Google Is Spending $1 Billion On a Massive New York City Expansion

Google Is Spending $1 Billion On a Massive New York City Expansion

Google Is Spending $1 Billion On a Massive New York City Expansion

The New York Times reports that Google has now announced plans to develop a $1 billion campus in the West Village of New York City with plans to double the size of its 7,000-employee workforce over the next ten years.

Hudson Square will be the primary location for Google's New York-based Global Business Organization.

The city became home to Google's first office outside California almost 20 years ago. Earlier this year in March, Google purchased the Manhattan Chelsea Market for $2.4 billion and also leased space on Pier 57.

The announcement comes just days after Apple said it would build new offices across the United States, a plan that includes adding hundreds of jobs in NY.

Google's plan to expand is being announced a month after Amazon said it would put one of its second headquarter locations in New York's Long Island City neighborhood.


There will be three buildings in all that make up the campus: two pre-existing buildings on Hudson Street and a yet-to-be-built building on nearby Washington Street. The new Austin campus will mark Apple's third in the city, where the company already employees 6,200 workers.

Google expects to start moving into the Hudson Street buildings by 2020, and to the Washington Street building by 2022 after construction is complete. Despite expensive bids and appeals from other regions of the United States, world-class cities can reliably offer tech companies the talent, influence and culture they are seeking. In total, the new space is reported to span more than 1.7 million square feet.

Google has also spent $2.4bn. "We will have the capacity to more than double the number of Googlers in NY over the next 10 years".

"We believe that as our company grows, we have a responsibility to support the communities we call home". The company now has more than 7,000 workers there.

Porat said the latest investment "is a huge part of our commitment to grow and invest in U.S. facilities, offices and job", and added that "we're growing faster outside the (San Francisco) Bay Area than within it, and this year opened new offices and data centers in locations like Detroit, Boulder, Los Angeles, Tennessee and Alabama". "Our investment in NY is a huge part of our commitment to grow and invest in USA facilities, offices and jobs", she wrote.

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