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Google shows off 'extraordinary' building plans

Ultra-green project on hold for now, but company already leasing Charleston East lot

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.

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Posted by Al Green
a resident of Green Acres
on Oct 27, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Where are the solar powered green helicopters going to land?


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Posted by Be Green
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Oct 27, 2008 at 9:34 pm

Next to the solar powered flashlights.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 27, 2008 at 9:50 pm


I bet the architects are laughing all the way to the bank on this one - while the rest of the country is in recession.


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Posted by Erik
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Oct 28, 2008 at 10:15 am

Al Green says: "Where are the solar powered green helicopters going to land?" At Moffett Field. "A pedestrian bridge shoots off the building and across Shoreline Boulevard, providing easy access to NASA Ames and a huge new campus planned for 64 acres Google owns around Shorebird Way." Does that answer your question?


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Posted by David Schrom
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Oct 28, 2008 at 11:18 am

"This is a living building that has no carbon footprint," Bold claim.

"...in the long run -- 10-20 years..." Ouch!


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Posted by Felipe
a resident of Mountain View
on Oct 28, 2008 at 1:52 pm

Hey Google, you can't just talk the talk. I went on a tour of the Googleplex in Mountain View last week and, despite all of the day light coming into the building, every single light was on in the building! Every single one!


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Posted by Trukadero
a resident of Community Center
on Oct 28, 2008 at 2:39 pm

A fancy new bldg. is a sure sign that a company is headed for trouble. Ironically, SGI's fancy new bldg (now inhabited by Google) is an example of this.

I do hope to see this one go through though.


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Posted by Mr. Rogers
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 28, 2008 at 4:47 pm

Hi Felipe, I'm surprised you cared to notice every light was on in the Googleplex. Did you also notice that Google has invested over $10 million in solar panels that cover almost every inch of the googleplex roof?


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Posted by Felipe
a resident of Mountain View
on Nov 2, 2008 at 1:18 pm

The fact that they have invested in Solar power does NOT justify their waste. Especially when it's such a simple one to solve.


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Posted by Kristine
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 11, 2010 at 7:52 pm

That plan seems to include a transit stop. I'd love to get to Shoreline Park without a car. And whatever those orange blocks turnout to look like will be worth a looksee.


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