Excessive office space in cities

Oversupply of commercial buildings
In spite of the general economic decline, office space has tended to increase. This is due to the fact that the building process itself has become a major source of profit; it is now an ultimate goal and no longer a means. However, proliferation of office space has serious effects on a community. Districts which are of interest to the office market are withdrawn from small owners and from the former use by their inhabitants; inhabitants are confronted with expulsion; houses decay; remaining residents have long-term building and construction yards "on their doorsteps"; and when the offices are finally completed, there are resultant heavy traffic flows and parking problems.
(E) Emanations of other problems