Baku's Building Boom
The face of the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, has been changing rapidly in recent years amid a construction boom fueled by an oil-rich economy. Many large-scale building developments are transforming the old Soviet city into a a high-rise hub on the Caspian Sea. Critics of the expansion, however, say that it is destroying some historical areas and there have also been allegations of corruption concerning several projects. Here are just a few of the building developments that are set to leave an indelible impression on Baku's skyline.