"Twenty-one years ago, Dubai was a desert. It sprang up seemingly from nothing into the lively and technologically advanced world-class city that it is today. This is just one example of the dramatic speeds with which cities can change, sometimes rendering their skylines virtually unrecognizable within decades."
21 February 2011
Then & Now ~ WebUrbanist on Stunning Urbania
Check out WebUrbanist's Then & Now: The Stunning Speed of Urban Development showing boom times in a dozen cities...