When Shanghai’s economic boom began some 20 years ago, Pudong, the district immediately east across the Huangpu River, was barely visible. Yet overnight, Pudong emerged as China’s face of the future, a cityscape dominated by skyscraper after skyscraper. Financial and commercial centers shifted east as well, and Shanghai’s new international airport joined the rush. Airport transfers were streamlined by the Maglev, the fastest train in regular commercial service in the world, which recently whisked me into Pudong in under eight minutes, reaching speeds of 270 mph.
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In 15 B.C. — and once again demonstrating their uncanny intuition for recognizing prime real estate — Roman soldiers established a customs post and tax collection station on a scenic hillside in what’s now known as Lindenhof in the Old Town of Zürich. A serene, shady park where locals and visitors come to rest beneath the linden trees or enjoy sweeping views of the city’s historic quarter, this vantage point once boasted a castle and witnessed numerous public assemblies for hundreds of years. It was here, in 1798, where taxes were once gravely assessed, that the city’s first constitution was sworn into reality.