Microsoft's Washington HQ Is Getting a Multi-Billion Dollar Makeover
Nov 30, 2017, 13:06
Microsoft'sheadquarters in Redmond, Washington, will be redesigned and renovated over the next seven years to add space for up to 8,000 new employees, the company announced Wednesday. The software giant will start a multi-year project next fall to create 18 new buildings, alongside new public spaces, transportation investments, and sports fields.
Microsoft Corp. now employs about 47,000 people in 125 buildings in Washington's Puget Sound region.
The company today revealed plans to launch a multibillion-dollar overhaul of its headquarters in the Seattle suburb of Redmond. With the added square footage, the campus' space will be the equivalent of 180 football fields.
Buildings on the campus will be closer together than before and its focus is more on pedestrianising Microsoft's headquarters, rather than turning it into a sprawl navigable only by vehicle. A redesign and expansion a decade ago began to change that, with an emphasis on open floor plans and flexible, collaborative spaces, but the auto was still king-as evidenced by a 5,000-spot underground parking garage that underpinned the company's last big expansion, begun a decade ago. Moving around campus will also become quite a bit easier, with the addition of an underground parking facility, as well as a foot- and cyclist-only bridge across WA-520 to connect both sides of campus.
The massive redesign is expected to create 2,500 construction and development jobs. Our plans include a 2-acre open plaza that will fit up to 12,000 people, running and walking trails, facilities for soccer and cricket, and retail space. Having been the bane of many Microsoft employee for their confusing corridors, it's unlikely they'll be missed.
Our new buildings will focus on inclusive design and accessible technology to empower all of our employees.
The growth plan marks a continued shift away from the car-dependent campus of the last 30 years, made possible by the 2023 arrival of a light rail line that will make travelling to and from the campus without a auto easier than ever.
It will be the company's biggest physical expansion in more than a decade.
The renovation will see the iconic X-shaped buildings of Bill Gates' Microsoft era go.
Meanwhile, PASS also seems heading for a vertical split with a group charging Banmbhaniya of hobnobbing with the BJP and the NCP. The PAAS leader accused the BJP of "horse trading" in north Gujarat, saying: "BJP is using tactics as it fears defeat".
I'm going to vote for Roy Moore to make a statement.' So, I don't interpret the 29 percent as condoning what Roy Moore did. The woman, Beverly Young Nelson, said at a press conference that Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 15 and 16.
On Nov. 16, OCHA said the blocking of fuel imports would lead to the running out of petrol in local markets in 10 days. The coalition had said it would lift its blockade of the port from Thursday but it remains in place.
Lindale News and Times stated that Black allegedly crashed into a deputy's auto when he was being chased by Smith County deputies. Authorities identified Black as the lone suspect in the death of a Texas DPS trooper who was shot and killed around 3:45 p.m.
The players were not allowed to play in the game after they were arrested or return to the United States with the team. Ball's father, LaVar, said in a statement on social media that the process could take months.
A person familiar with the situation says Florida has hired Mississippi State's Dan Mullen as its next football coach. When the Bulldogs receive a bowl invitation next week, it will be their eighth under Mullen.
Moore went 17 of 28 for 282 yards, including a 61-yard scoring pass to Kenny Stills to tie the score at 20 with 3:00 left. Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler is being evaluated for a concussion, according to the team .
The changes were announced at the American Heart Association's 2017 Scientific Sessions conference in Anaheim, California. The AHA says the new guidelines are created to help people address the potentially deadly condition much earlier.
The coalition closed all Yemen air, land and seaports last week in response to a rebel ballistic missile attack on Riyadh. Women wait to fill up cooking gas cylinders outside a gas station amid supply shortage in Sanaa, Yemen November 7, 2017.
Kylie Jenner Reveals She Cut Her Hair Again
Kris continued to say that having and watching her grandkids is her " most wonderful journey" and the true meaning of her life. According to several reports that have surfaced online, Miss Jenner is about seven months pregnant with her first child.
United States concerned over release of Hafiz Saeed
India and the USA said there was sufficient evidence, though this was something prosecutors in Pakistan denied. Saeed has repeatedly denied involvement but had previously been detained twice briefly following the attacks.
Saad Hariri Arrives in Cairo to Address Crisis in Lebanon
Sisi and Aoun "underscored the importance of preserving Lebanon's stability as well as upholding Lebanon's national interest". Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has criticised the Arab League for supporting Saudi Arabia and its role in the war in Yemen.
Dog ownership linked to living longer, study finds
Researchers even considered other factors such as smoking and body weight to make sure the results were as accurate as possible. There is a slightly lower benefit to owning a canine for those who don't live alone - the risk was cut by only 15 per cent.
Danica Patrick Will Retire From Racing In 2018
And she dazzled in multiple appearances in the Indy 500, qualifying and finishing fourth in her rookie start in 2005. The AP reported her likely Indianapolis 500 team will be Chip Ganassi Racing and the race will be her last one.
Every Way Taylor Swift Claps Back at Kanye West on 'Reputation'
Reputation , Swift's first studio album in three years, marks another transformation in image for the country-turned-pop star. Both have talked about this incident repeatedly, but it all seemed hunky-dory when they were spotted talking at the Grammys .