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Google Opens Its New Chicago HQ In The West Loop

By Kate Shepherd in News on Dec 3, 2015 10:55PM

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Google has officially joined the trendiest spots in the city and moved its Chicago headquarters out to the West Loop (Editor's note: Or the Near West Side, or West Town, depending on your Chicago neighborhood boundary map).

The innovative space, which has been in the works for years, is filled with windows, colors and Google logos. Each floor has its own theme and employees got to choose the final graphics. The new 300,000 square-foot office at 1000 W. Fulton Market (aka 1KFulton), was built from a gutted former cold storage plant in the historic Kinzie industrial cooridor.

"(Google's) idea was that the (office) in Chicago should be different. It would contain things from Chicago," Principal developer Nicholas Luziett told Crain's.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Bruce Rauner stopped by for its official opening and a ribbon-cutting ceremony, according to Crain's.