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Connections: With more remote work, what becomes of large office spaces after the pandemic?

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If more workers are going to do their jobs from home or from remote settings, even after the pandemic, what becomes of large office spaces? NPR reports that the pandemic could lead to an exodus of workers from downtown and centralized office buildings. That means pain for local tax rolls, and for nearby businesses that rely on foot traffic during lunch hours.

Is this a budding problem for Rochester? And how can office space be reimagined? Our guests explore it: