100 Days, 100 Grand goes to Google

This week I’ve been in New York, in my other capacity as a freelance copywriter. Working for a special client: Google!

Google reception

I’m under NDA, so can’t talk much, except to say: the office is everything you thought it was. Fun design, playgrounds and ping-pong tables, free food everywhere. But most interesting is the building. It’s the old Port Authority Building  – at the time, New York’s most expensive real estate transaction ever – and it takes up a whole city block, as you’d expect.

But more interesting than that is what the building does. As a past housing for infrastructure, it’s where a large number of transatlantic telephone cabling and optic fibre enters the USA – the building was once home to a telephone exchange. Which means, of course, Google sits atop the fastest, broadest bundle of bandwidth anywhere in the world.

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