Nov 22, 2011

Top 25 Cities in the World with the Most High-Rise Buildings

Hong Kong – Photograph by CHENSIYUAN

 

 
A high-rise is defined as a structure at least 35 meters (115 feet) or 12 stories tall. Below is a list of the 25 cities with the most high-rise buildings in the world. The complete list of cities around the world with at least one hundred high-rise buildings can be found here. Enjoy!
 

 

1. Hong Kong – 7,685 High-Rise Buildings

 

Photograph by LICHUNNGAI

 

 

2. New York City, USA – 5,924 High-Rise Buildings

 

 

 

3. Sao Paulo, Brazil – 5,667 High-Rise Buildings

 

Photograph via Helicopter Flights

 

 

4. Singapore – 4,368 High Rise Buildings

 

Photograph by WILLIAM CHO

 

 

5. Moscow, Russia – 3,273 High-Rise Buildings

 

Photograph via Running Wolf’s Rant

 

 

6. Seoul, South Korea – 2,877 High-Rise Buildings

 

Photograph by LORENZO ZUCCHI

 

 

7. Tehran, Iran – 2,804 High-Rise Buildings

 

Photograph by BABAK FARROKHI

 

 

8. Tokyo, Japan – 2,702 High-Rise Buildings

 

Photograph by KEVIN LAU

 

 

9. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 2,564 High-Rise Buildings

 

Rio de Janeiro

Photograph by MOAKSEY

 

 

10. Istanbul, Turkey – 2,148 High-Rise Buildings

 

Photograph by MAX STRASSER

 

 

11. Toronto, Canada – 1,868 High-Rise Buildings

 

Toronto skyline

Photograph by COUCHSURFER

 

 

12. St. Petersburg, Russia – 1,770 High-Rise Buildings

 

 

 

13. Buenos Aires, Argentina – 1,709 High-Rise Buildings

 

Photograph by LUIS VILLALBA SUOL

 

 

14. Kiev, Ukraine – 1,531 High-Rise Buildings

 

Photograph via Explore Ukraine

 

 

15. London, England – 1,478 High-Rise Buildings

 

Photograph by EDZ4188 on Flickr

 

 

16. Osaka, Japan – 1,463 High-Rise Buildings

 

Photograph by CARLOS IZQUIERDO

 

 

17. Mexico City, Mexico – 1,364 High-Rise Buildings

 

Mexico City Skyline

Photograph by SHUCK on Flickr

 

 

18. Mumbai, India – 1,223 High-Rise Buildings

 

Photograph by KUNAL GHEVARIA

 

 

19. Madrid, Spain – 1,127 High-Rise Buildings

 

 

 

20. Chicago, United States – 1,125 High-Rise Buildings

 

Photograph by IAN FREIMUTH

 

 

21. Caracas, Venezuela – 1,109 High-Rise Buildings

 

Photograph by SUPER HERCULES

 

 

22. Bangkok, Thailand – 1,106 High-Rise Buildings*

 

Photograph by 3B’S

 

 

23. Recife, Brazil – 1,103 High-Rise Buildings

 

Photograph by BJAKEB

 

 

24. Santiago, Chile – 1,094 High-Rise Buildings

 

Photograph by HOTU MATUA

 

 

25. Shanghai, China – 990 High-Rise Buildings

 

Photograph by ANDREW ROCHFORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

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