Share of skyscrapers in major global cities by region 2016

Distribution of tall buildings in megacities worldwide in 2016, by region*

Share of skyscrapers in major global cities by region 2016 This statistic displays the distribution of tall buildings (over 200 meters in height) that are located in megacities around the world as of 2016, broken down by region. Asia held the vast majority of megacity skyscrapers, accounting for 80.8 percent of the 958 buildings that were located in megacities.
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Distribution of tall buildings in megacities worldwide in 2016, by region*

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Share of buildings
Asia80.8%
North America15.2%
Europe3.7%
South America0.1%
Africa0.1%
Share of buildings
Asia80.8%
North America15.2%
Europe3.7%
South America0.1%
Africa0.1%
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This statistic displays the distribution of tall buildings (over 200 meters in height) that are located in megacities around the world as of 2016, broken down by region. Asia held the vast majority of megacity skyscrapers, accounting for 80.8 percent of the 958 buildings that were located in megacities.
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