The giant search engine doesn't seem to do anything in a small way. In the biggest real estate deal for a single structure this year, the company is buying the third largest building in Manhattan at 111 Eighth Avenue.
Google is preparing to buy the gargantuan 111 Eighth Ave., which occupies an entire city block in Chelsea. Already home to Google's New York headquarters, the building is one of the most important tech facilities on the East Coast.
At 3 million square feet, 111 Eighth Ave. is one of New York's largest buildings. But it's unusual for far more than than its size: It's also a historic landmark, home to Google's NYC headquarters, and the site of one of the most vital telecom hubs in the nation. And it's on the market.