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Google plans 584,000 square-foot campus in Los Angeles

Stephen Lam | Reuters Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018.

Google is expanding in L.A., the company announced Tuesday. The company has leased the current site of a shopping mall in West Los Angeles that it will turn into a 584,000 square-foot office campus, according to a press release.

The move is the latest office expansion for Google, which just last month announced a $1 billion investment in a new office in New York City. Amazon and Apple have also been expanding their presence outside of the tech hubs of Silicon Valley and Seattle, with Amazon selecting New York City and Northern Viriginia as the dual sites of its new "headquarters" and Apple announcing a new campus in Austin.

The space at Westside Pavilion will be redeveloped beginning later this year, Google said in a press release. Google's roughly 14-year lease would begin after construction is completed on the "One Westside" construction, scheduled to end in 2022.

Architecture firm Gensler will design the space, Google said in the press release, which will include 45,000 square feet of "expansive exterior terraces and patios" featuring folding glass walls that convert the space from indoors to outdoors. It will also have a rooftop garden deck, Google said. The project is targeting a LEED Silver certification, according to the announcement.

Google will take over the entire office part of the project, the Wall Street Journal reported, while property owners Hudson Pacific Properties and Macerich will still own and operate a portion of the mall connected to the office area by a bridge.

Google declined to provide further information on its investment or the number of employees expected to work at the new campus.

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