Cities with the Most Skyscrapers

Try to name the cities with the most buildings over 150 meters in height.
Source: Wikipedia.com. City proper, not urban area.
As of December 2020
Quiz by Ahawkshadow
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Last updated: December 20, 2020
First submittedApril 13, 2012
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City
480
Hong Kong
292
Shenzhen
287
New York City
200
Dubai
163
Shanghai
157
Tokyo
127
Chongqing
126
Chicago
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City
118
Guangzhou
96
Wuhan
92
Bangkok
91
Jakarta
90
Singapore
89
Shenyang
89
Manila
81
Chengdu
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City
78
Seoul
78
Kuala Lumpur
67
Toronto
62
Busan
61
Melbourne
59
Miami
58
Nanjing
57
Moscow
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City
54
Tianjin
53
Mumbai
53
Nanning
52
Panama City
46
Istanbul
43
Beijing
42
Houston
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Level 61
Apr 15, 2012
Great quiz. Gives you a better taste for the city than population alone.
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Level 57
Jul 28, 2016
All cities here are still pretty large.
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Level 70
Jul 28, 2016
Yeah, but quite a few are excluded. All South American, African and Australian cities, London, Paris, Istanbul, Taipei, and the American west coast, to name a few.
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Level 67
Feb 27, 2018
Like my home city of Seattle has 19 skyscrapers!
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Level 67
Feb 27, 2018
And is 49th in the world!
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Level 78
Jun 7, 2018
The quiz must have updated because Istanbul and Melbourne are on the list now.
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Level 68
Jun 7, 2018
Vienna has 3 Skyscrapers. THREE !!!
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Level 73
Jan 31, 2021
There’s actually a rule in Paris that they can’t have skyscrapers. They tried it once with the Montparnasse tower and decided they didn’t like it so now (or at least until a few years ago) it was(is) illegal to build a building higher than 37m within the city.
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Level 19
Feb 5, 2021
cool
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Level 81
Aug 25, 2014
Loved it! - except for all those Chinese cities I still haven't learned. Also missed Panama.
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Level 66
Aug 25, 2014
So happy for getting Chongqing, the most stereotypical name for a Chinese city.
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Level 78
Jul 27, 2016
I knew it, but I couldn't spell it - I still remember when we learned it as Chungking. Chonqing was the nearest I got.
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Level 53
Jun 8, 2018
My boyfriend is from Chongqing and some people in my family are conservative white people. I facepalm every time a new relative asks him where he is from, and he answers, truthfully, with the most stereotypical-sounding city in China. (Also, he tried dog meat at a festival one time when he was twelve, and now that's firmly cemented in my family's heads as another stereotype.)
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Level 83
Jan 5, 2019
Accept it.
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Level 58
Jan 31, 2021
My father was once going on a business trip to China and I asked him to what city. He answered with Chonqing, and I genuinely believed he was trying to make some racist joke until I looked it up
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Level 28
Jan 31, 2021
Oh wow.
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Level 73
Feb 2, 2021
Another reason why Chungking is a better transliteration of the city's name.
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Level 45
Aug 25, 2014
Can you also include a hint next to each answer box of what country the city is in? Or continent since at least one of these answers is a city AND a country?
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Level 70
Jan 5, 2019
Better still, put a list of all the answers and we can just copy them down.
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Level 33
Aug 25, 2014
Arghh! How could I forget China!
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Level 73
Feb 2, 2021
BUt China is not a city
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Level 63
Mar 25, 2021
Man, this is a cities quiz, it's clear they just forgot a Chinese city or two.
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Level 59
Aug 25, 2014
Mostly Asian cities....wonder if they are compensating for something?
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Level 53
Aug 25, 2014
They are rightfully compensating for population density.
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Level 56
Aug 25, 2014
I can't decide which comment I love more
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Level 43
Aug 26, 2014
Lol there needs to be a like button on this site.
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Level 73
Feb 2, 2021
What are you insinuating? 🤔
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Level 79
Aug 25, 2014
Panama City is the only one on that list that surprises me.
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Level 57
Aug 25, 2014
wow. my home city kuala lumpur is here.
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Level 73
Feb 2, 2021
That's my home city too! 🇲🇾
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Level 48
May 26, 2016
these chinese cities keep killing me in almost every quiz
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Level 84
Jun 9, 2016
Yep, and most of the ones I've memorized from other quizzes (Qingdao, Xian, Urumqi, etc.) didn't help me here!
