
12
88= Buenos Aires  Argentina
12
88= Sunny Isles Beach  United States
12
88= Pattaya  Thailand
12
88= Hanoi  Vietnam
12
92= Nagoya  Japan
11
92= Shijiazhuang  China 11
92= Colombo  Sri Lanka
11
92= Pasig  Philippines 11
92= Ankara  Turkey
11
92= Zhengzhou  China
11
99= Kawasaki  Japan
10
99= Daejeon  South Korea
10
99= Pittsburgh  United States
10
99= Warsaw Poland Poland
10
99= Montreal  Canada
10
99= Kolkata  India
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.[4]

Rank City Country Image No. of skyscrapers under construction
1 Mumbai  India
249[[1]]
2 Shenzhen  China
81
3 Dubai  United Arab Emirates
46
4 Tel Aviv (Gush Dan)  Israel
41
5 New York City  United States
34
6 Guangzhou  China
34
7 Wuhan  China
33
8= Toronto  Canada
30
8= Shenyang  China
30
9 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia
29
10 Delhi NCR  India
25
11= Nanning  China
21
11= Shanghai  China
21
11= Metro Manila[2]  Philippines
21
11= Melbourne  Australia
19
11= Guiyang  China
19
12= Sydney  Australia
17
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 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.

Rank City ≥800m ≥700m ≥600m ≥500m ≥450m ≥400m ≥350m ≥300m ≥250m ≥200m ≥150m
1 Shenzhen[5] 1 1 2 12 25 51 144 370
2 Hong Kong[6] 1 2 4 6 16 67 356
3 New York City[7] 1 2 5 8 19 36 103 316
4 Dubai[8] 1 1 1 1 1 3 15 34 71 126 247
5 Shanghai[9] 1 1 2 3 4 10 28 71 184
6 Tokyo[10] 1 3 33 166
7 Guangzhou[11] 1 1 2 5 15 29 54 152
8 Chongqing[12] 1 2 4 8 23 56 142
9 Chicago[13] 2 3 7 17 37 133
10 Wuhan[14] 2 2 6 13 50 131
11 Shenyang[15] 1 5 8 40 115
12 Metro Manila[16][circular reference] 2 12 32 110
13 (=) Kuala Lumpur[17] 1 1 3 4 5 11 22 60 107
13 (=) Jakarta[18] 1 4 20 53 107
13 (=) Bangkok[19] 1 1 4 13 30 107
16 Mumbai[20] 1 1 10 3 1 19 35 105
17 Toronto[21] 1 7 31 97
18 Singapore[22] 8 34 95
19 Chengdu[23] 1 1 1 3 5 27 92
20 Seoul[24] 1 1 1 1 2 6 20 83
21 Melbourne[25] 2 8 29 75
22 (=) Nanning[26] 1 2 8 10 31 74
22 (=) Busan[27] 1 1 4 11 24 74
24 Nanjing[28] 2 3 4 13 18 41 73
25 Miami[29] 5 6 14 69
26 Tianjin[30] 1 1 1 1 4 11 29 60
27 Panama City[31] 4 24 56
28 (=) Hangzhou[32] 2 15 23 52
28 (=) Sydney[33] 2 16 52
30 Moscow[34] 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[35] 1 1 1 1 3 15 34
Shenzhen[5] 1 1 2 10 21
New York City[7] 1 2 6 10 19
Mumbai 1 1 10 3 8
Guangzhou[11] 2 1 2 4 10
Kuala Lumpur 1 1 3 5 6 9
Tianjin[30] 1 2 3 3 8
Shanghai[9] 1 1 3 4 4 6
Hong Kong[36] 1 1 2 4 6
Chongqing[12] 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[37] 1 4
Miami[29] 2
Moscow 2 6
San Francisco 1
Abu Dhabi 1 6
Gold Coast 1
Incheon 1
Bangkok 1 1 4
Doha 2 5
Santiago 1
Seoul 1 1 1 1 2
Busan 1 1 1 1 2
Paris[38] 2
Astana 1 1
Houston[39] 2
Los Angeles 2
London 1
Mexico City 1
Monterrey 2
Osaka 1
Colombo 1 1 2
Philadelphia 1
Atlanta 1
Melbourne 2
Taipei 1 1 1 1 2
Metro Manila 2
Delhi NCR 1
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.[40] 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.[41]
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.[42] 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[43][44]) currently at 8th place in world ranking.
Metro Vancouver is a metropolitan city and a regional district composed of 23 municipalities. The area is also known as Greater Vancouver. The city encompasses an area of 2,882.68 km2, comparable to the areas of other cities included on this list such as Moscow, Hanoi, and Tokyo. This is not to be confused with the City of Vancouver, which is only 115 square kilometers and contains the central business district of the city. Also population wise, the City of Vancouver only has a population of 675,218, compared with the more metropolitan figure of 2,737,698 in Metro Vancouver.[45] Due to building height restrictions, the majority of Metro Vancouver's skyscrapers are situated in the municipality of Burnaby, which is also where the administrative offices of Metro Vancouver are located. As of September 2021, Metro Vancouver contains 14 completed and topped out skyscrapers and 8 under construction. [46][47][48][49][50]
Gush Dan, or Greater Tel Aviv, is a metropolitan area that includes over 40 municipalities. It covers an area of 1,516 square kilometers, comparable to the areas covered by other cities on the list. This is not to be confused with Tel Aviv-Yafo, which is only 52 square kilometers in size, housing about 450,000 residents, and constitutes the core of the metropolis. Cities in the metropolitan containing skyscrapers are: Tel Aviv-Yafo,[51] Ramat Gan,[52] Bnei Brak,[53] Ashdod,[54] Bat Yam,[55] Petah Tikva[56] and Givatayim.[57]

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