According to two reports by the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, the tech giant might be expanding its office space in New York City.
At the moment, Google owns over 4.7 million square feet of work space in New York City buildings. However, it’s been confirmed that the company is in discussions to move into a new 1.3 million square foot office complex at the St. John’s Terminal building on Manhattan’s West Side, according to sources. This is in addition to the company’s plans to expand its existing property at Chelsea Market by about 300,000 square feet. If both potential plans come to fruition, the new spaces would allow Google to more than double their current workforce in New York from the current 7,000 employees to nearly 20,000.
According to the WSJ, while Google representatives declined to comment on any talks about the St. John’s Terminal property , they confirmed the plans to expand their Pier 57 property to include a community space, winter garden and water taxi landing open to the public.
The company announced this past March that it bought the Manhattan Chelsea Market but has agreed to keep leasing space in the building to outside retailers and vendors. Should Google decide to move into those existing spaces one day, they’d have more than enough room to continue their employee expansion in New York, as well as eventual world domination.