Google’s New York HQ Was Converted From a 1930s Train Station: Photos

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  • Google has unveiled its new headquarters in New York.
  • The office, which is next to the Hudson River, features 1.5 acres of plants.
  • The tech giant has doubled its New York headcount from 7,000 in 2018 to 14,000 in 2024.

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Google opened the doors to its new headquarters in New York in February.

The structure was built on top of a three-story 1930s rail terminal, which used to be the end point of the High Line, a public park, Google said in a blog.

The tech giant said it has doubled its headcount in New York from 7,000 in 2018 to more than 14,000 — but the new office can seat about 3,000 people.

Situated right next to the Hudson River, it has 1.5 acres of plants on the street level of the building, as well as on its railway gardens and terraces.

“We’ve worked to make sure Google’s New York offices enhance the communities where we operate instead of towering over them,” Sean Downey, Google’s president of Americas and global partners, said in a blog.

He added, “One of the ways we do this is by adapting historic buildings to be reused for our offices, like Pier 57 and Chelsea Market.”

The train station first opened in 1934 as the southern terminus for New York’s West Side rail line (the High Line).

Take a look at its new headquarters in New York called St. John’s Terminal.