The city of Melbourne comprises of the epitome brought about by the amalgamation of various ethnicities which include those of China, Cambodia, Greece, Italy and Poland. Without the arrival of these civilizations the city would have been another colony under the rule of the British. It was primarily after World War 2 that the city went into a state of transition and developed into the city as we know it today. However, this development turned into a major reason of rivalry between Melbourne and neighbor Sydney, traces of which can be found very clearly even to this day. During the reign of Kenneth and his Labor party, the city underwent massive development, by projects such as Crown Casino and Federation Square, which is a bona fide representative of architectural ingenuity. Southern Cross Station experienced enlargement, and old harbors were converted into retail and financial space. The city is now considered a fortress, characterizing a robust canvas of cultural events and modern music.