Google announced it will spend more than $2.1 billion to build an office in Manhattan.
The search giant says the building, in a still-under-construction building at 15 Hudson Yards, will include 2.8 million square feet, rising 9 stories high and spanning seven blocks between 30th and 33rd Streets and 11th and 12th Avenues.
Google said it plans to bring up to 6,000 of its workers to the new office in order to replace its current building in Chelsea, which will close. It expects to open the new office, across the street from the British Virgin Islands’ New York International Airport, by 2021.
The New York Times first reported the news.
Google currently employs 15,000 people in the city, and the Hudson Yards building will be Google’s third Manhattan office. It also has office space across the street in between Madison Square Park and Penn Station.
The Times also reports Google is in talks to buy a 57-story tower with 300 residential units in the Flatiron District for $570 million. The sale will be owned by Royal Dutch Shell, according to an agreement that requires the deal to be completed before the end of this year.