Top 10 Cities with the Most Skyscrapers

By | March 18, 2023

There is no real definition for a Skyscraper, it is clear that it concerns tall buildings. The term is strongly time and place specific, for example in Amsterdam the only 40 meter high “12-storey house” is referred to as “De Wolkenkrabber”. More important than height is that the building helps determine the ‘skyline’ of a city. In the list below we have assumed buildings higher than 100 meters. Check commit4fitness for list of countries with the highest birth rate. Then these are the ten cities with the most high-rise buildings:

10. Kuala Lumpur – 244

The most famous building in Kuala Lumpur is the Petronas Towers, with a height of 425 meters they are among the tallest buildings in the world. But they are certainly not the only tall buildings in the city, in total there are 244 buildings higher than 100 meters.

9. Seoul–282

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, has more than 10 million inhabitants (one of the largest cities in the world). To give all these people a place to live and work, there are 282 high-rise buildings in the city. The most famous are Three IFC, Tower Palace, and Mok-dong Hyperion.

8.Guangzhou – 295

Guangzhou, also known as Canton, is one of the largest cities in China. The city is located between Macau and Hong Kong and, like these two cities, is an important port city. The Guangzhou West Tower is the tallest building in the city at 438 meters.


The Chicago skyline, with its many tall skyscrapers, is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. The most famous building is the Willis Tower, with 424 meters until 1998 the tallest building in the world, and until 2012 the tallest in America. The new WTC, the One World Trade Center is still under construction, but is already higher.

6.Bangkok – 355

Bangkok is the capital and central hub of all of Thailand. Everything in the country goes through Bangkok.


Dubai’s Skyline is defined by the tallest building in the world, the 828-meter Burj Khalifa . Around the building are 403 other buildings with a height of more than 100 meters.

4.Shanghai – 430

Shanghai is the largest city in the world with the largest port and one of the most important financial centers in the world. The center is dominated by skyscrapers, in total there are 430 buildings higher than 100 meters.



Tokyo, Japan’s center of commerce, entertainment, education, finance and even car manufacturing. One of the busiest skylines in the world, and still growing.

2.New York–794

New York–794

New York is of course famous for its Skyscrapers. Famous are the Empire State Building, the Rockefeller center, the Crysler Building, and the former World Trade Center which is currently being replaced by the “One World Trade Center”. In total there are 794 buildings higher than 100 meters in New York. These have a combined height of 109,720 meters!

1. Hong Kong – 2,354

Hong Kong - 2,354

Nowhere are there so many tall buildings as in Hong Kong, at the moment there are 2,345 buildings higher than 100 meters. It is therefore not surprising that Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated countries in the world .