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Google Buys Third Largest Building In New York

Google has completed the acquisition one of Manhattan's largest buildings to expand its New York operations.

The building the 18 storey office on New York’s 8th Avenue, which covers 3 million square feet, is the third largest building in Manhattan in terms of square feet, Fortune informs.

Under the real-estate deal, which is the largest sale involving a single asset in the United States in 2010, Google has hired Taconic Management Company to take care of the tenants currently residing the building, including Deutch, Barnes and Noble (BKS), Nike (NKE), WebMD, Sprint (S) and Armani.

Commenting on the completion of the acquisition, David Radcliffe, vice president for real estate and workplace services at Google, wrote on a blog that: “Like the city, our New York office is a melting pot of cultures and ideas—it’s home to Googlers from more than 35 countries who speak more than 40 languages. They live in the five boroughs and spread across the tri-state area. We’re excited to continue to build our presence there.”