is the corporate headquarters
complex of Google, Inc.
, located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View
, Santa Clara County
, near San Jose
. "Googleplex" is a portmanteau
, and a reference to googolplex
, the name given to the large number
10<sup>10<sup>100</sup></sup>, or 10<sup>googol
The Googleplex is one of the company's 23 U.S. and Canadian locations. Google also maintains 23 European locations, 14 Asia/Pacific locations, 5 Middle East locations, and 3 Latin American locations.
Facilities and history
The four core buildings, totaling , were built for and originally occupied by Silicon Graphics
(SGI). The office space and corporate campus is located within a larger site that contains Charleston Park, a public park; improved access to Permanente Creek; and public trails that connect the corporate site to Shoreline Park and the Bay Trail. The project, launched in 1994 to reclaim a former industrial brownfield
, was a creative collaboration between SGI, SWA Group of San Francisco, Sausalito, and the Planning and Community Development Agency of the City of Mountain View. The objective was to develop in complementary fashion the privately-owned corporate headquarters and adjoining public greenspace. Key design decisions placed parking for nearly 2000 cars underground, enabling SWA to integrate... Read More