Google to Spend $1 Billion to Build NY Campus – Peeped at Apple?

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Google will build a campus in the West Village, New York – a project costs of over a billion dollars. It aims to double the size of its 7,000-employee workforce over the next 10 years.

Read the details about Google’s plans on Nexter.org.

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Google’s new campus in NY for $1 billion  

Google is planning to build a campus in the West Village, New York that might cost over a billion dollars.

“Today we’re taking the next step in our commitment to our New York City presence by investing over $1 billion in capital improvements to establish a new campus, Google Hudson Square,” stated Ruth Porat, SVP and CFO of Google and Alphabet in the blog post.

“The over 1.7 million square-foot campus is a result of lease agreements at 315 and 345 Hudson Street and a signed letter of intent at 550 Washington Street.”

According to Porat, the area of the campus will be about 160k square meters.

Google plans to enter a new campus in 2020 when construction of Google Hudson Square will be completed.

“New York City continues to be a great source of diverse, world-class talent,” Ruth Porat  said in a statement on Monday. “That’s what brought Google to the city in 2000, and that’s what keeps us here.”

Source: Google

The blog post appeared four days after the same plans were reported by via The Verge.  will invest $ 1 billion to create a new campus in North Austin, Texas.

“There is more economic connectivity between New York and San Francisco than between New York and any of the declining upstate cities,” Mitchell Moss, an urban-planning professor at New York University said.

“We’ve been growing steadily for the past 18 years without heralding trumpets, or asking for support from the government,” William Floyd, Google’s head of external affairs in NY said. “We’ve done it by the dint our own work.”

Google notes that along with the construction of a new campus, the company will support the infrastructure of the selected area to create a convenient place for work, life, and entertainment. At the same time, the other company, , stressed that it will function fully with the help of renewable energy sources.

Some of the residents are concerned that the leading tech companies will spread into historic neighborhoods:

“My concern is that with Google’s concentration in that area, it’s going to pull in even more intense pressure for office development, particularly tech office development, in adjacent neighborhoods like the Village and East Village, where we are seeing it happen already,” said Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society.


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