Image SourceDue to its lack of zoning restrictions, high rises in Houston can be built all over town giving it a slightly more scattered look.
Image SourceIn 1970 it was just a tiny fishing village near Hong Kong. Today it is a bustling metropolis with over 6 million residents. With a skyline that is expanding as fast as its population, it shows no sign of slowing.
With the famous Space Needle Observation Tower silhouetted against the backdrop of Mount Rainier, the Emerald City has a very memorable skyline.
Image SourceAs the financial capital of the eastern world the Tokyo metropolitan area has twice as many people as New York City and it’s skyline reflects it.
Image SourceDominated by the distinct shape of the CN Tower, Toronto’s skyline is one of the most easily identifiable in the world.
Image SourceWith three of the tallest twenty buildings in the world, Chicago was one of the first cities to start building towards the sky in the late 1800s.
Image SourceAs one of the cleanest and best-planned cities in the world, Singapore can sometimes seem to be a bit too perfect. Although it has air traffic control restrictions that limit buildings to less than 280 meters in height, it still has one of the most amazing skylines in the world.
More than anywhere else on Earth, Seoul sits right on the border of east and west and its central business district consists of row upon row of high rises.
Image SourceWith 48 buildings rising above 200 meters New York City doesn’t just have the most skyscrapers in the world but they are also some of the most diverse and densely packed.
Image SourceWith four of the tallest 20 skyscrapers in the world set against a mountainous background, Hong Kong’s skyline is a sight to behold. It has even been labeled the “tallest city in the world”.