Cities in the World With the Most Skyscrapers
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Cities in the World With the Most Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers are tall buildings that can be lived in, though they are generally commercial and office buildings. Sometimes they are hotels. This article lists all the cities in the world that have at least 100 completed skyscrapers that are at least 492 feet, or 150 meters, in height. Two of the cities on this list do not contain one of the ten tallest buildings in the world.

These are the cities in the world with the most skyscrapers that are at least 492 feet in height. Cities are ranked by the total number of skyscrapers they each have that are over 492 feet in height.

Cities in the World With the Most Skyscrapers

1. Hong Kong- 281

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The city of Hong Kong has more buildings that are 492 feet or higher in height than any other city in the world. The tallest building in Hong Kong is the 1,588 foot high International Commerce Center, which is 118 stories high and is the fifth tallest building in the world today. The second tallest building in Hong Kong is Two International Finance Centre at 1,364 feet.

2. New York City- 226

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New York City has the second most number of tallest buildings in the world with 226 skyscrapers that are over 492 feet in height. The tallest completed building in New York City is the Empire State Building at 1,250 feet. The Empire State Building is the 19th tallest building in the world today. When One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan at the 911 site is completed, it will be 1,368 feet high, with a 408 foot spire on top.

3. Dubai- 128

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Dubai, located in the United Arab Emirates, has the third most tallest buildings in the world with 128. Dubai holds the distinction of having the tallest building in the world with the Burj Khalifa, which stands 2,717 feet high. The second tallest building in Dubai is 23 Marina, which stands 1,296 feet high and is the 16th tallest building in the world.

4. Shanghai- 117

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With 117 buildings that are over 492 feet in height, Shanghai has the fourth most skyscrapers in the world. The tallest building in Shanghai is the Shanghai World Financial Centre, which is the fourth tallest building in the world at 1,614 feet in height. The second tallest building in Shanghai is the Jin Mao Tower at 1,380 feet in height, the 13th tallest building in the world.

5. Chicago- 110

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The Windy City of Chicago has 110 buildings that are over 492 feet in height. The tallest building in Chicago is the Willis Tower, which used to be called the Sears Tower. The Willis Tower is 1,450 feet tall, making it the ninth tallest building in the world. The glass box balconies at the sky-deck way up in the Willis Tower is a great tourist attraction but is not for the faint of heart.

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6. Tokyo- 102

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With 102 buildings that are over 492 feet in height, Tokyo, Japan has the sixth most skyscrapers in the world, and is the last city with over 100 skyscrapers. The tallest building in Tokyo is the Midtown Tower at 814 feet in height. The tallest structure in Tokyo, Japan is the Tokyo Sky Tree at 2,080 feet, followed by the Tokyo Tower at 1,091 feet.

For more see 10 Tallest Buildings and Structures in the World

10 Tallest Buildings in New York

10 Tallest Buildings in Chicago

10 Tallest Buildings and Structures in Tokyo, Japan

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Comments (5)

Amazing photos of these wonderful sights.

Nice post...really enjoyed this one.  The images are fantastic. Thanks

A big WOW! Another WOW! and WOW! Amazing cities, for mine is a small town..

People write dissertations about this cities full of skyscapers. There are a lot of different views on tis buildings. 

People write dissertations about this cities full of skyscapers. There are a lot of different views on tis buildings. 

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