Facebook Charrette: New Headquarters Could Reinvigorate a City

As Facebook prepares to relocate its corporate headquarters from Palo Alto to Menlo Park, the company organized a day-long charrette to get input from architects, planners, and community members about how to "turn this neighborhood inside out."
March 7, 2011, 10am PST | Victor Negrete
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This June, Facebook will move its corporate headquarters to the former campus of Sun Microsystems in Menlo Park.

On Saturday, a group of approximately 150 architects, planners, and design professionals got together to brainstorm how to create "an overall sense of place for that part of town," writes Patrick May. Menlo Park was described by an architect from San Jose as "essentially the middle of nowhere." Community members are hopeful that the presence of Facebook will bring positive change to their city.

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Published on Saturday, March 5, 2011 in San Jose Mercury News
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