(NEW YORK, NY) — Google is looking to increase its presence in New York City. According to the Wall Street Journal, the tech giant has its eyes on St. John’s Terminal in the West Village.
The building, currently being redeveloped, will stand more than 12 stories tall and is expected to open in 2020. If finalized, this deal will bring more than 12,000 new jobs to the city.
The news comes in the midst of Amazon’s keen interest in Long Island City. Together the two forecast a wave of tech company expansions in New York City. Amazon’s expansion would bring 25,000 new jobs to the city and Google’s expansion would increase its employee roster to an estimated 20,000. We’ll let you do the math on that one. Watch out Silicon Valley, there’s a new kid on the block!
Google opened its first NYC location back in 2000. Since, it has grown to nearly 7,000 employees. Just this year, the company purchased Chelsea market and additional office space at Pier 57.
Though Google has declined to comment on the expansion at St. John’s Terminal, New York is watching carefully.