Google logo on building.

Google is building a horizontal skyscraper in London

1,082 ft

Now under construction, Google’s London campus will stretch over 1,082 feet—longer than the height of London’s tallest building, the 1,016 feet Shard.

Published   |  Photo by Reuters/Mike Blake
Google logo on building.
1,082 ft

Google’s London campus will have a rooftop garden, a swimming pool, and an indoor basketball court. It will cost £1 billion (US $1.3 billion) and have space for 7,000 employees.

Google logo on building.
1,082 ft

But significantly, it will not be a skyscraper, but a “landscraper.”

Plans for Google's London headquarters

Courtesy of Google

Google logo on building.
1,082 ft

Landscrapers could become more common—if not in crowded megacities like New York, then in areas that have large tracts of land available for construction.

Google logo on building.
1,082 ft

These long buildings could need elevators that move horizontally, a technology that has already been developed by ThyssenKrupp.

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