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Level 70
Dec 21, 2020
Yup. These quizzes are just a list of Chinese cities that I have never heard of. Bar the obvious three and ehhh Wuhan.
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Level 56
Feb 1, 2021
Unfortunately heard way too much about Wuhan this year
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Level 73
Feb 2, 2021
You mean last year 😁
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Level 82
Jul 27, 2016
Can't believe I forgot Singapore. The other few I missed were all in China which is what I was expecting.
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Level 55
Jul 27, 2016
Surprised Beijing isn't on the list. I was there a few months ago and at the rate they are constructing, they wont be off for long. Also, I am not even kidding when I say China will probably encompass the entire list at some point in the future, assuming this quiz includes high rise apartment complexes.
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Level 47
Jul 27, 2016
Most high rises aren't 150m tall
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Level 53
Jun 8, 2018
Building height regulations are very strict in Beijing, given the proximity to government buildings. Any skyscraper too close to President Xi's estate could be a potential sniper's nest.
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Level 73
Feb 2, 2021
I hope not 😬
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Level 63
Jul 27, 2016
I'm really surprised by this. I lived in downtown Moscow for 4 years and I didn't think there were that many skyscrapers at all. And yet here they are. I guess there aren't really that many large buildings in the world. Interesting.
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Level 82
Jul 28, 2016
I was just at Moscow City last night where according to Wikipedia they have the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th tallest buildings in Europe. Though... next to Dubai or Hong Kong or New York still not super impressive.
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Level 82
Aug 26, 2017
for those that don't know "Moscow City" is not the city but a small cluster of buildings in a planned commercial/business/financial/high-end shopping district.
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Level 73
Feb 2, 2021
Europe isn't really well-known for their abundant skyscrapers.
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Level 79
Aug 26, 2018
I was also surprised by this, having seen the Moscow skyline from multiple angles. Then again, I was in one of the skyscrapers at the time, so maybe that skewed my perception of how many of them there were...
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Level 44
Jul 28, 2016
I forget Manila, Tianjin and a heap of Chinese cities that I didn't even know existed. xD
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Level 67
Jul 31, 2016
152 in Dubai?? They are crazy! And the Panamans too. õ.Ô
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Level 54
Aug 4, 2016
I gave up on trying more Chinese cities when Beijing was not on the list. Well, except for Tianjin, which I might never learn the correct spelling of...
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Level 76
Aug 23, 2016
Only missed Shenyang and Miami. By my count Melbourne also has 35 completed buildings of 150m or more (plus 4 more topped out and 11 currently under construction) - same as Moscow.
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Level 30
Apr 21, 2017
Sure Sao Paulo is not on that list?
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Level 30
Apr 21, 2017
Just checked wikipedia. Sao Paulo is #68: only 11 skyscrapers.That's surprising.
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Level 84
May 7, 2018
My memory of Sao Paulo is flying into the domestic airport and seeing 20-30 story apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Massive population and density, but all of those buildings are too short to count for a quiz like this.
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Level 83
Dec 22, 2020
Definitely. If the threshold were lowered São Paulo would shoot way up in the list. It really is a staggering sea of tall buildings.
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Level 50
Aug 6, 2017
Some how missed Hong Kong, I thought I typed it. Guess not.
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Level 50
Aug 6, 2017
I never would have guessed Panama City.
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Level 67
Feb 27, 2018
Me too, Panama City isn't even that big.
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Level 60
Mar 2, 2018
I thought Taipei would be here because it has the Taipei 101. And what Panama is doing here ?
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Level 45
Apr 21, 2018
I really never expected Miami to be on the list. NEVER.
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Level 70
Apr 21, 2018
Metro Miami is huge, they can easily hide 37 buildings that are more than 150 metres tall there.
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Level 70
Apr 21, 2018
Ooops.. I just saw it's about city proper, now I am as baffled as you.
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Level 62
May 11, 2018
I was kind of expecting Vancouver, They have a ton of buildings, but probably not al enough to be considered skyscrapers.
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Level 65
Dec 18, 2018
Same here.
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Level 47
May 27, 2018
silly me, thought it said countries, not cities...sigh
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Level 47
Jun 7, 2018
I've visited Nanjing and Shenyang and didn't get both...
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Level 55
Jun 7, 2018
I missed New York...
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Level 61
Jun 8, 2018
In the source Mumbai has 37 buildings
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Level 46
Jun 8, 2018
I got Nanjing, but ended up missing Singapore...
