Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
  1. MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener
    11:06 Deals

    Unreal Prime Day deal gets you a MyQ smart garage opener and a $40 Amazon credit for $17

  2. Amazon Dash Smart Shelf
    15:16 Deals

    I’m obsessed with this Amazon gadget you’ve never heard of – and it&#821…

  3. Roomba Prime Day Deals
    21:34 Deals

    Robot vacuums start at $90 for Prime Day, or get a Roomba for $200

  4. Amazon Gift Card Prime Day Deals
    07:58 Deals

    Free money is definitely Amazon’s hottest deal of Prime Day 2021

  5. Prime Day Deals 2021
    04:05 Deals

    Amazon Prime Day deals 2021: See hundreds of the best deals right here




Microsoft is building a massive new HQ that looks nothing like Apple’s

November 29th, 2017 at 1:33 PM
Microsoft new HQ video, pictures

Microsoft has announced plans to radically overhaul its existing campus in Redmond, Washington, and replace it with a bigger and more modern HQ. With Apple’s new UFO campus just completed, and Amazon running a weird version of The Batchelorette where cities compete for a multi-billion-dollar headquarters, Microsoft was left feeling all left out.

Well, that’s all about to end. In a two-minute video, Microsoft lays out its plan to raze existing buildings, and completely overhaul the 500-acre space with 18 new buildings, jogging and walking trails, retail space, and even a cricket field.

The focus appears to be on friendly above-ground work and play space. All car parking will go underground, and in its place will spring up sports fields, a tree-lined boulevard, and a two-acre open plaza that can hold up to 12,000 people for events.

In total, the new campus will house the 47,000 employees who work at Microsoft’s existing Redmond campus, and add capacity for 8,000 more. The campus will be divided into “team neighborhoods,” which I imagine turns every single day into a corporate retreat team-building exercise. 12 buildings will be torn down and replaced with 18 new ones, bringing the campus to a total of 131 buildings. The effect, at least from the concept video, makes it look far more like a university campus than Apple’s new “Infinite Loop” campus, where all the focus is on one huge building.

Work is expected to take between five and seven years to complete, coinciding with the planned 2023 arrival of a light rail station for the campus.




Popular News