Top 10 Cities With Most Skyscrapers In The World 2018

Top 10 Cities With Most Skyscrapers In The World 2018

The skyline of cities like New York, Hong Kong and Dubai displays some of the greatest feats of engineering. Seeing so many skyscrapers in a single city also can be an amazing experience for any tourists or travelers.

To date, herewith TMW (The Mysterious World) website has shared its take on top 10 cities with most skyscrapers; surprisingly there's one from this region. Can you guess?


Amount: 303

Source: Dezeen
Source: Dezeen

The Hong Kong skyline is one of most impressive skyline in the world. The view of the Hong Kong skyline with surrounding Victoria harbor is just incredible. At 8 pm in every evening the skyscrapers in Hong Kong involve in a dazzling light show. The pyrotechnic fireworks, laser show and music also combine together to make the Hong Kong skyline stunning like no other. The Guinness book of world records named this light show at the Hong Kong skyline as largest permanent light and sound festival in the world.

Tallest Buildings In Hong Kong:

International Commerce Center - 484 meters

Two International Finance Center – 416 meters

Center Plaza – 374 meters

Bank Of China Tower – 367 meters

The Center – 346 meters


Amount: 237


New York City is the most economically powerful city in United States. It is regarded as the business capital of America. NYC also boast the most impressive skyline in U.S. It is home to more than 6000 high-rise buildings and 237 amazing skyscrapers.

Tallest Buildings In New York City:

One World Trade Center - 416 meters

Empire State Building – 381 meters

Bank Of America Tower – 365.7 meters

Chrysler Building – 318.8 meters

The New York Times Building – 318.8 meters


Amount: 148


Dubai is the fastest growing Arab city in the world. It is a global hub for tourism and trade. Dubai also boasts highest skyline in the Middle East. The city is home to world’s highest skyscraper, 211 storey 830 meter high Burj Khalifa. Today, there are 148 jaw dropping skyscrapers and 917 high-rise buildings in Dubai. The unprecedented construction boom in Dubai city has occurred since 2005. The rapid rise of the Dubai skyline under a decade is just incredible.

Tallest Buildings In Dubai:

Burj Khalifa – 828.18 meters

Princess Towers – 413.30 meters

23 Marina – 393 meters

Elite Residence – 380.3 meters

Almas Tower – 360 meters


Amount: 126

Source: Dezeen
Source: Dezeen

Shanghai is the most important financial, commercial and industrial center of China. It is one of the fastest growing cities on the planet. Today there are 957 high rise buildings and 126 skyscrapers in Shanghai city. The construction boom in the city has arisen since 1920s.

Tallest Buildings In Shanghai:

Shanghai Tower – 632 meters

Shanghai Financial Center – 492 meters

Jin Mao Tower – 420.6 meters

Shimao International Plaza – 333.45 meters

Plaza 66 – 288 meters


Amount: 117

Source: Curbed Chicago
Source: Curbed Chicago

Chicago is the third largest city in U.S with a population of 2.7 million. Chicago city is also known for its great architectural tradition. It is the second largest skyline in the United States. This city boasts 1273 high rise buildings and 117 breathtaking skyscrapers.

Tallest Buildings In Chicago:

Willis Tower – 442.2 meters

Trump International Hotel And Tower – 423 meters

Aon Center – 346..25 meters

John Hancock Center – 343.8 meters

Franklin Center-North Tower – 307 meters


Amount: 174

Source: Wikimedia Commons
Source: Wikimedia Commons

With a population of 13.30 million Tokyo is the largest metropolitan city in the world. Apart from its size Tokyo city also is also an economically powerful city in the world. Today, in the modern Tokyo city you can see about 2390 high rise buildings and 114 amazing skyscrapers.

Tallest Buildings In Tokyo:

Toranomon Hills – 255.4 meters

Midtown Tower – 247.8 meters

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building – 243.5meters

Sunshine 60 – 240 meters

NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building – 240 meters


Amount: 94

Source: Skyscraper City
Source: Skyscraper City

Chongqing is a modern port city in Southwest China. The city is known for its natural beauty and cultural heritage. It is also one of major industrial centers in China. With 94 150+ meters high skyscrapers the Chongqing is ranked among cities with most skyscrapers.

Tallest Buildings In Chongqing City:

Chongqing World Financial Center – 339 meters

Yingli Tower – 288 meters

Chongqing Poly Tower – 286.8 meters

Chongqing World Trade Center – 283.15 meters

Lanko-Grand Hyatt Hotel – 257.8 meters


Amount: 93

The Chow Tai Fook, Guangzhou, China | World of Architecture
The Chow Tai Fook, Guangzhou, China | World of Architecture

Guangzhou is the third largest city in China. It is also one of most important sci-tech, educational and economic centers in China. Today this rich metropolis has 93 amazing skyscrapers that exceed 150 meters in height. The Guangzhou international finance center, CITIC Plaza, The pinnacle, Pearl River tower, Lea Top Plaza and Canton towers in the Guangzhou city are also rises more than 300 meters in height.

Tallest Buildings In Guangzhou City:

Guangzhou International Finance Center – 438.60 meters

CITIC Plaza – 390.14 meters

The Pinnacle – 360 meters

Pearl River Tower – 309.37 meters

Leatop Plaza – 302.6 meters


Amount: 83

Source: YouTube
Source: YouTube

Shenzhen is a modern metropolis and second largest port city in China. This city is a special economic zone of China and known for its striking architecture. The skyline of Shenzhen is truly amazing with 83 skyscrapers that rise 150+ meters in height. More than 40 150+ m skyscrapers are also under construction in Shenzhen city, believed to be completed by 2018.

Tallest Buildings In Shenzhen City:

KK100 – 441.65 meters

Shun Hing Square – 384.04 meters

East Pacific Center Tower A – 306.01 meters

SEG Plaza – 291.69 meters

Excellence Century Plaza Tower I – 280.11 meters


Amount: 81

Source: Wikimedia Commons
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Singapore city has 81 skyscrapers that rise more than 150 meters. Most of the skyscrapers are located in the downtown core of the city. Majority of skyscrapers in Singapore city are functioned as office space. The Mandarin orchard tower 2 built back in 1973 is the first 150m+ building in Singapore city. At present the 67 storey 280 meters high UOB plaza one (headquarters of United Overseas Bank) is the tallest building in the city.

Tallest Buildings In Singapore:

UOB Plaza One – 280.11 meters

One Raffles Place – 277.67 meters

Republic Plaza – 276.14 meters

Capital Tower – 255.42 meters

One Raffles Quay North Tower – 245.05 meters

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