How many inhabitants need a city to have skyscrapers?

This has no requirements when it comes to residents.

The landscape around the city is usually looked at.If there is little place, then one builds up because this is cheaper than buying more land. New York (Manhattan) is a perfect example of this, located between two rivers, with the only possible extension towards Long Island.

On the tight Manhattan you can only build up.

But sometimes there is enough space, but there are still skyscrapers.

This will have to do with the status of a district in the city. If a district has good connections, a highway or train connection for example, there are many entertainment venues or the view is beautiful, then the land in that district is more expensive because this is in trek. Voila, you get skyscrapers. Los Angeles is a good example of this.

The spacious Los Angeles with its relatively small inner city.

You can see that the orange glow of artificial light stretches to the horizon.

Depends on what your criteria of 芒 鈧?虄stad芒 鈧劉 are.


In China You will find some ghost towns with skyscrapers, empty to understand.Geographically, they almost meet all the criteria to be named as a city, except for the population.

What these further criteria are than can be about rock money, but such cities meet:

  • Morphological criteria (they have sufficient buildings and building types that fit a city)
  • Administrative criteria (they have formally the status city)
  • Administrative criteria (they formally have a city council on paper, 0 stubbornly understood)
  • Functional criteria (they have facilities such as shops and so on, even if they are empty)
  • Sociological criteria (they are classified as city by the local population, even if it is new construction, it is not seen as countryside)

or 100,000

The only thing that these ghost towns do not meet are statistical criteria such as population.

In that case you find skyscrapers in large cities within urbanized municipalities.That is at least 300 inhabitants per square kilometer, with at least one large core and more than 100,000 inhabitants.

However, the problem is to determine where the city boundaries are.In this case, the commuters are often looked at, after all, if you were to look at the territorial boundaries, for example London would not be a big city, because the 芒 鈧?虄City芒 鈧劉 has only 10,000 inhabitants, but Greater London is estimated to have more than 8 million.

(Source: Urban Processes and Planning, an introduction.Prof. G.J. Ashworth, Prof. Dr. H. Guardian. Collegedictaat. 2000, Faculty of Spatial Sciences. University of Groningen)

Eris no resident limit.Really cities with large skyline views with countless Gebiuwen above 100 meters, such as Rotterdam, often have a metropolitan region with more than a million inhabitants. But there are exceptions. For instance, the Spanish Benidorm, with the population of Lelystad, has an equally large skyline. This is because Benidorm is a tourist attraction. In short, there must be demand. This is generally financial activity, mostly with cities above 1 million inhabitants (including metropolitan region) to have a great skyline, and seaside resorts like Benidorm.

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