Google To Build New Googleplex From Scratch

Mercury News reports Google is planning on building their own office building, which can fit up to 600,000 square feet of office space. Google’s current space is pretty much as capacity now and Google is looking to pay the city of Mountain View $30 million to lease 9.4 acres near Shoreline Boulevard, according to Mercury News.

Google has never built their own office buildings from the ground up. They have built data centers, but not office space.

Google hired leading architects firm Ingenhoven Architects, a German based company who is known for building buildings that are green and sustainable.

Google is said to be paying Mountain View top dollar for the land. They currently have about 4.3 million square feet of space in Mountain View, so adding another 600,000 on 9.4 acres does not seem all that much to me. Google is not sharing any additional information on this project, but they did have a spokesperson tell Mercury News:

We’ve asked them to build the most green, sustainable building possible.

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