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Goog To Enhance Presence in New York
Brett_Tabke




msg:3080311
 4:21 pm on Sep 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

[villagevoice.com...]

111 Eighth Avenue, designed by Lusby Simpson and completed in 1932 to house the Port Authority of New York, is one of the largest buildings in the city, an architectural marvel, and a landmark. Looming like a 15-story locomotive over Chelsea, the mammoth red-brick structure occupies an entire city block between Eighth and Ninth avenues and 15th and 16th streets—a footprint larger than two football fields. And a footprint big enough for Google's giant steps.

 

jtara




msg:3080324
 4:36 pm on Sep 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Although not exclusively a telecommunications switching center, it's a major hub. The building's website touts that it houses "40 of the leading domestic and international carriers".

Matt Mickiewicz




msg:3080809
 11:03 pm on Sep 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

They have very tight security - you get photographed when you go inside.

Copacetic1




msg:3080853
 11:41 pm on Sep 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Still others have suggested that Google is building something akin to Skynet, the malicious computer network that in The Terminator became "self-aware" and launched a war to destroy humanity.

:)

MisterT




msg:3080886
 12:22 am on Sep 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

wow, 300,000 feet is a ton of space

Car_Guy




msg:3080899
 12:37 am on Sep 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

They have very tight security. You get photographed when you go inside.

Google has detained hundreds of visitors, refusing to let them leave for any reason. On a number of very underground blogs, there has been much speculation as to their ultimate fate.

Only a handful are known to have made it out. In an exclusive interview with Penn and Teller, the lucky escapees said they had told Google they had been clicking on their own AdSense ads, so Google kicked them out.

shman




msg:3081360
 12:28 pm on Sep 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Car_Guy,

That was hilarious. I laughed out so loudly and disturbed everyone around.

Shman

jake_m




msg:3081377
 12:46 pm on Sep 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

They have very tight security. You get photographed when you go inside.

We know that in New York, this is the bare minimum for an office building. I'm sure visitor access will be highly restricted and other New York-style security requisites such as reflective tints on the windows may be in order.

goodroi




msg:3081402
 1:08 pm on Sep 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

about time they moved out of their old ny offices. the current ny office is a bit small for an operation the size of google. also the new location is probably less $ per square foot.

wmuser




msg:3086755
 10:04 pm on Sep 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Not bad

kpaul




msg:3086778
 10:42 pm on Sep 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Google's blockbuster invasion of New York and its impending takeover of nearly two floors of the massive building aim to make New York City a key component of its little-publicized global expansion

first graf made it sound like they bought the whole building. but that doesn't seem to be the case...

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