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Microsoft's Redesigned Headquarters Will Have Some Cool Stuff

Microsoft's redesigned headquarters in Redmond, Washington, will have 18 new buildings, green space, retail, and more. (YouTube)

By    |   Wednesday, 29 November 2017 04:00 PM

Microsoft's headquarters 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 massive redesign will begin next year and encompasses 18 new buildings, $150 million in transportation infrastructure improvements, and nearly 7 million square feet of renovations to existing workspace, Microsoft said.

A two-acre open air plaza will house running and walking trails, soccer and cricket fields, and retail space.

The renovation is expected to cost billions of dollars and will result in a total of 131 buildings and space for up to 55,000 employees. Microsoft currently employs 47,000 at its Redmond headquarters.

When complete, Microsoft expects the 500-acre campus to have a green carbon footprint with an energy monitoring service run by the Azure cloud computing service, which Microsoft owns.

Staff will work in “team neighborhoods” that are informal, creative, and make good use of natural light, Microsoft said.

The massive redesign is expected to create 2,500 construction and development jobs.

The move by Microsoft stands in contrast to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who created a frenzied bidding war with his plan to build a second North American headquarters in a yet undecided location. Cities from New York to Stonecrest, Georgia, promised tax breaks and other perks to the giant online retailer.

Washington state officials and others tweeted about Microsoft's redesign and its impact on the area.

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Microsoft's headquarters 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.
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