Google Planning Massive Expansion in New York City
"Google is gearing up for an expansion of its New York City real estate that could add space for more than 12,000 new workers, an amount nearly double the search giant’s current staffing in the city," report Douglas MacMillan, Eliot Brown, and Peter Grant in a paywalled article for the Wall Street Journal.
Adding to the number of employees Google already has in the city, the company could have 20,000 staff in the city if the city approves its expansion plans. That number is only 5,000 short of what Amazon is expected to move to New York City if and when it opens half of its second headquarters in the city, as was recently revealed by sources closes to the Seattle-based tech giant.
Daisuke Wakabayashi followed up on the WSJ's scoop, providing additional details on Google's planned expansion for the New York Times: "Google is in discussions to move into a planned 1.3 million square foot office complex at the St. John’s Terminal building on Manhattan’s West Side, according to a person with knowledge of the company’s plans but not permitted to speak about it publicly."