Google is going to get its fancy headquarters after all thanks to LinkedIn deal

July 14, 2016 by  
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Tech giant Google  will be able to build its massive canopied greenhouse headquarters designed by BIG and Heatherwick Studio after all. When the Mountain View City Council gave most of the land Google needed for the new HQ design to LinkedIn last year, most people thought Google wouldn’t get to build the ambitious project after all. Heatherwick and BIG even a revealed scaled-down design  in the hopes of making things work. But after cutting a three million square feet land deal with LinkedIn, Google can now have the original design  it always wanted. The land deal includes 2.4 million square feet of real estate that’s not yet developed, and 1 million square feet of developed land, which includes LinkedIn’s present HQ. The swap will allow Google to pursue their original designs, and LinkedIn will be able to construct a new cohesive HQ. Related: BIG and Heatherwick unveil scaled-down designs for Google’s Mountain View HQ It seems like the city of Mountain View is pleased with the deal as well. Mountain View Director of Community Development Randy Tsuda told the Silicon Valley Business Journal, “This actually works out well for both parties, and the city of Mountain View.” Mountain View Mayor Pat Showalter said the city “look[s] forward to continuing our relationships with these active corporate citizens.” Some of Google’s plans will still have to go through the Mountain View City Council, such as the tech giant’s dream of constructing housing on one of the sites where LinkedIn had once planned to put their new HQ, Shoreline Commons. LinkedIn’s plans had included retail stores and restaurants, and Mountain View officials have expressed a desire to see some of those plans go through. Syufy owns around 15 acres of Shoreline Commons and planned to build a health club and movie theater there, and Google VP of Real Estate and Workplace Services, Northern California Mark Golan said Google is “generally supportive” of some of those ideas. Golan said, “It’s almost serendipity in terms of the holdings both parties had. It’s a very creative solution we think led to a win for everyone.” Via ArchDaily and the Silicon Valley Business Journal Images © Google/BIG/Heatherwick Studio

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San Francisco company keeps PACE with energy efficiency upgrades

November 13, 2012 by  
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Prologis Inc.'s corporate headquarters will pay for $1.6 million in upgrades at its headquarters with innovative financing tool that helps local governments incentivize clean energy.

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Mack Energy’s Headquarters is a Bold Energy Conserving Oil & Gas Exploration Center

August 15, 2012 by  
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