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News - May 20, 2022

Google opens the doors on its massive Bay View campus next to NASA Ames

New sustainability-focused tech campus will house roughly 4,000 employees north of Mountain View

by Kevin Forestieri

Google's eye-catching, 1.1 million-square-foot campus on the edge of the bay is finally complete and open to employees, marking a major expansion of the tech company's office footprint on the Peninsula.

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Posted by Barron Parker Too
a resident of Barron Park
on May 18, 2022 at 11:05 am

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So nice to see such a beautiful, functional open architecture workspace from Google. The company is an innovative gem, and we are all lucky they decided to build their headquarters here in Mountain View!

Now, if only YouTube in San Bruno stops censoring alleged "misinformation" at the direction of the new Federal Ministry of Truth (yes, Google, it's a biological fact that only women can get pregnant), it will live up to both its mission of "organizing the world's information and making it universally accessible and useful" and its motto of "don't be evil."

Posted by dena
a resident of Midtown
on May 18, 2022 at 11:44 am

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This is a perfect example of how, organically and over a period of time, we will become greener. No one forced Google to invest in such a forward-thinking, climate-friendly campus - they did it to set an example of how it can be done and to be a front runner in the business of building in an energy efficient way. Instead of taxing our way to a greener planet and setting deadlines and penalties, let's follow Google's example! Build solar panels and electric vehicle charging stations into new homes and buildings, encourage hybrid and electric vehicles, etc. Don't mandate and tax your way there - let it happen organically! Congratulations Google for setting the example - let's hope other companies follow your lead and, as they do, construction costs will come down and make it feasible to be as green as your new campus!

Posted by mjh
a resident of College Terrace
on May 19, 2022 at 5:14 pm

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Does Mountain View have immediate plans to begin building new housing in sufficient numbers to keep up with Google’s expanding workforce? Or is the calculation to continue to approve dense workforce creating developments whose well paid employees will continue to displace an ever increasing number of existing residents, even though they occupy the jobs that communities actually need to function?

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