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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)

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 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 273
3 Dubai  United Arab Emirates Dubai skyline 2010.jpg 190
4 Shanghai  China Shanghai - Pudong - Lujiazui.jpg 157
5 Tokyo  Japan Skyscrapers Shinjuku 2007 rev.jpg 149
6 Shenzhen  China Shenzhen Skyline from Nanshan.jpg 148
7 Chicago  United States Chicago sunrise 1.jpg 123
8 Chongqing  China SkylineOfChongqing.jpg 118
9 Guangzhou  China Guangzhou dusk panorama.jpg 108
10= Jakarta  Indonesia Jakarta Skyline Part 2.jpg 85
10= Singapore  Singapore Singapore Marina-Bay-Panorama-02.jpg 85
12 Shenyang  China Shenyang Qingnian Street.JPG 82
13= Bangkok  Thailand Ratchadamri at night (9322828200).jpg 81
13= Chengdu  China Jiuyanqiao.jpg 81
15 Seoul  South Korea Downtown Seoul.jpg 80
16 Toronto  Canada Toronto Skyline (3594919082).jpg 60
17 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Moonrise over kuala lumpur.jpg 59
18 Busan  South Korea Busan harbour.jpg 57
19 Nanjing  China Nanjing Skyline 2012.jpg 55
20 Wuhan  China WuhanSkyline.jpg 54
21 Panama City  Panama Panama city.png 52
22 Nanning  China Nanning skyline 2008.JPG 51
23= Miami  United States Downtown Miami Panorama from the Rusty Pelican photo D Ramey Logan.jpg 50
23= Tianjin  China Tianjin Skyline 2009 Sep 11 by Nangua 2.jpg 50
25 Istanbul  Turkey Modern Istanbul skyline.jpg 45
26 Mumbai  India Mumbai Skyline at Night.jpg 44
27 Melbourne  Australia Melbourne skyline - cropped and contrast.jpg 43
28= Beijing  China CBD view from Tongzhou 3.jpg 41
28= Makati  Philippines 10-25-2005 JVBA Makati Skyline.jpg 41
28= Osaka  Japan Central Osaka.jpg 41
31= Dalian  China DalianSkyline.JPG 40
31= Moscow  Russia Moscow Business Center 5073-84.jpg 40
33 Houston  United States Panoramic Houston skyline.jpg 38
34 Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Corniche Beach.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 29
40 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
43= San Francisco  United States San Francisco skyline of April 2017 seen from Treasure Island.jpg 24
43= Zhuhai  China Portas do Cerco.JPG 24
46= Jinan  China Jinanfromqianfoshan.jpg 22
46= Qingdao  China Qingdao picture.jpg 22
48 Hefei  China Hefeiskyline.jpg 21
49= Dallas  United States Dallas view.jpg 20
49= Liuzhou  China Liuzhou city night photo.JPG 20
49= Macau  China Vistas de Macao, 2013-08-08, DD 02.jpg 20
49= Mexico City  Mexico Ciudad.de.Mexico.City.Distrito.Federal.DF.Paseo.Reforma.Skyline.jpg 20
49= Ningbo  China Downtown Ningbo with Tianyi Square.jpg 20
49= Wuxi  China Wuxi.jpg 20
55= Boston  United States Panoramic Boston.jpg 19
55= London  United Kingdom London from a hot air balloon.jpg 19
55= Seattle  United States Seattle Skyline WSB.jpg 19
58= Atlanta  United States Atlanta Skyline from Buckhead.jpg 17
58= Calgary  Canada Calgary Skyline 2015 2.png 17
58= 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 Mandaluyong  Philippines Mandaluyong City 1.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= Pyongyang  North Korea Laika ac Pyongyang (7975203722).jpg 14
66= Taipei  Taiwan Taipeiskyline.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= Taichung  Taiwan Taichung skyline on a clear day.JPG 13
72= Tel Aviv  Israel 080718 Tel Aviv (01).jpg 13
72= Xi'an  China XiAn qujiang.jpg 13
79= Paris-Courbevoie  France Paris - Eiffelturm und Marsfeld2.jpg 12
79= Pattaya  Thailand Pattaya Thailand skyline photo D Ramey Logan.jpg 12
79= Sharjah  United Arab Emirates Al Khan Lagoon by Night.jpg 12
82= Bogota  Colombia Centro fin Btá 2.jpg 11
82= Buenos Aires  Argentina Buenos Aires at night.jpg 11
82= Jersey City  United States 2013 Jersey City skyline 2.jpg 11
82= Nagoya  Japan 180324 Nagoya Castle & Skyscrapers in Meieki.jpg 11
