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Packard Foundation opens new, eco-friendly headquarters

Original post made on Jul 3, 2012

New, eco-friendly headquarters for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation reflect environmental values of the Packard family going back decades, their daughter said. Susan Packard Orr opened the 49,000-square-foot building in downtown Los Altos Friday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 12:02 PM

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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 3, 2012 at 1:13 pm

$477/ft not including land cost. Ouch.

Office space cost for various cities: Web Link

"aesthetic touches...boosted the price to $37.2 million" That's an extra $14 million for "aesthetic touches". Double ouch. That pushed the cost to $755/ft.

$37.2 million for 110 staffers is $338,181 per person.

So that's what life is like for the these Wall Street one percenter types.


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Posted by Milly
a resident of The Crossings
on Jul 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm

It's a beautiful building, and I applaud the fact that they've created landscapes around the building rather than viewing green space as a waste of development opportunity. I just hope enough rainfall continues to fill those underground tanks.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of another community
on Jul 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm

It's amazing what you can build when you have an unlimited budget.


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