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U.S. Cities with the Most Skyscrapers

Name the American cities that have the most buildings over 150 meters in height.
According to Wikipedia as of May 2018
City Proper, not urban area
Last updated: May 06, 2018
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City
257
New York City
121
Chicago
42
Miami
37
Houston
24
Los Angeles
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City
22
San Francisco
21
Boston
20
Dallas
19
Seattle
18
Atlanta
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City
17
Las Vegas
12
Philadelphia
10
Jersey City
10
Minneapolis
10
Pittsburgh
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level 35
Dec 5, 2015
My hometown of Dallas is on here! :)
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level 53
May 7, 2018
my hometown of Seattle is on here!
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level 72
Aug 3, 2018
The city I was born in and the city I currently live in are both on here!
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level 58
Aug 3, 2018
My Hometown of Boston is on here!
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level 54
Aug 3, 2018
I got nothing on here!
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level 33
Aug 4, 2018
my hometown of D.C not on here
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level 57
Oct 11, 2018
Notice all the surprised New Yorkers?
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level 18
Jan 26, 2017
Doesnt Philadelphia have 15 buildings above 492 feet?
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level 66
May 7, 2018
Good quiz, I think Jersey should count as in New York without the city.
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level 80
May 7, 2018
Jersey City is a completely separate city, across a river, and in a different state than NYC. Just because they're close to each other doesn't make them the same city for the purposes of counting skyscrapers.
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level 57
May 7, 2018
I think Malbaby is arguing that "Jersey" should be accepted as an answer, in the way that "New York" is accepted. Without the "City".
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level 73
May 16, 2018
That's because New York City is not the name of New York City. It's technically just New York. Jersey City, on the other hand is called Jersey City.
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level 80
Aug 3, 2018
What buck said. In the same way that Salt Lake, Oklahoma, and Kansas are not accepted in any quizzes without their "last name" - City.
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level 57
Aug 3, 2018
It's the same skyline of skyscrapers, no different than downtown Brooklyn.
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level 57
Oct 11, 2018
It IS the same skyline. Nobody ever once looked at the Jersey City skyline and went home clueless New York City was right there. Go stand in Liberty Park someday and tell yourself how completely separate Jersey City is for counting skyscrapers as you count Jersey City on your fingers and the rest of the skyline on the fingers and toes of everyone around you.
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level 35
Oct 11, 2018
someone2018, the OP was talking about the name Jersey 'City', as in, the quiz should accept 'Jersey' as an answer (I'm a mixed opinion on it). With that said, while the skylines are close they're definitely not the same. Downtown Brooklyn is part of NY and the East River is much closer.
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level 60
May 7, 2018
Maybe the instruction should say that this is city proper and not urban/metropolitan area.
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level ∞
May 8, 2018
Good suggestion. I changed the quiz.
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level 32
May 7, 2018
i spelt houston wrong oof
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level 69
Aug 3, 2018
You spelled spelled wrong.
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level 52
Aug 3, 2018
It's an alternative spelling in the UK.
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level 52
Aug 3, 2018
Also that should be an adverb at the end of your sentence, not an adjective.
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level 57
Oct 11, 2018
Wrong is the preferred adverb in that sense. You have wrongly accused FrancesCatherine and Walacama with your poor knowledge of grammar. Sieg fail, grammar Nazi. Sieg fail.
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level 59
Jun 7, 2018
Oh brother, I didn't get Jersey City and doubt I ever would have. Learned something new.
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level 72
Aug 3, 2018
I never would have gotten it if I hadn't gone to visit a friend who lived there once.
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level 69
Aug 3, 2018
Back when I was knee-high to a grasshopper and growing up in Philadelphia, nothing could be taller than William Penn, and this Philadelphia was a ridiculously squat city. Now I live in DC, which is also, I am pleased to report, a very squat city.
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level 69
Aug 3, 2018
I think the regulation in DC is that no building can be taller than the Capitol. There may be a few grandfathered in, like the post office building, and national cathedral.
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level 62
Aug 3, 2018
The regulation in DC has to do with how wide the street the building is facing is. It doesn't have to do with the height of any particular landmark, but is certainly intended to retain views to those landmarks around the city. Much of it was a reaction to the Cairo, now an apartment building.
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level 63
Aug 3, 2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Height_of_Buildings_Act_of_1910
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level 72
Aug 3, 2018
But a little more than a hundred years ago, Philadelphia City Hall was the tallest building in the world.
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level 67
Aug 3, 2018
Just out of curiosity, since the quiz says only 'City Proper', I am wondering if Las Vegas really has 17? I am assuming most of these are hotels on the strip, so most would actually be in the unincorporated towns of Paradise or Winchester, right?
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level 72
Aug 3, 2018
This appears to be true. According to Google Maps (and this Wiki article), with only one or two exceptions, everything above 150m is in Paradise. Maybe Paradise should at least be allowed as a type-in?
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level 51
Aug 3, 2018
Jersey City?? go figure...
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level 73
Aug 3, 2018
Basically an extension of New York City.
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level 64
Aug 3, 2018
Excellent quiz! As a naïve Non-American, I somehow tend to consider that *any* 'true' American city must have so many skyscrapers... Quite proud to get 14/15 then, but to be honest, the time was more than enough to try a couple of cities.
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level 72
Aug 3, 2018
Don't worry, Manu. Just believe that every other city in the U.S. has exactly 9 skyscrapers. Your worldview can remain intact ;)
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level 54
Aug 4, 2018
Philadelphia has 14 that are over 150 meters (plus two more that are within a foot and a half of 150m). 1) Comcast Tech Center, 341m 2) Comcast Center, 297m 3) One Liberty Place, 288m 4) Two Liberty Place, 258m 5) BNY Mellon Center, 241m 6) Three Logan Square, 225m 7) FMC Tower @ Cira Centre South, 224m 8) G. Fred DiBona Jr. Bldg, 191m 9) One Commerce Square, 172m 10) Two Commerce Square, 172m 11) Philadelphia City Hall, 167m 12) Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, 158m 13) 1818 Market St., 152m 14) The St. James, 152m (Loews Philadelphia Hotel and PNC Bank Building both round up to 150m.)
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level 46
Aug 4, 2018
I'm from Pittsburgh, and I'm actually surprised we made the list.
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level 72
Aug 4, 2018
Pittsburgh has an underrated skyline.
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level 57
Oct 11, 2018
Pittsburgh is actually underrated for its old residential architecture, its food and its natural setting too. I can see everyone bailing on boring Detroit when heavy industry went downhill. Pittsburgh has enough attraction that it could have diversified and remained stable.
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level 57
Oct 11, 2018
Emporia.com used to enumerate skyscrapers by metropolitan area, which was useful in ranking places like Manila and Miami where the skyline is in several different legal jurisdictions.