Google settled in at 111 Eighth Avenue this morning. It’s a giant space–more than 300,000 square feet, in fact.
According to Crain’s, the new location will have the company’s largest advertising sales office and its second biggest engineering center (only behind its main headquarters).
Google execs wouldn’t say today whether their entry to their sleek Manhattan office would mean additional WiFi to the city beyond Bryant Park, where they already provide free service.
“You’ll have to wait and see,” New York Engineering Director Craig Nevill-Manning told Crain’s.
Google already gives free WiFi to the town of Mountain View, Calif., (its hometown south of San Francisco) and is making plans to expand it to San Francisco, according to Crain’s.
Don’t get your hopes up.
– John Koblin