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Old November 9th, 2008, 10:45 AM   #141
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Changes of Dubai are really awesome
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Old November 9th, 2008, 01:24 PM   #142
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KUALA LUMPUR

1880




1970-80


1993


2008


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Old November 9th, 2008, 02:08 PM   #143
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Itīs sad to see so much of the old architecture in Chinese cities have been torned down.

I think these are pretty cool. London 70s, London 2006(?). This view will change even more over the next 4 years.




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Old November 9th, 2008, 02:45 PM   #144
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Lanzhou,a small undeveloped city in northwest china,also witnessed a tremendous change.The sad thing is it lost its unique city wall along the Yellow River.
Lanzhou in 1930s



Lanzhou in 1980s


Lanzhou today

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Old November 9th, 2008, 03:20 PM   #145
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DAKAR SENEGAL

1900-1930
Place de l independance









Now....
place de l independance today











Everywhere old meet new but we need now a real boom like asian cities to have more highrise....
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Old November 9th, 2008, 03:40 PM   #146
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London

From Daily Telegraph

Canary Wharf 1997





And just a little over 10yrs later!!!!!!

From Foshie @ Flicr

Canary Wharf 2008

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Old November 9th, 2008, 04:15 PM   #147
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Wow a big change in Canary wharf..

Amsterdam is the same as 50 years back..

a historic city always..
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Old November 9th, 2008, 08:06 PM   #148
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Beirut - Lebanon
Before - 1974
Courtesy of Lebscape

After - 2008
Courtesy of Solidere


Before - 1999

After - 2008
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Corniche Ain El Mreisseh

Before - 1974
courtesy of Lebscape

After - 2008
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Old November 9th, 2008, 09:05 PM   #149
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Those Amsterdam pictures are awesome! Amsterdam already has a lot of water, but it used to have a lot more! Never knew that!
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Old November 9th, 2008, 11:32 PM   #150
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Kuala Lumpur had an extreme makeover @[email protected]
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Old November 10th, 2008, 02:53 AM   #151
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somebody should put the miami skyline change of 2004-2008
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Old November 10th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #152
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Athens, Greece
Athens city center (1860):

from SSC forumer GrigorisSocratis
Today:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/135116633/
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Old November 11th, 2008, 09:37 PM   #153
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Shenzhen fishing village 1985, population 25,000





Shenzhen 2007, population 14 million, the fastest urban growth ever:



BY 1996 there were 237 buildings of more than 18 stories











There are currently 347 highrises now, (of which 34 are over 150m, and a further 14 skyscrapers are under construction)










The city is not just highrises, in its latest makeover it now has huge showpiece projects (from the Museum of
Contemporary Art to the new Stock Exchange), sports stadia, parks, a metro, media centres, universities, museums, galleries,
vast public libraries, exhibition centres, upmarket ubermalls, theme parks, even artist colonised warehouse districts, alongside
urban tribes, myriad gay bars, minorities districts, student villages, and edgy fashionable neighbourhoods. Almost overnight it has
morphed from a gritty 90s boomtown to a tertiary city.

Public Library
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artist's warehouse district
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Museum of Contemporary Art
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City Hall

Festivals


Art District



Fairy Lake park



It runs design festivals, marathons, art auctions, major sporting events, fashion shows, architectural biennales and is vying with
Beijing as the art capital of China. Its the richest, densest, fastest growing city in China, but also suffers from crime, a large sex
industry and huge rich-poor discrepancy.

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Old November 11th, 2008, 11:00 PM   #154
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^ wow that is impressive^
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Old November 12th, 2008, 03:09 AM   #155
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Damn, That city hall roof is HUGE!
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Old November 12th, 2008, 10:22 AM   #156
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I wasn't looking for this, but I just found it on google

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Old November 12th, 2008, 01:52 PM   #157
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those old pictures of New York are beautiful, I thought NY was amazing as it is now but somehow it looks even more impressive as it was back then
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Old November 12th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #158
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Those pics are really amazing - old ones-
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Old November 12th, 2008, 09:24 PM   #159
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Quote:
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not only the skyline is changing,night view style is changing too
i don't thing so....
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Old November 13th, 2008, 01:15 AM   #160
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midtown manhattan, 1931





midtown manhattan, 2003

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