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I realized that my comment was more of an answer, even though my memory is vague (It's been years since I've played SC4, and I don't currently have a copy.) I seem to remember there being both 5x5 and 4x4 skyscrapers, but IIRC, the 4x4 were much more common. I do remember that skyscrapers required a huge amount of demand, so that it wasn't easy to get them ...
Look at the date on the lower left hand side of the interface. Your city starts in the year 00 (2000). The city in the image above, for instance, is 73 years old.
As far as I know this could have been an side-effect of a mod. You have some mods installed, which may remove the water in order to build bridges and something like that.
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