Visitors to Hong Kong will probably take a trip on the Star Ferry, ride the tram up to Victoria Peak and gawp at the incredible daily light show on the Avenue of Stars Promenade. And what do these three locations in Hong Kong have in common? They all afford visitors an awesome view of what has just been crowned the best skyline in the world!
The property experts Emporis have compiled a skyline ranking report which calculates the visual impact of buildings on skylines across the world. Based on a points per building system, Hong Kong has been recognised as having the most high rise buildings anywhere, classed as twelve or more floors, with some 7,688 buildings falling into this category. In comparison, second on the list was New York which only has 5,937 high rise properties.
The top ten cities on the skyline ranking report are; Hong Kong, New York, Chicago, Singapore, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Dubai, Shanghai, Bangkok and Tokyo.
By Julie Bowman