This is a map of Europe depicting its countries and cities that have skyscrapers.
The Russian capital city of Moscow is the European city with the most number of high buildings, at 52. The tallest skyscraper in Europe is also in Russia: the Laktha Center in St. Petersburg, with a height of 462 meters (1,516 feet).
Istanbul in Turkey is second on the list with 47 skyscrapers. Two more Turkish cities make up those with the tallest buildings: Ankara (11) and Izmir (6). Overall, there are 66 skyscrapers in Turkey; they have more high-rise buildings than any other European country.
London, the capital of the United Kingdom, has the third-most number of high buildings with 30. In addition, four more skyscrapers stand on British soil.
Paris, Germany, Spain, and Poland are the other countries with more than ten skyscrapers. Throughout Europe, there are 247 skyscrapers in total.
These books help us understand why skyscrapers have been built in key European cities:
- Moscow Monumental: Soviet Skyscrapers and Urban Life in Stalin’s Capital
- London: Cityscape Timeline
- The Palace Complex: A Stalinist Skyscraper, Capitalist Warsaw, and a City Transfixed
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