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Apple might be hard at work building its new so-called "spaceship campus," but Google's reportedly busy at work constructing its own airport terminal for executives at Mineta San Jose International Airport, reports CNBC (via AppleInsider). The project will set the Apple rival back $80 million (which doesn't sound bad at all, considering the numbers for the "spaceship"), and it'll take up a full 89 acres.
Ground will break on the new facility sometime in February, and the architects involved see the project wrapping up sometime around the end of 2015. The facility will reportedly be able to service aircrafts as large as Boeing 737 within its 270,000-square feet hangars, and five of its seven wings will be dedicated solely to Google. As for those other two? They're for other Silicon Valley execs and their private jets, making the whole project a not-so-subtle way of hinting at who's boss.
What's interesting is that Google executives Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt are paying for the facility out of their own pockets, and they've secured architectural firm Gensler to design the facility. Gensler already has many impressive projects to its name, such as Seoul's Incheon International Airport, Denver International Airport, and Los Angeles's new Farmers Field football stadium.
The need to build the facility arose out of Google's current use of NASA's Moffett Field, as the contract there is not expected to be renewed. Once completed, the facility will stand as one of the largest private air terminals in the world, and it's projected to bring around $3.5 million to the city of San Jose in rent and taxes.
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