Google Buys $1.8 Billion New York Building

December 22, 2010

10:00 am

Hello New York, Hello Google! There have been rumors over the past few weeks about Google buying some real estate in New York and today they announced it publicly on the Google blog. The post shared the story of how Google’s one salesman used to work out of a Starbucks and now they are buying a $1.8 billion building and investing in New York. The property they are buying is 111 Eighth Avenue – a former Port Authority building. It is a huge building with 500,000 square feet of office space for Google plus has some additional tenants. I wonder how many Starbucks it is home to.

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.

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