As it stands, Google employs over 7,000 individuals in New York City - the new campus is expected to more than double that amount. Once the Google Hudson Square campus is complete, it will serve as the primary headquarter for the company's Global Business Organization in NY.
Google already has a big presence in NY with over 7,000 employees located there working on its Search, Ads, Maps, YouTube, Cloud, Technical Infrastructure, Sales, Partnerships, and Research teams.
Today, Google revealed its official plans for the expansion of its New York City campus, via Politico. It also follows Amazon's plan to build its new HQ2 campus in Long Island City in the Queens borough.
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 urban campus, in a lower Manhattan neighborhood, isn't exactly what forecasters had in mind when they predicted tech would expand out of Silicon Valley, bringing jobs and innovation to small cities across America. Google hopes to start moving into the Hudson properties in 2020, with the more industrial Washington St. building ready in 2022. NY in particular also offers proximity to Wall Street and already has the second-biggest concentration of tech startups behind the Bay Area and a large base of tech employees, Bartels said. In total, this will offer Google an additional 1.7 million square feet of space to house employees. Here, a pedestrian passes by 345 Hudson Street, one of the buildings Google will be using. The company now employs some 7 000 people in NY.
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I don't think it is a great look for the game when things like that are happening. We have to work hard for another victory. But I still thought he played his role".
The move is the latest high-profile expansion from a US tech giant, following big investments from Apple and Amazon to create new office spaces in New York, Washington, D.C., and Texas.
"We believe that as our company grows, we have a responsibility to support the communities we call home".
"We're growing faster outside the Bay Area than within it", said Ruth Porat, chief financial officer of Alphabet and Google.
As noted by the New York Times, Google arrived in New York in 2006 with no fanfare, but it has since been criticized for contributing to Chelsea's gentrification, while food vendors claim to have lost sales because of its in-house cafeterias.