25 Cities In The World With The Most Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers are some of the most visible signs of a nation’s progress, and many cities are easily identified by their skylines. The Empire State Building of New York, the Burj Khalifa of Dubai, and the Petronas Towers of Malaysia are some of the most renowned in the world. Come follow us as we take you on a tour of the 25 Cities In The World With The Most Skyscrapers and see if you can’t feel the overwhelming sense of architectural accomplishment and national pride.

Dubai, UAE


In 1966, Sheikh Rashid transformed the infrastructure development in Dubai by utilizing oil revenues. Burj Al Arab, towering at 1,053 feet (321 meters), was the city’s first skyscraper completed in 1999. Doubling in size, the Burj Khalifa, stands at 2,717 feet (828 meters) and is known as Dubai’s tallest building. United Arab Emirates has one of the most attractive skylines that you could ever imagine. Diversified in its market focus, companies both from near and far come to take opportunity of expanding their businesses that could target international markets.


Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Skyline

The windy city is known as the birthplace of the skyscraper. Built in 1884, The Home Insurance Building stood at 180 feet (55 meters). Chicago’s skyline is actually named as one of the most attractive in the world and has over 283 skyscrapers. Enjoy a dinner with a view at one of the most popular dining destinations in Chicago. Cindy’s Rooftop offers panoramic views of Millennium Park, The Art Institute, and Lake Michigan just to name a few. 


Tokyo, Japan


Tokyo, is the Japanese center of commerce, entertainment, education, finance, and even vehicle production. It’s known to have one of the most crowded skylines in the world with over 347 skyscrapers. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is the tallest standing 799 feet (244 meters). It’s popular with locals and tourists for it’s free observation deck that gifts priceless panoramic views of Tokyo.  


New York City, New York

New York City Skyline

Standing proudly at 1,776 feet (541 meters) One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the United States. Located in Lower Manhattan, New York City, this superstructure was named after the North Tower of the original World Trade Center. New York City holds over 6,486 high-rise units. Many other buildings have been created to make way for international companies to be close to one of the most active trading centers ever, the New York Stock Exchange.


Hong Kong, China

Hong kong Skyline

Hong Kong has over 1,500 skyscrapers that tower as high as 1,588 feet (484 meters). It’s famously known for being a shopping and tourist destination of nearby Asian countries such as the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and even Malaysia. The abundance of businesses that have established their offices and stores here has led to this tremendous growth. Famous skyscrapers like Bank of China, known by locals as ‘One Knife,’ overlook the richest business district in China; this makes Hong Kong one of the most crowded places in the world.

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