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Historical Howard Hughes Air Hangar Said To Be Possible New Google Office

August 26, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

Google has plenty of offices in plenty of spaces and in a number of different regions. One of the newest rumored to be a potential new office space for the web search behemoth is an air hangar of the former Howard Hughes Airport, built by Howard Hughes. Google has an eye for what might seem like otherwise oddball locations for corporate offices, but this is nowhere near as unique as the San Francisco barge that they were trying to buy up for a potential spot. The hangar was owned by Hughes in the 1940’s and was the location where he built the famous Spruce Goose airplane that was made entirely out of birch wood, and is now housed in the Evergreen Aviation Museum in Oregon.

The hangar is actually part of a larger building where plenty of other tech firms inhabit space, YouTube is even already on the campus. With Google already having some presence in the immediate area location it makes sense that they want to build a new corporate office in this hangar. They wouldn’t be the first to use it for purposes other than storing and building planes though, as reports state it was used to film big box office movies like Transformers and other films. If Google ends up occupying the space they’ll be leasing it from its current owner, which is a Real Estate development group called Ratkovich Co.

Even though Google won’t be buying up the Hangar and the land that it sits on top of, it’s safe to assume that this will end up a likely new office for Google especially since the rest of the former Hughes headquarters is already being used for similar purposes. The space is nearly 300,000 square feet, and contains two bays that are each 750 feet in length, which should provide ample space for just about anything Google has in mind when it comes to outfitting and decorating the establishment. The building property sits in LA’s Playa Vista neighborhood, a location that for a while has had its fair share of troubles attracting interested tenants, but that seems to have changed and then some with companies like Google looking for somewhere to set up shop.