Google is investing $1 billion in a new campus which it will build in New York City. Called Google Hudson Square, the campus will be based on three buildings, 315 and 345 Hudson Street and 550 Washington Street, making for a total area of 1.7 million square feet.
At first, Google will be moving into the Hudson Street buildings, which it has already leased. This will start happening in 2020. The Washington Street space is yet to be leased, though the company has signed a letter of intent to do so, and it should start moving into it in 2022. Google Hudson Square will be the main location for its Global Business Organization.
We heard back in November that the company would be increasing its New York presence with 10,000 new jobs, and it seems like this new campus might play a big role in that expansion. Currently, Google's offices in the Big Apple employ over 7,000 people speaking more than 50 languages, and they have teams for products such as Search, Ads, YouTube, and more. With this new campus, plus its acquisition of the Manhattan Chelsea Market earlier this year, Google says it will be able to more than double the number of employees in the city.
The search giant isn't the only one expanding its efforts in New York - Amazon is set to open part of its new headquarters in the city. The second division will be in Arlington, Virginia.