Facebook is working with Frank Gehry, the designer of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, to build a sprawling new campus that “blends into the community” and caters to 3.400 employees. When finished, it’ll connect to Facebook’s current headquarters via underground tunnel. Sweet!
Mark Zuckerberg provides some initial detail in this post last Friday, saying:
It will be the largest open floor plan in the world, but it will also have plenty of private, quiet spaces as well. The roof of the building will be a park that blends into the community with a long walking trail, a field and lots of places to sit. From the outside it will appear as if you’re looking at a hill in nature.
So, regardless of their failed IPO and tumbling stock price, Facebook is still expanding, making room for more engineers.
Just for fun, here’s a look at a few other tech giants’ new or newly announced headquarters: