I had the opportunity to visit Google’s corporate campus in New York last week during a press trip with Acer, arranged by the PR team back home [Thank you, team!]. I was really excited because it’s something I wished I could do at some point in my career, so when the opportunity presented itself, I was ALL IN. I’ve read articles about what it’s like to work for Google [at one point about ten years ago, I used to trawl Google vacancies to apply on behalf of my husband – true story!], and it still remains a dream company to work at. Have you seen the perks of today?
Google’s NYC offices are in Chelsea, and while it made news when it happened, I was reminded that Google actually owns the Chelsea Market (purchased for $2.4bn); the building opposite it, where I spent my 30th birthday with friends (next to The High Line). So cool to know that they own a hipster food market. They do occupy floor space in the building of course; look out for some pics of the YouTube office and YouTube Space towards the end.
The building is much larger than the several floors we were allowed to visit. Each floor by the lift area is themed.. got a glimpse of a 404 error on one, and Pac-Man on another. The thought that went into the design is something to marvel at.
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