Both thrilling and frightening, massive growth of cities is one of the global features of our time. These photographs look at striking city developments in regions that have been at the forefront of this growth. The photographs include brand new skylines, extensive landscaping, ambitious infrastructure, sprawling housing and extravagant architecture. In Doha and Dubai new skylines have shot up in the last few decades. Their epic planning has produced readymade arenas for global finance and cultural showcasing. Streamlined urbanisation to immediately put themselves on the map. Cairo is a contrast of uncoordinated sprawl by many small contractors and separated luxury districts designed from scratch. Chinese cities are being reconfigured for consumerism, corporate culture and mass migration. New commercial and residential blocks, tower over the hutong networks and communist era low-rises in Changsha & Chengdu. Forests of scaffolding map out a new retail district on the edge of Sozhou. Shanghai’s new financial district pushes higher in an already vast city of towers.

West Bay skyline on reclaimed land, Doha
Land excavation & housing, Cairo
Edge of town retail village construction, Suzhou
Land excavation & housing, Cairo
Wan Chai Bypass tunnel excavation, Hong Kong

Skyline & Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

Landscaping & construction, Dubai

Homes & Architecture, Dubai

Island design & land reclamation, Dubai
National Museum of Qatar, Doha
Reclaimed coast & highrise towers, Mumbai
Downtown regeneration, Doha
Metro excavation, Doha
West Bay architecture, Doha
New residential & commercial towers, Chengdu
Edge of town retail village construction, Suzhou
Landscaping & residential blocks, Shenyang

Landscaping & housing, Cairo
High rise architecture, Mumbai
Downtown excavation & regeneration, Doha
Uncoordinated housing developments, Cairo
New residential towers, Changsha
New residential towers, Changsha

Residential towers, Changsha

Residential & commercial towers, Hong Kong
Pudong Financial District, Shanghai
Landscaping & infrastructure, Al Ain
Landscaping & infrastructure, Al Ain
Skyline, Hong Kong
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