Egan: What if we’re actually afraid to go back to the office?

Article Link: https://ottawasun.com/news/local-news/egan-what-if-were-actually-afraid-to-go-back-to-the-office/wcm/5a455367-8a4d-4c43-9f66-355d58aa3c09

Discussion posted by: itzfitzhere

A typical office tower holds hundreds of workers, possibly disembarked from a crowded transit vehicle, now using a limited set of entry doors to access the building’s common area, then transported on a packed elevator with a common button-pad. Inside, there are shared washrooms, lunch and meeting rooms, on floor after floor of hard surfaces, door handles, photocopiers everywhere. It is the only way office towers make sense — by stacking us in fairly tight spaces. And it is what we’ve done across North American cities — create dense middles where we congregate daily.