Bureaucrats operate on the delusion that "If you build it - they will come"; the delusion that if you construct a shell, then the necessary people will flood into it. So we get new office blocks, research laboratories, 'traffic calming' speed-bumps etc. on roads, bike lanes, solar panels and 'wind-turbines'...
Or lavish updates and restorations when that is not possible.
There has been an orgy of 'construction' since around the millennium - in-line with the bureaucratic takeover of everything; and where has it got us?
New buildings are supposed to bring Good People, bike lanes are supposed to encourage cyclists
This is actually just a manifestation of self-serving, short-termist managerialism - because New Build is the best way for managers to buff their CVs. New Build is better than Good people - especially when there aren't many Good people...
Especially when the bureaucrats don't even Want Good people because you are focused on Affirmative Action Group Preference Quotas (which only exist because there are not enough Good people in the categories being affirmed).
And New Build is not even Good Build, because the priority is never functionality; but domination and virtue-signaling.
So the New Build is all extra-expensive, extra-gimmicky, pseudo-environmentalist, fake-sustainability - and horrible to behold and dwell-within.
This is why my city - and everywhere else I visit, even deep countryside - has been a frenzied maelstrom of building for the past decades; which only accelerated with the birdemic.
New Buildings are a visible symptoms, and anti-personnel method, of the totalitarian bureaucracy which has taken over The West.
But as the evil-affiliated leadership swings from managed Ahrimanic-bureaucracy towards sheer Sorathic destruction - we shall, I predict, see the slowing, cessation, and reversal of this mania*.
But not in a good way, because not for good reasons.
*(...Although the dismantling of so much concrete and steel is too difficult and expensive to contemplate - so the hideous hulks and crumbling shells of 21st century construction will continue to pollute the world for many generations to come - if there are generations to come.)
Note: Expanding Churches that have been subjected to managerial takeover will tend to focus on New Build - projected as a (fake) sign of spiritual growth and thriving. Or else - like the Church of England, which has more buildings than it can use for religious purposes - they might evolve towards repurposing as a 'cathedral'-based religion; by adding-to and extensively adapting beautiful old buildings into tourist attractions with cafes, restaurants, shops, exhibitions, brochures and tours - and making spaces to hire for secular/ political purposes.