Company: Silicon Graphics
Campus: Mountain View, Calif.
What happened: SGI in 1997 moved into what many thought was the Taj Mahal of Silicon Valley--500,000 square feet of high-tech offices. But management turmoil and increasing competition from PCs badly wounded the computer maker. After several years of layoffs, SGI moved out of the sprawling facility, which is now leased by Google.
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