Beauty, as we all learned from watching the Twilight Zone, is a very subjective thing. And while there aren't any cities in the world that people think are beautiful even though they really look like disfigured space aliens, our ideas about what makes a pretty skyline are, well, pretty subjective. Look no further than the comments on our America's best skylines story for proof.
But while beauty may be subjective, one thing is for certain: impressive, eye-catching, testament-to-human-engineering skylines are not exclusive to the USA. Which is why we decided to nod approvingly at pictures of the 20 most recognizable skylines around the world, and then rank them based on their overall aesthetics.