- Facebook has signed a lease at Hudson Yards for more than 1.5 million square feet of office space
- The company plans to move into the new offices next year.
Hudson Yards announced that the lease includes office space across 30 floors and three buildings in the far West Side neighborhood.
Currently, Facebook’s main office in Manhattan is near the Astor Place neighborhood and its headquarters is located in Menlo Park, California.
Opened in March, Hudson Yards includes several skyscrapers, a 150-foot-tall sculpture called “The Vessel”, a cultural center, and a mega mall with a mix of brands and restaurants.
John Tenanes, Facebook’s Vice President of Global Facilities and Real Estate, said in a statement, “When considering the next phase of our growth in the city, it was important that our newest office space was situated in the heart of a vibrant community that offered access to arts, culture, media and commerce,” He added, “Hudson Yards offered this and more, and we’re excited to expand our offices there starting in 2020.”Similarly, internet-giant Google may be working on a deal to move into space at St. John’s Terminal in New York City’s West Village neighborhood. Earlier this year, Amazon faced community opposition to its plans of building a second headquarters in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens. Thus, the company had to reverse its plans.