British architect Norman Foster (b. 1935) has a knack for dreaming (and doing things) big. He founded a firm in 1967 that now boasts offices in more than 20 countries; has designed one of the largest buildings on Earth, the international terminal of Beijing’s airport; was awarded architecture’s highest honor, the Pritzker Prize; and was even knighted and then named a lord by the queen of England. With one of the new World Trade Center towers in the works, the sky is truly Foster’s limit.

Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong’s architectural development can be traced through time by viewing it panoramically from the city’s…