The Squaire, Frankfurt Airport, Germany. With a floor area of 140,000 square metres (1,500,000 sq ft) it has more office space than any of the skyscrapers in Frankfurt.
Estonian National Museum main building

A groundscraper is a large building that has relatively few stories but which greatly extends horizontally.


Encarta defines groundscraper as "a large low or medium-rise building, typically containing offices, that spreads horizontally and occupies a large amount of land".[1]


See also


  1. ^ "Groundscraper definition". MSN Encarta. Archived from the original on November 17, 2009. Retrieved January 17, 2011.[better source needed]
  2. ^ "City 'groundscraper' unveiled". May 16, 2006. Retrieved January 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Ouroussoff, Nicolai (2011-06-27). "Turning Design on Its Side". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-06-29.
  4. ^ a b Cheek, Lawrence W. (January 15, 2011). "Architects Find Their Dream Client, in China". The New York Times.
  5. ^ a b "Horizontal Skyscraper - Vanke Center". Steven Holl Architects. Retrieved September 16, 2014.