Google Occupies Gehry’s Binoculars Building
November 8, 2011
[Photo via Santa Monica Property Blog]
As of last Thursday, Google has officially touched down in Los Angeles, and the search engine/internet/everything giant has brought along its penchant for unconventional office environments. While we have no word on how many lava lamps, climbing walls, slides and plastic hand chairs will be present on the new 100,000 sq ft campus, we do know that the L.A. operation will occupy three adjacent buildings, including Frank Gehry’s Binoculars Building, famed for its iconic parking garage entrance designed by artist Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. According to David Sarno of the L.A. Times, the binocular sculpture is fitting iconography for the company’s focus on Web search. This could be Google’s first “duck” after a series of extremely decorated sheds.