Aerial photos of two Google construction projects near its headquarters in Mountain View, California, have been released, showing significant progress to the canopies that cover the structures. The photos were taken by 111th Photography during a flyover on July 6.
The shots show progress on two developments: Google’s Charleston East Campus, and the Bay View campus. According to Biz Journals, the projects use a multitiered canopy system that resembles a series of tents. The roof is able to capture water for reuse, and hold solar panels that will create about four megawatts of power.
Combined, the buildings will bring more than 1 million square feet of office and R&D space to Silicon Valley.
Google’s construction plans include a combination of office, retail, public, and residential space. According to an article in Business Insider, Google wants Charleston East to be a “destination for the local community.” The first floor of the building would be open to the public during the day, offering a pedestrian walkway through the building.
View the aerial photo gallery here.
Source: Biz Journals & Business Insider