From Megaprojects and Risk: An Anatomy of Ambition:, by Bent Flyvbjerg
Abstract: The book provides the first detailed examination of the phenomenon of megaprojects. It identifies what is called the “megaprojects paradox”, that is, the fact that
I have not read this book, but this one paragraph led me to some interesting thoughts:
- There is [possibly] widespread support (in popular culture) for larger and larger megastructures in urban settings. Corollary: people want to see more megastructures. What is the purpose behind this desire? Is it the classic “man-vs.-nature”, or is there something deeper, perhaps an inverted world-view at work here?
- If it is humanly feasible, the Megastructure will eventually be built.
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