7 Unbelievable Transformations Of Major Cities From 1960s To Present Times
4 Shanghai, China
Shanghai, China is the most populous cities in the world and is one of the four direct controlled municipalities by government of China. It is also the world’s busiest port container and the biggest financial hub in China. It rose to prominence in 19th century as a preferred port for many trade loving nations. It is often used to showcase the economic boom that China has experienced in recent years.
5 Toronto, Canada: 1930 vs. now
Toronto is the most populous city of Canada and is the center for movie productions and performances. It has all the major media and broadcast networks of Canada and possesses all the museums and galleries that make it one of the most famous places to visit for any tourist. It is also the home to Toronto Stock exchange and is the financial hub of the nation.
6 Seoul, South Korea
Seoul is the capital and financial hub of South Korea and hosted the Olympic Games in 1988. Seoul is also the 16th largest city in the world. It saw what is known as an economic boom called the ‘Miracle on the Han River’, transforming Seoul into world’s 4th largest metropolitan economy with a GDP of US$845.9 billion. It is also the world’s most wired city and has the highest speed of internet in the world. It has also hosted the 1986 Asian Games and 2002 FIFA World Cup.
7 Beijing, China: The 1940s vs. Today
The capital of People’s Republic of China, Beijing is the center of the Asian superpower and world’s third most populous city. It beautifully combines history with modernization and has had global influence over arts, politics, sports, language and all aspects of life. It will become the first city to host both summer Olympic Games and winter Olympic Games in 2008 and 2022 respectively.