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Skyline Ranking

This listing ranks cities by the visual impact of their skylines. It is drawn entirely from statistics in this website's database, and reflects only completed high-rise buildings as defined by the Emporis Standards Committee (ESC). This calculation does not include TV towers, masts, bridges, or other structures. About the formula: Each building is assigned points based on its floor count. The point total for each city is calculated automatically and displayed.

# City Population Area size Number of buildings Number of points
1 Hong Kong 7,061,200 1,053 km² 7,793 133,431
2 New York City 8,336,697 800 km² 6,052 41,458
3 Singapore 5,312,400 710 km² 4,560 22,348
4 Seoul 10,581,728 616 km² 3,017 20,938
5 Dubai 2,104,895 3,885 km² 684 20,632
6 Chicago 2,714,856 589 km² 1,159 20,230
7 São Paulo 11,316,149 1,523 km² 5,725 17,689
8 Shanghai 17,836,133 6,639 km² 1,010 16,133
9 Bangkok 8,280,925 1,569 km² 913 15,419
10 Tokyo 8,967,665 621 km² 2,768 14,946
11 Moscow 11,503,501 1,081 km² 4,582 14,346
12 Guangzhou 6,560,500 7,434 km² 528 13,355
13 Busan 3,614,950 528 km² 348 12,192
14 Toronto 2,615,060 630 km² 1,973 11,538
15 Incheon 2,710,579 1,029 km² 494 10,293
16 Shenzhen 3,538,275 2,020 km² 376 9,540
17 Chongqing 6,300,000 82,403 km² 551 9,049
18 Panama City 880,691 2,561 km² 240 9,003
19 Mumbai 12,478,447 621 km² 1,595 8,624
20 Kuala Lumpur 1,627,172 244 km² 608 8,077
21 Beijing 7,746,519 16,808 km² 919 6,914
22 Istanbul 10,121,565 1,991 km² 2,305 6,496
23 Jakarta 10,187,595 661 km² 425 6,144
24 Rio de Janeiro 6,323,037 1,182 km² 2,580 5,831
25 Osaka 2,871,680 220 km² 1,485 5,822
26 Macau 568,700 21 km² 572 5,418
27 Ulsan 1,145,096 1,056 km² 1,335 5,187
28 Buenos Aires 2,891,082 200 km² 1,711 5,108
29 Recife 1,555,039 218 km² 1,108 4,966
30 Miami 413,892 92 km² 305 4,825
31 Melbourne 4,169,103 7,694 km² 577 4,768
32 Sydney 4,627,345 12,144 km² 858 4,756
33 Abu Dhabi 921,000 67 km² 180 4,567
34 Wuhan 6,434,373 8,494 km² 489 4,524
35 Makati 529,039 22 km² 230 4,171
36 Xiamen 1,861,289 1,565 km² 323 4,152
37 Nanjing 8,109,100 6,516 km² 140 4,127
38 Kyiv 2,797,553 800 km² 1,855 4,092
39 Vancouver 603,502 115 km² 663 4,037
40 London 8,173,194 1,579 km² 1,575 3,812
41 Houston 2,160,821 1,398 km² 364 3,804
42 Daegu 2,446,418 885 km² 130 3,715
43 St. Petersburg 4,879,566 1,431 km² 2,344 3,703
44 Honolulu 345,610 266 km² 440 3,661
45 Tianjin 6,825,105 11,920 km² 304 3,649
46 Gold Coast City 527,828 1,402 km² 290 3,618
47 Dalian 2,980,513 13,238 km² 173 3,564
48 Mexico City 8,864,370 1,487 km² 1,384 3,328
49 Curitiba 1,797,408 435 km² 861 3,204
50 Los Angeles 3,857,799 1,216 km² 509 2,975
51 Doha 1,450,000 0 km² 170 2,955
52 Atlanta 443,775 341 km² 233 2,844
53 Caracas 2,762,259 1,930 km² 1,116 2,840
54 Hanoi 2,600,000 186 km² 217 2,688
55 Las Vegas 596,424 340 km² 140 2,664
56 Shenyang 8,106,171 12,942 km² 210 2,601
57 Brisbane 2,146,577 1,327 km² 258 2,574
58 Santiago 5,428,590 2,325 km² 1,102 2,564
59 Dallas 1,241,162 887 km² 251 2,516
60 San Francisco 825,863 121 km² 423 2,512
61 Paris 2,234,105 105 km² 684 2,394
62 Philadelphia 1,547,607 350 km² 335 2,336
63 Chengdu 7,677,100 12,300 km² 161 2,300
64 Calgary 1,096,833 726 km² 276 2,266
65 Seongnam 996,449 142 km² 99 2,255
66 Qingdao 2,640,000 10,654 km² 121 2,167
67 Seattle 634,535 229 km² 229 1,996
68 Balneário Camboriú 94,344 46 km² 286 1,932
69 Fortaleza 2,431,415 313 km² 583 1,907
70 Montréal 1,717,767 365 km² 487 1,900
71 Goyang 1,073,069 267 km² 80 1,896
72 Wuxi 6,372,624 1,659 km² 116 1,835
73 Boston 636,479 125 km² 250 1,813
74 Hangzhou 6,242,000 16,847 km² 177 1,803
75 Goiânia 1,244,645 739 km² 354 1,791
76 Madrid 3,265,038 606 km² 1,128 1,776
77 Benidorm 71,198 38 km² 390 1,760
78 Salvador 2,676,606 706 km² 553 1,729
79 Suzhou 1,500,000 8,488 km² 149 1,715
80 Manila 1,652,171 39 km² 132 1,677
81 Tel Aviv - Yaffo 405,000 52 km² 321 1,669
82 Taipei 2,618,772 272 km² 172 1,659
83 Ho Chi Minh City 7,396,446 140 km² 255 1,655
84 Yekaterinburg 1,349,772 495 km² 1,008 1,624
85 Yokohama 3,697,894 437 km² 219 1,590
86 Penang Island 750,000 1,046 km² 164 1,588
87 Frankfurt am Main 691,518 248 km² 290 1,530
88 Sharjah 801,004 236 km² 98 1,517
89 Kaohsiung City 2,769,072 2,946 km² 92 1,471
90 Petaling Jaya 438,084 51 km² 297 1,457
91 Suwon 1,138,341 121 km² 63 1,453
92 Harbin 3,433,629 7,086 km² 142 1,380
93 Kuwait City 151,060 0 km² 80 1,361
94 Ankara 4,338,620 2,498 km² 440 1,361
95 Mississauga 713,443 289 km² 247 1,345
96 Belo Horizonte 2,412,937 331 km² 531 1,339
97 Mandaluyong 328,699 21 km² 59 1,307
98 Denver 634,265 400 km² 206 1,307
99 Minneapolis 392,880 142 km² 197 1,305
100 Campinas 1,039,297 796 km² 938 1,298

This calculation does not include TV towers, masts, bridges, or other structures. Each building is assigned points based on its floor count.

Points per Building
12 - 19 Floors = 1 Point
20 - 29 Floors = 5 Points
30 - 39 Floors = 25 Points
40 - 49 Floors = 50 Point
50 - 59 Floors = 100 Points
60 - 69 Floors = 200 Points
70 - 79 Floors = 300 Points
80 - 89 Floors = 400 Points
90 - 99 Floors = 500 Points
100 or more Floors = 600 Points

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