Industry News: Low-Rise Is The New High-Rise

Our weekly round up of workplace news from around the web. 

The Merchandise Mart in Chicago, which opened in 1930, is sometimes called the country’s first groundscraper. Credit: Raymond Boyd/Getty Images
  • Groundscrapers have been considered less desirable than taller buildings, but their ability to house an entire company on a single floor has made them more desirable in the pandemic, says the New York Times.
  • Business Facilities reports that workers should not expect to return to the workplace by year’s end.
  • How has the pandemic changed landlord/tenant relationships? Bisnow investigates.
  • The Financial Times shares how better design will improve the spaces where we work and live.
  • Is the pandemic really the death of the traditional HQ? GeekWire explains.
  • The Australian Financial Review reports that Dropbox is retiring the 9am to 5pm workday and will use its offices solely for collaboration and teamwork as it moves to become a virtual-first company where staff will work from home permanently.
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