Reply To: Groundscrapers!
To have a true groundscraper it is necessary to keep the number of entrances to 1. This will give you all the disadvantage of a highrise, with none of the advantages. All traffic in and out of the building is through this door – usually with a security/reception desk. On exiting the building you now need to walk to the end of the block before you encounter anything – such as a shop or even another office entrance. One door and one use per city block is not enough to stimulate street life.
At least Eircom is not next door to another Eircom… To fully apreciate the groundscraper environment get down to the IFSC there’s no end of examples there.