26 Empire State Buildings Could Fit Into New York’s Empty Office Space. That’s a Sign

New York Times, May 11, 2023–Edward L. Glaeser, Carlo Ratti
In downtowns from Chicago to Los Angeles, the physical layout of the 20th-century city is clashing with the new economy. Since the 1920s, single-use zoning has divided our cities into separate neighborhoods for home, work and play. Work-from-home and Netflix have made these distinctions irrelevant, but our partitioned urban fabric has yet to catch up.