This article provides an overview of the city of Chisinau existing building up, made on the basis of an electronic database containing the different information about 24560 buildings. A database as an essential component of GIS allows us to reflect any analyzed parameter in the form of corresponding electronic map or a set of histograms. It is briefly described the evolution of building up in the city of Chisinau in time and space, starting from the middle of XIX century until our days. There are presented the distributions of multi-storey residential building up on the model projects (series), as well as the distributions of all the buildings on the number of storeys, function and age. Analysis of the building development, distributions and evaluations, presented in this review, being, on the one hand, an intermediate step in a complex of works on seismic risk assessment for the territory of Chisinau, are also of independent interest to specialists in urban planning, city services and seismologists.