Google announces massive expansion in New York, promises thousands of jobs

PHOTO: People walk by Google offices in New York, Dec. 4, 2017.PlayMark Lennihan/AP, FILE
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Google announced on Monday a major real-estate expansion in New York City that will make the company one of the city’s largest commercial tenants and add thousands of jobs in coming years.

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Google said it would lease a large office building at 550 Washington St. in the West Village neighborhood and make it the centerpiece of its new 1.7-million-square-foot Hudson Square Campus.

Google plans to invest $1 billion in capital improvements to the campus, which will also include two nearby buildings at 315 and 345 Hudson Street.