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Level 44
Jun 13, 2018
Your note says that the stats are for city proper, not metro area, but the stat in Wikipedia for manila is Metro Manila. It cant be both...
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Level ∞
Jun 14, 2018
Metro Manila is a weird case, much like Greater London.
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Level 35
Nov 10, 2019
panama city !
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Level 54
Aug 12, 2020
Only missed Shenzhen.
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Level 33
Sep 13, 2020
I know a lot of Chinese cities but I can't seem to remember how to spell them which makes this quiz hard in some parts
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Level 88
Dec 20, 2020
Anyone familiar enough with Panama City to comment on why they have so many skyscrapers? I'm just surprised that they are the only city south of Houston/Miami in this hemisphere that makes the list, given that the population is about a half million.
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Level 80
Dec 20, 2020
A quick search points to several factors; 1) Panama is more seismically stable than its central American neighbors, 2) the Panama canal is an economic engine enriching the country, and 3) (controversially), the country is a haven for laundering drug money.
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Level 30
Feb 3, 2021
Not just drug money, money in general from many of the world's multinationals, celebs and 'respected' institutions -the Panama Papers scandal showed even the Queen stashed her cash there. It's another version of Switzerland/ Luxembourg/ Netherlands/ Monaco/ Cayman Islands/ Ireland/ Singapore -the world's parasites.
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Level 84
Dec 20, 2020
Considering the "city proper" qualification, I'm surprised Melbourne is on there. The way Australian cities are set up, "the city" itself is rather small, within a large metropolitan area. Cross a block and you're in another town.
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Level 82
Dec 20, 2020
Yes but all the relevant buildings are in the CBD and the entirety of the CBD is covered by the Melbourne City Council.
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Level 50
Jan 31, 2021
I'd guess quite a few of them are in Southbank and South Yarra, which are City of Port Philip and City of Stonnington respectively.
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Level 50
Jan 31, 2021
How do I KEEP FORGETTING about South Korea 🤦🏼‍♂️... Only missed four, two of them there.
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Level 59
Jan 31, 2021
I am 100% sure that I tried Tokyo, and I was shocked it wasn't on the list. Did I somehow manage to misspell it, or was there some kind of glitch?
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Level 55
Feb 1, 2021
According to wikipedia, numbers of building changed
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Level 37
Feb 1, 2021
wikepiedia is not trusted
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Level 37
Feb 1, 2021
wikepiedia is not trusted
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Level 37
Feb 1, 2021
Wuhan has so many skyscrapers, then how did the Coronavirus take so long to get out of China, when it has so may tall buildings full of people to clear out first?
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Level 30
Feb 3, 2021
A virus doesn't work methodically, it just takes one person to travel out by plane, train or automobile to spread it further -Wuhan airport alone flies out to 53 other countries. No brainer there, which is how an isolated farmstead in Kansas spread it to the rest of the world in the 1918 Spanish Flu. Also Wuhan (and Indian cities) had the world's strictest lockdowns, so it didn't work through the whole population anyway.
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Level 39
Feb 1, 2021
Surprising that there's barely any European cities.
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Level 30
Feb 3, 2021
European cities have zoning forbidding highrises due to heritage + viewpoints. i.e London with a similar population/ business demand as NYC, lumped with 14 'viewing corridors' that stretch across great swathes of the city, protecting 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites plus 3 cathedrals and 6 palaces. When a pensioner hacked away a bush on Parliament Hill, restoring a 300 year old vista to St Paul's Cathedral, he took out plans for 4 skyscapers 8 miles away. Likewise Paris crams its skyscrapers in La Defense, just outside the city boundary. Additionally London is the worlds biggest airhub with 6 international airports, including one within the city proper -thus heights reduced even on the outskirts. Instead the city's 32 skyscrapers are crammed into 7 pocket skylines, similar to La Defense. The final nail in the coffin is that they're unpopular in Europe, after postwar monstrosities. 500 highrises were demolished by the 90s in London alone (though since rebuilt due to the population soaring)
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Level 50
Feb 2, 2021
Guessed New Delhi and just gave up on India :(
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Level 35
Feb 2, 2021
Interesting to see such a European aversion to things blocking their views.
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Level 34
Feb 3, 2021
What about shalalincomfamalamadingdongeflipityfloppity thats got 186.35542
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Level 54
Feb 5, 2021
Can't believe DC isn't included /s
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Level 49
Mar 25, 2021
i didn't notice that it said cities, so i spent the entire quiz typing in countries help