SEATTLE/SAN FRANCISCO — While much of corporate America is retrenching on the real estate front, the four most influential technology companies in America are each planning headquarters that could win a Pritzker Architecture Prize for hubris.
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Steve Jobs unveiled his vision for a new 3.1 million square foot Apple Campus, with a central facility shaped like a giant spaceship, that could house as many as 12,000 employees in Cupertino, the California city that has always been home to the world’s largest technology company.
Amazon.com last week revealed plans for three verdant bubbles in downtown Seattle, joining Apple’s circular “spaceship,” Facebook’s Frank Gehry-designed open-office complex and a new Googleplex on the list of planned trophy offices.
“It signals a desire, a statement, to say that we’re special, we’re different. We have changed the world and we are…
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