It's a topic that towers of ilium has dwelt on in past posts, but it bears repeating: Infrastructure is more important than architecture. Human perception makes investment in good infrastructure harder than investment in good architecture--or bad architecture for that matter. A building can be a dysfunctional ruin and still considered great architecture. In the case of the Parthenon, the effects of age and deterioration only enhance its value. It has become unto a legend. Broken, dysfunctional infrastructure, however, has no value, except that it causes misery.
Time for towers of ilium to try to get on a train. Wish us luck.