Google opens campus on the Hudson River to attract more New York City talent

Google has officially opened its new mixed-use campus on New York’s Hudson River which includes a two-acre rooftop and public hangout spaces.

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As Google employees return to campus life after more than two years of remote work, the company has a flashy new office for workers in New York.

Google has officially opened a new campus on a Hudson River pier and is located on New York’s largest rooftop.

The 630,000-square-foot campus, located on Pier 57, encompasses three buildings and has a capacity of approximately 450 employees. The space, which includes a two-acre rooftop park, will include a new public dining room, community space, and high-tech public classroom that will provide environmental education programs.

Google has officially opened its new mixed-use campus on New York’s Hudson River which includes a two-acre rooftop and public hangout spaces.

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Alphabet is Google’s chief financial officer at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday Ruth Porat said the company was ahead of its time to open, citing eagerness to hire more employees in New York.

“It is a magnet for different talents”, Porat said of New York, second New York Business Journal. “It’s the edginess that makes New York the magic that New York is, and that’s what’s really exciting for us, what we keep building on.”

Google has officially opened its new mixed-use campus on New York’s Hudson River which includes a two-acre rooftop and public hangout spaces.

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The company has relied more on the mixed model as it has come under pressure to provide benefits to surrounding residents. Last year, the city of San Jose approved what will be Alphabet’s largest campus, a vast, mixed-use facility spanning 80 acres in the heart of California’s third largest city. That campus will include 7.3 million square feet of office space and some dense housing, and nearly half of the site will be dedicated to community spaces and parks developed by several partners.

Google last week said it is the United States investments in offices and data centers will total approximately $ 9.5 billion in the United States in 2022, including its expansions in New York. The company plans to develop an additional 1.7 million square feet of office space in the Hudson Square neighborhood, a company spokesperson said.

Google has officially opened its new mixed-use campus on New York’s Hudson River which includes a two-acre rooftop and public hangout spaces.

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The company started this month to enforce returns to the office for most employees after two years of remote work during the pandemic. The company asked employees to start returning to physical offices at least three days a week for “hybrid” work.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York Mayor Eric Adams also spoke at the ribbon cutting event this week.

“As much as we want to talk about the post-pandemic world, the numbers are going up, so be smart,” Hochul said during the ceremony. “We don’t want closures.”

Google has officially opened its new mixed-use campus on New York’s Hudson River which includes a two-acre rooftop and public hangout spaces.

Photo courtesy of Google