Google’s $1 billion London HQ is absolutely ostentatious

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Google's new London HQ will be a behemoth.
Google's new London HQ will be a behemoth.
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Google has no plans to move out of London following Brexit. In fact, the search giant is building a brand new headquarters in Kings Cross that’s going to cost well over $1 billion.

It’s no Spaceship campus, but under renders suggest it will be incredibly ostentatious, with its own swimming pool, basketball court, running track, and more.

You Must Check Out This Incredibly Detailed Minecraft Recreation Of Apple HQ

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1 Infinite Loop in Minecraft. Wow.
1 Infinite Loop in Minecraft. Wow.

This is fantastic. The block-based building game Minecraft has been used to recreate pretty much everything under the sun, from the U.S.S. Enterprise to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water, but for the Apple fan, this is the best one yet: a complete recreation of Apple’s Infinite Loop campus put together by Reddit user Sam Schwab for his Discrete Mathematics class.

Apple May Have Based Its New Spaceship HQ On This Amazing Retro-Futuristic Shopping Center! [Gallery]

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Did Apple borrow the design for its new spaceship-like Cupertino HQ from this retro-futuristic design made for the NYC Columbia Circle Shopping Center back in the 1940s?
Did Apple borrow the design for its new spaceship-like Cupertino HQ from this retro-futuristic design made for the NYC Columbia Circle Shopping Center back in the 1940s?

Apple’s never been afraid to borrow great ideas and make them their own. It should be no surprise, then, that Apple’s latest great idea — a giantspaceship-like HQ — was borrowed from someone else’s design. What may surprise you is the original design was made way back in the 1940s!

Cupertino Says Yes To Apple Spaceship HQ: ‘The Mothership Has Landed’

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Let’s say Steve Jobs came to your little town and said he wanted to build an awesome frickin’ spaceship HQ there that would not only prettify the town and serve as a tourism draw, but also could provide an intergalactic life boat for the local populace in case worlds collide… what would you say?

“Hell [expletive] yes!” would be most people’s answer, and that’s just what Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong said in a press conference yesterday: there’s just no way we’re going to pass this opportunity up.