The City With The Most Skyscrapers

And where most of the world’s skyscrapers are located

Grant Piper
4 min readJun 6


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There are a number of global cities known for their unique modern skylines. Cities like New York City, London, Tokyo, and Dubai are known for their imposing presence. These cities have long been linked to engineering marvels. But which city has the highest number of skyscrapers? It is not New York. In fact, most of the world’s skyscrapers are not in North America or Europe but rather in Asia.

Hong Kong is the city that has the world’s largest number of skyscrapers. And it is not even close. New York comes in a distant third behind Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The Hong Kong skyline is the most packed, dense, and colorful on the planet, and it is truly a sight to behold.

Hong Kong’s Skyscrapers

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Hong Kong is home to a whopping 553 skyscrapers. The tallest building in Hong Kong is the International Commerce Centre which opened in 2010. The International Commerce Centre stands an impressive 1,588 feet tall. Hong Kong has dozens of skyscrapers in all different styles and ages. Some of the earliest buildings were built in the 1970s and 1980s, with the newest buildings opening just recently.

At night, the skyline lights up in a myriad of different colors. There is even a light show that takes place periodically that has the buildings flash and pulse in different colors and patterns.

If you are a skyscraper enthusiast or a skyline admirer, Hong Kong has to be on your list of places to see before you die. I’ve been to Hong Kong and it is unlike any city I have ever been to in the world. It is truly a spectacle to behold.

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