Google to open 584K-square-foot campus in LA: 5 things to know

Google plans to open a 584,000 square-foot office campus in Los Angeles, according to CNBC.

Five things to know:

1. Google leased the space from what is now Westside Pavilion, a shopping mall in Los Angeles. Westside Pavilion's property owners Hudson Pacific Properties and Macerich will still own and operate a portion of the mall, which will be connected to the Google office by a bridge.

2. Google will begin construction on the space in 2019, with plans to complete redevelopment by 2022. The office will include 45,000 square feet of "expansive exterior terraces and patios" and folding glass walls that convert the space from indoors to outdoors, according to a news release cited by CNBC.

3. The Mountain View, Calif.-based search engine giant declined to provide information on the number of employees expected to work at the Los Angeles space to CNBC. However, the company's roughly 14-year lease on the space will begin after construction is completed.

4. This marks the latest office expansion for Google. Last month, it unveiled a $1 billion investment into a new campus in New York City.

5. Amazon and Apple have also been expanding their presence outside of their headquarters. Amazon selected New York City and Arlington, Va., to house what it called the company's second headquarters in late 2018, and Apple recently unveiled plans for a new campus in Austin, Texas.

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