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TAKE A LOOK | Google's latest New York campus features a rooftop park and panoramic view of Manhattan

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The new office has a rooftop park.
The new office has a rooftop park.
Jakob Dahlin/Courtesy of Google.
  • Google opened a new campus situated along the Hudson River on 18 April.
  • The office space is topped by the city's largest rooftop open space at nearly two acres.
  • Google opened the new office space as it adopted a new hybrid-work model earlier this month.
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Google opened a new campus for its New York staff on 18 April. The new office space is situated on a pier which looks out over Manhattan and the Hudson River and features a large-scale rooftop park.

Brett Beyer/Courtesy of Google
Brett Beyer/Courtesy of Google

The new campus is located on Pier 57, along the Hudson River to the west of Manhattan.

Pier 57.
Brett Beyer/Courtesy of Google.

The office — which takes up around 350,000 square feet on the pier — features a rooftop park which is open to the public. At 80,000 square feet, the park is the most expansive rooftop open space in the city.

The new office has a rooftop park.
Jakob Dahlin/Courtesy of Google.

The rooftop park will also pose as a screening spot for the Tribeca Film Festival, scheduled for June 2022.

Sky Park bleachers.
Google

Google also said it would include ground-floor space that's open to the public and will include a food hall and gathering spot — dubbed the "living room" — where people can take in views over the city.

The view from Sky Park.
Google.

The tech giant is also incorporating a "tech-oriented public classroom" to be used by Hudson River Park's River Project team for environmental education, according to a company press release.

Pier 57 has recently been renovated.
Brett Beyer/Courtesy of Google.

The tech giant is the first to rent on the pier, which has recently been restored.

Pier 57.
Brett Beyer/Courtesy of Google.

The pier was built in 1952 and originally functioned as a steamship terminal before being converted into a base for the New York City Transit Authority's depot. It had been closed since 2003 until its renovation.

Pier 57 in the 1990s.
Hudson River Park Trust/Courtesy of Google.

The launch of the new office comes soon after the tech giant said it would start rolling out a hybrid-work model in the San Francisco bay area and other places from 4 April. Workers should come in at least three days a week, but could also request to work from home permanently, the firm said.

The west side of Sky Park.
Google.

Google announced in September 2021 that it would buy office space it already leases as part of its Google Hudson Square campus for $2.1 billion. The building — which is still undergoing renovations — will not open until 2023.

A pedestrian passes by 550 Washington Street in 2018.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Last year, San Jose City Council also approved Google's plans to build a sprawling mixed-use mega-campus, covering 80 acres of land and enough office space to accommodate 20,000 workers.

Google San Jose campus.
Google

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