Google has formally unveiled its new campus for New York Metropolis workers, a sprawling facility atop a pier that juts into the Hudson River with facilities that embrace a two-acre rooftop park with views of Decrease Manhattan and Little Island.
The 630,000-square-foot Hudson River campus on Pier 57 contains three buildings of workplace area for some 450 workers simply above the West Aspect Freeway close to fifteenth Avenue in Chelsea.
The 2-acre park area is open to most people. There’s additionally a meals corridor and an space for outside screening of movies in the course of the Tribeca Movie Pageant.
The brand new campus formally opened this week at a ceremony attended by Google chief monetary officer Ruth Porat, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, and Mayor Eric Adams.
Google is the important thing tenant on the pier, which price greater than $500 million to revive, according to New York Business Journal.
“I’m enthusiastic about this enterprise and others we’re going to do,” stated Adams.
Adams and different public officers have urged corporations to deliver their workers again into the workplace as a strategy to jumpstart the native economic system, which has struggled for the reason that onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
“So get some new work garments, since you might need placed on a few COVID kilos — I’m responsible too — and get again to work. Come again right here,” stated Hochul.
Google, which employs 12,000 staff within the metropolis, is trying to increase its footprint within the Large Apple.
In September, the corporate snapped up a 1.3 million-square-foot waterfront building in Manhattan’s Hudson Sq. for $2.1 billion — which on the time was essentially the most ever paid for an workplace constructing.
Google additionally owns two smaller buildings in Chelsea: 111 Eighth Ave. and the Milk Constructing at 450 W. fifteenth St.
Earlier this month, Google requested its workers to return to the workplace for at least three days a week as a part of its new hybrid mannequin.
The brand new work schedule, which Google argued “balances the very best of being collectively in individual and being anyplace,” will apply to workers in New York Metropolis, the San Francisco Bay Space and a number of other different US cities.