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When we think of cities that are heavily built, one of the first places that comes to mind is NY. It was and always has been known as the city of skyscrapers. But, is it so?
The truth is that it is not. The city in North America is not the one with the most skyscrapers. Currently, it is available at Third place in the world ranking of cities with the tallest buildings. Fair enough He tells you which city takes his job.
What is a skyscraper?
The term “skyscrapers” is usually used to refer to a very tall, multi-story building. There is no universally agreed upon height that determines whether a building is a skyscraper or not, but it is generally considered that a building must have at least 150 meters high to be classified as such.
But, this DEFINITIONS It not only varies according to geographical and cultural context but also varies depending on the criteria we use. There are criteria that exclude antennas and domes from the measurement, others do not. Some even stop measuring when they reach the terrace.
The difference in definitions continues. So it’s better to simplify it this way: skyscrapers They are buildings at least 150 meters long consisting of, at least 30 levels or floors.
In addition to height, there are usually skyscrapers characteristics unique, such as:
- and design amazing architecture.
- A STRUCTURES strong and resistant.
- An important one urban functionssuch as offices, residences, hotels or shopping centers.
Which city has the most skyscrapers?
The city that has largest number of buildings more than 150 meters long Hong Kong.
How many skyscrapers are there in Hong Kong? According to data from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat published in November 2023, 552.
The trend is driven by Hopewell Center y Sun Hung Kai Center, the first two skyscrapers in the city. They measure over 200 meters tall each and were built in the early 1980s.
What cities are next on the list?
The rank of cities with the most skyscrapers it looks like this:
- Hong Kong, China – 552
- Shenzhen, China – 390
- New York, USA – 316
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 258
- Guangzhou, China – 190
- Shanghai, China – 183
- Tokyo Japan – 172
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 164