Facebook Opens Massive New York Office To Recruit East Coast Talent
The social network site has moved into NYC's "Silicon Alley" for the long haul.
The social network site recently moved into its new Manhattan office located at 770 Broadway, a huge step up from its original midtown location. Under the creative guidance of legendary architect Frank Gehry, this building space will spaciously hold the current Facebook New York team, which has more than 300 people working on Pages, Location, Newsfeed and other system infrastructures.
The hope for this massive expansion, according to Facebook, is to hire more engineers and expand operations throughout the next year.
“New York has always attracted some of the best creative minds in arts and culture, fashion, finance, academics, and Tech,” said Carolyn Everson, VP of Global Marketing Solutions. “So, it’s only fitting that we continue to invest in our presence here. There’s no better place for a company with the tireless mission of connecting the world than the city that never sleeps.”
Excited to be a part of NYC’s “Silicon Alley,” the company will soon be bumping elbows with some of the city’s most prominent companies. The new office takes up two floors – approximately 100,000 square feet – of the former AOL building, where TechCrunch NY, Billboard, Adweek, and Backstage are also headquartered.
Of course Facebook is not just in it for business, as they have every intention to become a breeding ground for talent and ingenuity, as well as a source of entertainment and fun for the downtown tech scene.
Click through the pictures below to see what the new office renovations look like.