16. Tokyo, Japan From 1945 To 2011
Thanks to a building boom, Tokyo has turned itself into one of the most important cities on Earth.
17. Athens, Greece From 1860 To 2014
Greece has a rich history. However, Athens has managed to update itself while still retaining much of its legendary heritage.
18. Shenzhen, China From 1982 To 2010
Going from empty field and dusty land to a major city in only a few short decades, the transformation of Shenzhen is nothing short of amazing.