Which Cities Have the Most Skyscrapers?
Throughout the world, different countries are reaching new heights. As different countries grow in population, we’re all building upwards as well as outwards in our urban landscapes and city spaces to accommodate everyone, with different homes and workplaces.
As of January 2020, these cities below all have at least 10 completed skyscrapers that are taller than 150 metres (492ft) – however, like the constantly evolving and developing world we live in, this list of cities with the world’s tallest buildings is subject to change.
In Hong Kong, at the time of writing this article, there are currently a magnificent 355 skyscrapers.
New York City, USA
New York City is closely following behind with an incredible 282 skyscrapers.
Followed by Shenzhen in China with an amazing 270 skyscrapers.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai in the United Arab Emirates has an impressive 199 skyscrapers.
Shanghai, another Chinese city, has a jaw-dropping 163 skyscrapers.
As you may be able to see from our top 5 list, China is building skyscrapers across all their major cities at a phenomenal rate. With at least 25 Chinese cities making the ‘top 100’ list of cities with the most skyscrapers in the world.
How Tall Could We Build?
With the world getting a little bit taller everyday in our quest to reach new heights, and build upwards to cater for an ever-aging and growing population, the question on everyone’s lips remains the same: how tall can we build?
Currently, the tallest skyscraper (Burj Khalifa in Dubai) reaches a height of around 2,716ft, but can we safely build any higher? Or more sensibly, should we build any higher?
Heights for the World’s Tallest Buildings:
- Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 1,483ft (88 floors)
- One World Trade Center, New York City, USA – 1,776ft (94 floors)
- Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan – 1,667ft (101 floors)
- International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong – 1,588ft (108 floors)
- Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China – 2,073ft (128 floors)
- World Financial Center, Shanghai, China – 1,614ft (101 floors)
- Ping An Finance Center, Shenzhen, China – 1,965ft (115 floors)
- Makkah Royal Clock Tower, Mecca, Saudi Arabia – 1,972ft (120 floors)
- Lotte World Tower, Seoul, South Korea – 1,819ft (123 floors)
- Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 2,716ft (163 floors
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