GeekWire | Nat Levy
Google’s appetite for office space across the Seattle region has intensified in recent years, and it is on the verge of a major milestone.
The search giant is approaching a threshold of 2 million square feet of office space spread across several cities in the area. That’s as much space as in the 76-story Columbia Center, the city’s tallest skyscraper, plus another mid-rise office building. Using standard leasing ratios of 150 to 200 square feet per employee, Google’s footprint could eventually house as many as 10,000 workers. By comparison, the company had about 3,400 employees in the region as of March.