A groundscraper is a large building that is only around a dozen stories high but which greatly extends horizontally.


MSN 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]


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  1. ^ "Groundscraper definition". MSN Encarta. Archived from the original on November 17, 2009. Retrieved January 17, 2011.
  2. ^ "City 'groundscraper' unveiled". May 16, 2006. Retrieved January 17, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Cheek, Lawrence W. (January 15, 2011). "Architects Find Their Dream Client, in China". The New York Times.
  4. ^ a b "Horizontal Skyscraper - Vanke Center". Steven Holl Architects. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  5. ^ Warerkar, Tanay (2018-10-02). "First look at St. John's Terminal's transformation into 'green' office complex". Curbed NY. Retrieved 2019-11-21.