Many buildings in Manhattan walk the fine line between maintaining their lush histories and upgrading their interiors and amenities to keep up with today’s needs, and Facebook’s new office at 770 Broadway is no exception, as many of the social network’s New York-based employees found out Monday, which was moving day into the Frank Gehry-designed space.
It may not have been designed by Frank Gehry, but the new home of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and her family shares many characteristics with the social network’s upcoming West Campus expansion of its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
“Congratulations. Where’s the like button?” With those words, Menlo Park Mayor Peter Ohtaki highlighted the City Council’s 4-0 vote to approve Facebook’s West Campus expansion, located across the Bayfront Expressway from the social network’s current headquarters.
Part of Facebook’s proposal to expand its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., involved an agreement by the company to either build 15 low-cost homes or contribute $4.5 million toward affordable housing. But the social network is having trouble finding land in order to comply with that part of the deal.
The Menlo Park Planning Commission unanimously approved Facebook’s proposed West Campus expansion, located across the Bayfront Expressway from the social network’s current headquarters, and now the next step is a return trip to the Menlo Park City Council in March.
The next step for Facebook’s proposed West Campus across the Bayfront Expressway from the social network’s current headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., will take place at 7 p.m. PT Monday, when the Menlo Park Planning Commission meets to discuss the Frank Gehry-designed expansion.
Facebook’s proposed West Campus was unanimously approved in a vote by the Menlo Park City Council Tuesday night, meaning that the social network is one step closer to moving forward with the Frank Gehry-designed expansion to its current headquarters.