After weeks of rumors, Facebook has just signed a 10-year lease to move its New York office into a new, nearly 100,000-square-foot space over two floors at 770 Broadway in Manhattan. The interior will be designed by famed architect Frank Gehry who is masterminding its Menlo Park Headquarters expansion. Facebook NY’s engineering, design, marketing, sales, and comms teams will move there in early 2014.
The upgrade comes from the 55,000-square-foot space at 335 Madison Ave. it opened in 2008 for sales and marketing. Crain’s New York originally leaked that Facebook was eying the 770 Broadway real estate but implied it would take over the whole building rather than just two floors. The space at the west edge of the East Village falls in the increasingly techie “Silicon Alley.” It will house all of Facebook’s New York operations and give it room to grow.
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