Microsoft unveils big Mountain View campus plans

Microsoft unveiled plans Tuesday for a major reconstruction and upgrade of its main Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, which will modernize the site and add water-saving, green features.  The unveiling comes as Bay Area tech companies are considering new construction, upgrading existing campuses — or in Apple’s case, settling into newly built facilities — to create modern, attractive workplaces for employees.

“This project represents a significant investment in our more than 2,000 employees in the San Francisco Bay Area and our commitment to creating the best employee experience in the industry,” Kevin Scott, Microsoft’s chief technology officer, wrote in a blog post Tuesday.

Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft estimated it will take two years to build the revamped, 643,000-square-foot Mountain View complex, which should be ready to occupy in December 2019.

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