by Rachel Oakley in Architecture, Cool Travel on Tuesday 27 May 2014

If you’ve ever marveled at the incredible pace of this growing world, you’re in good company. Just years ago, in fact 20 or 30 years, some cities were still arid deserts and more countryish than city. For instance, in 1990, UAE’s Dubai tall skyscrapers and millionaire’s paradise was nothing but a dream, and a desert. And Shanghai back in the same year looks nothing like it does in 2014, with sky-high buildings and neon signs. These pictures will astound you, and remind you of how imaginative we can be when given just a plot of land and big dreams.

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