82= Zhengzhou  China CBDyiZZ.jpg 11
87= Daejeon  South Korea Daejeon Government Complex.jpg 10
87= Dongguan  China Dongguan Avenue (CBD) 2010.jpg 10
87= Kawasaki  Japan Musashi-kosugi skyscrapers.jpg 10
87= Lanzhou  China Lanzhou city from Five Springs Park.jpg 10
87= Pittsburgh  United States Pittsburgh skyline panorama daytime.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 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 Shenzhen Skyline from Nanshan.jpg 49
2 Mumbai  India Mumbai Skyline at Night.jpg 47
3 Dubai  United Arab Emirates Dubai skyline 2010.jpg 43
4 New York City  United States Lower Manhattan from Jersey City November 2014 panorama 3.jpg 34
5 Shenyang  China Shenyang Qingnian Street.JPG 32
6 Wuhan  China WuhanSkyline.jpg 30
7 Toronto  Canada Toronto Skyline (3594919082).jpg 27
8 Guangzhou  China Guangzhou dusk panorama.jpg 25
9 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Moonrise over kuala lumpur.jpg 23
10 Chongqing  China SkylineOfChongqing.jpg 22
11= Melbourne  Australia Melbourne skyline - cropped and contrast.jpg 20
11= Nanning  China Nanning skyline 2008.JPG 20
13= Guiyang  China Guiyang buildings.jpg 18
13= Shanghai  China Shanghai - Pudong - Lujiazui.jpg 18
15 Balneário Camboriú  Brazil Vista parcial de Balneário Camboriú SC a partir do Parque Unipraias.JPG 15
16 Busan  South Korea Busan harbour.jpg 14
17= Jakarta  Indonesia Jakarta Skyline Part 2.jpg 13
17= London  United Kingdom London from a hot air balloon.jpg 13
17= Ningbo  China Downtown Ningbo with Tianyi Square.jpg 13
17= Xi'an  China XiAn qujiang.jpg 13
21= Bangkok  Thailand Ratchadamri at night (9322828200).jpg 12
21= Hangzhou  China Qianjiang guoji shidai plaza 09.jpg 12
23= Hefei  China Hefeiskyline.jpg 11
23= Moscow  Russia Moscow Business Center 5073-84.jpg 11
25 Urumqi  China Urumqi partial panorama at dusk.JPG 10
26= Makati  Philippines 10-25-2005 JVBA Makati Skyline.jpg 9
26= Riyadh  Saudi Arabia Riyadh North Skyline .jpg 9
28= Chengdu  China Jiuyanqiao.jpg 8
28= Kunming  China
Kunming 40.JPG
8
28= Los Angeles  United States Los Angeles Skyline at Night.jpg 8
28= Miami  United States Downtown Miami Panorama from the Rusty Pelican photo D Ramey Logan.jpg 8
28= Nanjing  China Nanjing Skyline 2012.jpg 8
28= Tianjin  China Tianjin Skyline 2009 Sep 11 by Nangua 2.jpg 8
28= Xiamen  China 仙岳山上看滨北 - panoramio.jpg 8
35= Changchun  China 长春20171029.png 7
35= Gurgaon  India Apartmentingurgaon.JPG 7
35= Mexico City  Mexico Ciudad.de.Mexico.City.Distrito.Federal.DF.Paseo.Reforma.Skyline.jpg 7
35= Sydney  Australia Sydney skyline and harbour.jpg 7
39= Beijing  China CBD view from Tongzhou 3.jpg 6
39= Changsha  China 长沙市解放西路酒吧一条街.jpg 6
39= Chicago  United States Chicago sunrise 1.jpg 6
39= Gwangmyeong  South Korea 6
39= Jinan  China Jinanfromqianfoshan.jpg 6
39= Suzhou  China Gate of the Orient 东方之门 dong fang zhi men Suzhou photo Christian Gänshirt 2015.JPG 6
39= Zhanjiang  China 6
39= Zhuhai  China Portas do Cerco.JPG 6
47= Ankara  Turkey Sogutozu Ankara Turkey.jpg 5
47= Baku  Azerbaijan A view of the Baku bay, Azerbaijan.jpg 5
47= Colombo  Sri Lanka UG-LK Photowalk - Colombo Skyline - 2017-03-12 (5).jpg 5
47= Dalian  China DalianSkyline.JPG 5
47= Harbin  China Harbin Economic and Technological Development Zone.jpg 5
47= Jeddah  Saudi Arabia Jeddah Seafront.jpg 5
47= Karachi  Pakistan KarachiSkyline-View from Hill Park-Panorama.jpg 5
47= Mandaluyong  Philippines Mandaluyong City 1.JPG 5
47= Noida  India Noida sector 78.jpg 5
47= Seoul  South Korea Downtown Seoul.jpg 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 China Hong Kong[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 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
Taiwan Taipei 1
North Korea Pyongyang 1
Canada Toronto 1
Pakistan 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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