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Although the concept of a Hyperbuilding initially seems irrevocably linked to older, developed societies, on closer inspection, the advantages of hyper-concentrated structures and programs are more evident in societies undergoing the drastic upheaval of modernisation at full force. In other words, the Hyperbuilding may be less credible in the almost ‘completed’ urban conditions of, for instance Japan or the US, where strictly speaking it would have little significant qualities to add, than in a developing condition where the virtues of the hyperbuilding, the provision of an enormous controllable critical mass, could be a demonstrable advantage.

Although the concept of a Hyperbuilding initially seems irrevocably linked to older, developed societies, on closer inspection, the advantages of hyper-concentrated structures and programs are more evident in societies undergoing the drastic upheaval of modernisation at full force. In other words, the Hyperbuilding may be less credible in the almost ‘completed’ urban conditions of, for instance Japan or the US, where strictly speaking it would have little significant qualities to add, than in a developing condition where the virtues of the hyperbuilding, the provision of an enormous controllable critical mass, could be a demonstrable advantage.