Here are the world’s top 25 skylines

TRD LOS ANGELES /
July 31, 2017 02:00 PM
Chongqing is flying up the Emporis ranking (Credit: sanfamedia/Flickr)

From Business Insider: Every city in the world has a unique skyline. But is it possible to say which is the best?

The international building database Emporis attempts to quantify skylines by looking at the number and height of buildings in the world’s major cities. The result is an ever-changing ranking of the world’s most impressive cityscapes.

To rank skylines, Emporis looks at completed skyscrapers (40 floors or more) and high-rises (12 to 39 floors), and assigns each building a point value based on its floor count. Taller buildings receive significantly higher values (see Emporis’ complete methodology here). TV towers, masts, bridges, and other structures are excluded.

Chongqing, China jumped an impressive 14 spots, to #3 this year.

Read the full story here.


Related Article

arrow_forward_ios
The Observation Deck at Hudson Yards (Credit: Adam Pogoff)

Views from 1,100 feet: A tour of Related’s “the edge,” the tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere

I.M. Pei, who designed monuments of culture, dies at 102

Architect Roland Wiley of RAW International and Ward Connerly of the American Civil Rights Institute

LA’s minority-run architecture firms suffer under 20-year-old state law

These are the tallest towers underway
in NYC

arrow_forward_ios