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... The office is a physical setting for the necessary functions that supports industry, business, and government and has extended a profound influence on economic development, culture, lifestyle, environment and the urban landscape.
The offices of the early 1950s have been called 'paper factories' as they were places for the collection and routine processing of paper based information. The narrow depth cellular office, with small offices served off a central corridor, emerged in Europe. In the USA the narrow slab tower towards deep planned space for clerical use with executives in enclosed perimeter offices evolved gradually. The Seagram Building in New York (see fig. 1), designed by Skidmore, Owings, ...