Skyscrapers magnetize the gaze with their height. Also, several times they stand out for their design. The skyline of cities like Hong Kong, New York, Mumbai, and Dubai displays some of the greatest feats of engineering. Driven by a huge population and a rapidly rising economy, Hong Kong tops our list of the cities with the most skyscrapers in the world, 2020. As one of the most robust cities in the United States; New York City is home to the second largest collection of skyscrapers on the planet.
To identify cities with the most skyscrapers, CEOWORLD magazine reviewed numerous national and international media reports. The following list showcases the cities with the most skyscrapers in 2020. Skyscraper is a high-rise building that is 100 meters or more. The first city of the list is Hong Kong. There you can find 1,453 skyscrapers. Ten of the most famous skyscrapers of Hong Kong are International Commerce Centre (484 m), Two International Finance Centre, Central Plaza, Bank of China Tower, The Center (99 Queen’s Road Central; 346 m), Teddy Tower, One Island East Centre, Cheung Kong Centre, Victoria Dockside, and The Cullinan II (No. 1 Austin Road West; 270 m).
Second, in the list is New York City with 822 skyscrapers. Many of the city’s most high profile developments, from One World Trade Center, Central Park Tower, 11 West 57th Street, One Vanderbilt Place to 432 Park Avenue, all exceed the 400 meters limit.
Closely follows Shenzhen in the third place of the list with a total number of 570 skyscrapers. The most significant skyscrapers in Shenzhen are the Ping An International Finance Center (is the tallest tower in Shenzhen and the fourth tallest building in the world), the KK100 (the whole building is designed in a special streamlined shape which symbolizes a fountain), the China Resources Headquarters Main Tower, Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1, the Shun Hing Square (is also known as the Diwang Building and is built on a triangular site on Shenzhen’s main east-west corridor, Shennan Road – It holds the record of being the thinnest skyscraper because the ratio of its width to its height is 1:9), Shenzhen Center 1, Hanking Center, One Shenzhen Bay 7, Han Kwok City Center and Baoneng Center.
Cities With The Largest Number Of Skyscrapers In 2020
|1||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||1.453|
|2||New York City||United States||822|
|8||Dubai||United Arab Emirates||346|
|39||Ho Chi Minh City||121|
|51||San Francisco||United States||88|
|57||Tel Aviv - Yaffo||Israel||79|
|60||Abu Dhabi||United Arab Emirates||75|
|61||Los Angeles||United States||75|
|66||Sharjah||United Arab Emirates||67|
|77||Rio de Janeiro||Brazil||53|
|78||Las Vegas||United States||53|
|87||Gold Coast City||Australia||48|
|97||Frankfurt am Main||Germany||36|
|100||San Diego||United States||35|
Tokyo is at the fourth place of the list with a total number of 560 skyscrapers. It’s worth mentioning that Japan is home to some of the most resilient buildings in the world. Their secret lies in their capacity to dance as the ground moves beneath them.
Next comes Singapore with 507 skyscrapers. Tanjong Pagar Centre holds the title of tallest building in Singapore. It stands at 290 meters exempted from the height restriction of 280 meters in the Central Business District.
Wuhan is at the 6th place of the list with 393 skyscrapers. Wuhan Center is currently the tallest building in Wuhan rising 438 meters.
Bangkok comes at the 7th place of the list with 390 skyscrapers. The 10 skyscrapers that stand out are Magnolias Waterfront Residences, MahaNakhon, Baiyoke Tower II, Four Seasons Private Residence, The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, The River South Tower, Canapaya Residences 1, State Tower, Magnolias, and Menam Residence.
At the 8th place of the list comes Dubai with a total number of 346 skyscrapers. The tallest building in Dubai is the Burj Khalifa, which rises 828 meters and contains 163 floors. The tower has stood as both the tallest building in the world and the tallest man-made structure of any kind in the world since its completion in January 2010. The second-tallest building in Dubai is the 425 meter Marina 101 Tower, which also stands as the world’s second tallest residential skyscraper.
At 9th and 10th place of the list come Chicago and Guangzhou with a total number of 330 and 320 skyscrapers respectively. The tallest building in Chicago is the 110-story Willis Tower, which rises 442 meters in the Chicago Loop and was completed in 1974. The tallest building in Guangzhou is currently Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, which stands 530 meters tall. It is also the third-tallest building in China and the seventh-tallest in the world.
Completing the list of the top 20 cities around the world with the most skyscrapers we find Toronto at the 11th place. There the total number of skyscrapers is 316. Shanghai is 12th at the list with 312 skyscrapers. Closely follows Guiyang (13th place) with 285 skyscrapers and Kuala Lumpur (14th place) with a total number of 246 skyscrapers. Chonqing is at the 15th place of the list (246 skyscrapers) and Mumbai at the 16th place of the list (208 skyscrapers). Moscow, Seoul, Jakarta and Beijing are at the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th place of the list with 205, 203, 189, and 180 skyscrapers respectively.
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