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Google shows off 'extraordinary' building plans

Original post made on Oct 23, 2008

As if conquering the Internet weren't enough, Google has a new wonder in the works: a space-age structure that could be the greenest office building of all time.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 23, 2008, 11:58 AM

Comments

Posted by Jon Wiener, a resident of another community
on Oct 23, 2008 at 1:27 pm

Wow.


Posted by its coming, a resident of North Whisman
on Oct 23, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Just one more step closer to Mountain View being renamed "GOOGLEVIEW"!!


Posted by M.H., a resident of Monta Loma
on Oct 23, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Reminds me of 'Lost in Space'. Little 'air-cars' will fly through the chute someday. I would like to see the inside because the outside is amazing.


Posted by eric, a resident of another community
on Oct 23, 2008 at 9:20 pm

Over 1000 new cars a day into Shoreline-- how the heck is that going to work? The council has ZERO concern over traffic, and is absolutely in Googles pocket!


Posted by Some Guy, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 24, 2008 at 10:41 am

GoogleView is right. Is there anything that Google can do that isn't just the greatest thing ever?


Posted by Peter, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 24, 2008 at 12:57 pm

I would rather have Google in the City than not. Name recognition is synonymous with the Google brand and Mountain View is mentioned most times Google is. I certainly am glad that they are in Mountain View and glad that they are making such an effort to plant roots in Mountain View. Economically it is great for the City. If traffic is peoples' only concern, then so be it. Google heavyhearted in Palo Alto does not sound as good as Google heavyhearted in Mountain View.


Posted by Peter, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 24, 2008 at 12:59 pm

The latter line should read-- Google headquartered in Palo Alto does not sound as good as Google headquartered in Mountain View.G. ;)


Posted by Bernie Kosar, a resident of another community
on Oct 25, 2008 at 6:12 pm

I think Google should move their HQ to Cleveland...we would welcome you with open arms! we don't whine as much as bay area folks.


Posted by mary, a resident of Shoreline West
on Oct 26, 2008 at 11:24 am

Bernie,

Who cares what you think. Sounds like you are whining.

Mary


Posted by Jesse, a resident of another community
on Oct 31, 2008 at 3:07 pm

How could the world's greenest building be in the suburbs?

As long as Google is totally inaccessible by public transit there's no way they could conceivably build the world's greenest building.


Posted by Sam, a resident of another community
on Nov 2, 2008 at 4:42 am

The green building will be there to be close to their private airport at Moffett Field, where they keep all their green airplanes.


Posted by Mr. Snoid, a resident of Whisman Station
on Dec 22, 2008 at 8:59 pm

BITCHIN


Posted by Mr. MV, a resident of Whisman Station
on Dec 22, 2008 at 9:02 pm

Google is MV's bread and butter, sugar daddy.


Posted by eric, a resident of another community
on Dec 23, 2008 at 12:57 pm

No, Mr MV, its not. Revenue generated in shoreline stays in shoreline. We get extra traffic on the west side of the freeway, and the payoff is newer paddleboats at the lake.


Posted by billy bob Jr., a resident of Jackson Park
on Feb 2, 2009 at 12:58 pm

i think you guys are very intelligent for creating a wonderful web cast like Google. =]

keep up the good work!!

im doing a History Day project on you guys!

WHOOTT!!


Posted by Bryce Clonch, a resident of Jackson Park
on Feb 2, 2009 at 1:02 pm

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Posted by Frank, a resident of another community
on Apr 2, 2009 at 10:24 am

The claims that this building will have no carbon footprint are surely over stated. Every act of construction requires resources. A buildng of this size consumes a great deal of energy and material just in its construction. Additionally the character of this architecture has an arrogant and site dominating quality that is more about ego and monument than sensitive sustainability.

Be wary of the green smoke screen.