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Google expands Austin footprint with new downtown mega-office

Google expands Austin footprint with new downtown mega-office

Google's footprint in Austin is about to get a whole lot bigger. According to a statement provided to CultureMap, the Internet company has signed a lease on a huge amount of space in downtown Austin.

"Since 2007, hundreds of Googlers have lived and worked in Austin, enjoying all the city has to offer from our trails to our festivals, to countless breakfast tacos," said Google's Gerardo Interiano in the statement. "As a result of our recent growth, we are excited to share that Google Austin has signed a lease for over 200,000 square feet at the new Green Water Treatment Plant redevelopment at 500 W. Second St."

Google Fiber, which is currently rolling out its high-speed Internet service across the city, has an office at 201 Colorado St. in the former Austin Children's Museum. Google has not released any details regarding an opening date for the Second Street office or which departments will be based in the new location. 

Google's news is the second announcement this week from a major brand taking over office space downtown. On Tuesday, Under Armour announced it will open a digital headquarters at the Seaholm development. 

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Google is opening a new downtown Austin office.  Photo courtesy of Google