Google opens Hudson River campus to attract more New York talent

Google officially opened its new mixed-use campus on New York’s Hudson River, which includes a two-acre roof terrace and public meeting places.

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As Google employees return to campus life after over two years of telecommuting, the company has a nice new office for workers in New York.

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

The 630,000-square-foot campus, located on Pier 57, includes three buildings and has capacity for about 450 employees. The site, which includes a two-acre roof terrace park, will include a new public dining hall, common areas and a technology-heavy public classroom that will provide environmental education programs.

Google officially opened its new mixed-use campus on New York’s Hudson River, which includes a two-acre roof terrace and public meeting places.

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At a cutting ceremony on Monday, Alphabet and Google’s chief financial officer Ruth Porat said the company was ahead of schedule for the opening, citing concerns about recruiting more employees in New York.

“It’s a magnet for diverse talents,” Porat said of New York, according to the New York Business Journal. “It’s edginess that makes New York the magic that New York is, and it’s for us what’s really exciting, what we continue to build on.”

Google officially opened its new mixed-use campus on New York’s Hudson River, which includes a two-acre roof terrace and public meeting places.

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The company has relied more on the mixed model as it has been exposed to pressure to provide benefits to the surrounding residents. Last year, the city of San Jose approved what will be Alphabet’s largest campus – an expansive mixed-use facility that stretches over 80 acres in the heart of California’s third-largest city. The 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 common areas and parks developed by multiple partners.

Google said last week that its U.S. investment in offices and data centers will amount to about $ 9.5 billion in the U.S. by 2022, which includes 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 spokesman for the company said.

Google officially opened its new mixed-use campus on New York’s Hudson River, which includes a two-acre roof terrace and public meeting places.

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This month, the company began enforcing office returns for most employees after two years of telecommuting during the pandemic. The company has asked employees to start returning to physical offices at least three days a week for a “hybrid” job.

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 rising, so be smart,” Hochul said during the ceremony. “We do not want any shutdowns.”

Google officially opened its new mixed-use campus on New York’s Hudson River, which includes a two-acre roof terrace and public meeting places.

Photo courtesy of Google

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