The search for science has led me back to Le Corbusier's Le Modulor. The standard scale of modern architecture, this is the metric of Pruitt-Igoe, the science behind the space. In the pursuit of a "living-machine" that takes the human as its measure, Yamasaki created an unlivable-machine.
We get a break on this one; the science already shows its fabrication. The standard for modulor was changed ex post facto, from 1.75 metres to 6 feet, from the height of the average Frenchman to the height of good-looking policemen in English detective novels.
As previously noted, modulor is homophonous with modular, synonymous with infinitely repeatable design, like the homogenous blocks of Pruitt-Igoe. Modular housing itself is prefabricated structures that can be moved; in the case of Pruitt-Igoe, the buildings weren't modular, but the design (based on the Modulor) assumed that its residents were--that humans can be picked up and deposited into prefabricated spaces and philosophies.