Google Relieves Its Growing Pains With Another HQ Expansion

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While Apple plans to start from scratch with its fancy new spaceship-inspired headquarters, Google seems content to just continue buying up property and buildings around its already sprawling Mountain View campus.

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The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that Google recently spent $100 million for a group of two story buildings near their HQ known as The Landmark at Shoreline. The expansion, which is the company's largest property purchase in Silicon Valley this year, provides them with an additional 240,000 square feet of space that's zoned to hold somewhere around 960 employees. However, it's not the only purchase Google has made in its home town this year. So far they've spent around $225 million for fifteen other properties, all existing buildings, creating a hodge-podge of a campus that's not unlike the variety of designs and options in the Android smartphone market. [San Jose Mercury News via CNET]

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QADude
QADude

They've bought up virtually every office building in the area. My building is owned by them, and they're kicking people out ASAP when the lease runs out.

We have lots of construction trucks going up and down the streets ALL DAY LONG doing who knows what. A couple of buildings are being used for storage, while some are being retrofitted.