7 stunning views from Google’s offices around the world
These are the panoramas that make office life look like vacation life.
You might think of Google only as the place to go when you're searching for how to peel boiled eggs or the zodiac sign of your favorite celebrity. But there's something else this multibillion-dollar internet powerhouse is good for: an office from which to admire the most stunning views in existence.
Let's back up for a minute. It's important to know that though Google's headquarters are in Mountain View, Calif., it actually boasts more than 70 offices in more than 40 countries. And though the landscapes and skylines vary widely, the view from each of this offices is memorable in its own way. Here are some of our favorite overlooks from Google offices around the world – the kinds of views that might actually make you want to show up for work on time, every time.
Jason Morrison, who works on Google's Search Quality Team, took this picture after visiting the Google offices in Tokyo, a city that's known for testing the limits of close quarters with its almost impossibly condensed skyline. But things look plenty airy from here.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Corinne Rosh lives in Israel, but she doesn't get to see this side of her country every day. That's why when she visited one of two Google Israel offices recently (this one's in Tel Aviv; the other is in Haifa), she did what any tech-savvy Millennial would do – she took a pic and put it on Instagram.
New York, N.Y.
If you had a view like this, would you ever get any work done? Clearly, Mike Brzozowski found plenty of awe-inspiring scenes beyond his laptop screen when he visited Google's massive New York HQ last spring. He posted this one on Google+ with one simple comment: "Now this is a workspace."
This striking angle not only shows the vastness of Turkey's historic capital, but it also offers a glimpse at how its employees get around town. A word of caution: Once you hop aboard a scooter, it's 100% impossible to act like an adult.
Google's Dublin complex has the distinction of being Google's European headquarters. Knowing this, its architects made sure to go big; the result is a sprawling four-building, 500,000-square-foot campus with an interior layout that would make even the savviest designers drool. And from inside looking out at that brilliant blue sky, the view ain't too shabby, either.
Sydney's skyline is like a riverside wonderland; majestic skyscrapers, a glistening harbor, voluptuous greenery and breathtaking architecture, all in one window's eye view. And if you're lucky enough to work in Google's Australia hub in this South Pacific metropolis, you'd get to immerse yourself in this awe-inspiring scenery every day.
San Francisco, Calif.
Not far from Google's world HQ in Silicon Valley (best known as the Googleplex), the company's waterfront San Francisco office offers momentous views of the Bay Bridge. On a slightly unrelated note, it's also where the company chose to launch its uber-popular Wallet app.
MORE FROM THE GRAPEVINE:
Related Topics: Architecture