Just days after Amazon picked New York as the location of its second headquarters, Google has today announced plans to spend more than $1bn to expand its operations in the City.
Google Hudson Square will be the company’s primary location for its New York operations.
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Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Google and Alphabet, confirmed in a blog post today that Google is creating a more than 1.7m square-foot campus that includes lease agreements along the Hudson River in lower Manhattan.
Google put its first office in New York nearly 20 years ago, and already has more than 7,000 employees in the city. The company has continued to build up its New York presence, announcing earlier this year that it was buying the Manhattan Chelsea Market building for $2.4bn.
Google hopes to move into the new campus by 2020.