The speed and magnitude of a change in the skylines represent how rapidly a city has changed through a century or more—others clock in development in just a few decades.
Dubai, for example, has grown from a desert into a city in just 20 years, becoming the most populated city in the United Arab Emirates.
In this post, we will look at the rapid growth, by way of skylines, of 20 cities from around the world to give you an idea of how the world has, is, and will change through time. You might also be interested in the fantastic skyscraper compilation we have and a list of stunning futuristic skyscraper concepts we have.
01. New York City, USA (1870 Vs. Today)
02. Shanghai, China (1990 Vs. 2010)
03. Long Beach, California, USA (1953 Vs. 2009)
04. Eiffel Tower, Paris (1900s Vs. Today)
FineArtAmerica & WallpaperUp
05. Panama City, Panama (1930s Vs. Present Day)
SkyscraperCity & MagnificTravel
06. Shenzhen, China (1980 Vs. 2011)
07. London, England (1900 Vs. Present Day)
08. Toronto, Canada (1930s Vs. Today)
BlogTo & Farzin Photo
09. Hong Kong (1920s Vs. 2000s)
10. Singapore (1990s Vs. Present Day)
11. Bangkok, Thailand (1988 Vs. 2007)
12. Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia (1930 Vs. Today)
13. Venice, Italy (1970 Vs. Today)
Fdmount & RoughGuides
14. Doha, Qatar (1977 Vs. 2010s)
15. Dubai, UAE (1990 Vs. Present Day)
Abdolian & WorldPropertyChannel
16. Tokyo, Japan (1945 Vs. 2011)
bongorama & MediaVida
17. Fortaleza, Brazil (1970s Vs. 2011)
18. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1990 Vs. Today)
AdamRoslan & Tinmoi
19. Athens, Greece (1860 Vs. Today)
20. Los Angeles, USA (1970s Vs. Today)
Kcet & CityData
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