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Revealed: Cities With The Largest Number Of Skyscrapers In 2020

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

RANKCityCountrySkyscrapers
1Hong KongHong Kong1.453
2New York CityUnited States822
3ShenzhenChina570
4TokyoJapan560
5SingaporeSingapore507
6WuhanChina393
7BangkokThailand390
8DubaiUnited Arab Emirates346
9ChicagoUnited States330
10GuangzhouChina320
11TorontoCanada316
12ShanghaiChina312
13GuiyangChina285
14Kuala LumpurMalaysia246
15ChongqingChina246
16MumbaiIndia208
17MoscowRussia205
18SeoulSouth Korea203
19JakartaIndonesia189
20BeijingChina180
21TianjinChina175
22OsakaJapan170
23BusanSouth Korea169
24IstanbulTurkey157
25XiamenChina156
26HangzhouChina154
27HefeiChina151
28MacauMacau141
29MelbourneAustralia138
30ChangshaChina134
31ChengduChina133
32Panama CityPanama133
33TaipeiTaiwan133
34ShenyangChina133
35IncheonSouth Korea132
36HanoiVietnam129
37NanningChina126
38NingboChina125
39Ho Chi Minh City121
40SydneyVietnam118
41Mexico CityMexico117
42MiamiUnited States115
43TaichungTaiwan106
44HoustonUnited States103
45DalianChina102
46Sao PauloBrazil99
47JinanChina97
48NanjingChina96
49MakatiPhilippines95
50LondonUnited Kingdom93
51San FranciscoUnited States88
52SuzhouChina88
53HarbinChina86
54Kaohsiung CityTaiwan85
55QingdaoChina80
56ZhuhaiChina80
57Tel Aviv - YaffoIsrael79
58HonoluluUnited States79
59Buenos AiresArgentina75
60Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates75
61Los AngelesUnited States75
62AnkaraTurkey70
63AtlantaUnited States69
64CalgaryCanada69
65TaiyuanChina69
66SharjahUnited Arab Emirates67
67BrisbaneAustralia67
68SeattleUnited States65
69KunmingChina61
70DohaQatar60
71Banciao CityTaiwan57
72VancouverCanada57
73ZhengzhouChina57
74PhiladelphiaUnited States57
75GoianiaBrazil55
76TaguigPhilippines55
77Rio de JaneiroBrazil53
78Las VegasUnited States53
79BostonUnited States51
80Johor BahruMalaysia51
81DallasUnited States50
82LiuzhouChina50
83MandaluyongPhilippines49
84RecifeBrazil49
85MontrealCanada48
86PyongyangNorth Korea48
87Gold Coast CityAustralia48
88GoyangSouth Korea47
89WuxiChina45
90ManilaPhilippines43
91RiyadhSaudi Arabia42
92YokohamaJapan42
93ShijiazhuangChina42
94KobeJapan41
95CixiChina41
96NanchangChina39
97Frankfurt am MainGermany36
98CaracasVenezuela36
99SuwonSouth Korea35
100San DiegoUnited States35
This list showcases the cities with the most skyscrapers in the world, 2020

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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Maria Gourtsilidouis a staff writer at the CEOWORLD magazine. She is a confident writer and a tenacious copy editor, with a strong grasp of advanced concepts in business, technology, travel, fashion, and finance. A native of Athens, Greece, she graduated from the Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens with a degree in in public administration (economics of the public sector). Follow Maria Gourtsilidou on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn and Facebook. Write at maria-gourtsilidou@ceoworld.biz