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Photos: Google takes Manhattan

Following a year of speculation, Google has finally opened its new office in the Big Apple at 111 Eighth Ave., in the heart of the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan, New York.

Google will occupy about 300,000 square feet on three floors of the building. Built in 1932 for the New York Port Authority, the building is home to such companies as Global Crossing and It is the second-largest building in Manhattan in terms of square footage.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...