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Because of the rapid economic and cultural growth in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong, the development of architecture is more prosperous in these three areas. Beijing of the early 21st century has witnessed tremendous growth of new building constructions, showing various modern styles from international designers. In recent years, a large number of architecturally distinctive and even eccentric buildings have sprung up throughout Shanghai. The Pearl River Delta is one of the most densely urbanised regions in the world and one of the main hubs of China's economic growth, experiencing dramatic constructions and architectural growth.