Google loses to LinkedIn in Silicon Valley HQ pitch

06 May of 2015 by

In a blow to Google’s expansion plans, on Tuesday the Mountain View City Council voted to give the search giant roughly a quarter of the office space it had requested for the project, and instead awarded the lion’s share of the city’s future office development –- 1.5 million square feet –- to LinkedIn.

Google received about 500,000 square feet, or about enough to build one of the four buildings it had proposed.How this news will affect BIG and Heatherwick’s design for the Googleplex expansion is as of yet undetermined. Earlier today, we learned that Google planned on constructing its new HQ using “crabots”, so clearly sights were set on the Mountain View City Council giving the go-ahead. David Radcliffe, Google’s VP of real estate, said in an emailed statement: “We know the City Council had a tough decision to make last night and thank them and our community for more than six

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