Jenny Diski on Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace:
The skyscraper, the apotheosis of form following finance and function, appears once the manufacture of elevators allowed buildings of more than the five floors that people are prepared to walk up. It was a perfect structure philosophically and speculatively to house the now millions of workers whose job it was to keep track of manufacturing, buying and selling – ‘the synthesis of naked commerce and organic architecture’ as foreseen by Louis Sullivan, mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright.
Retenanter: noun, a person who goes about getting landlords to kick out low paying renters in favor of new renters who pay market rates.
From York and Fig, the Marketplace special report on gentrification, Flipping the Neighborhood.