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Uber Releases Design Concepts For Its Massive New 420,000 SquareFeet Headquarters

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The U.S.-based, $41 Billion+ valued cab-hailing service Uber, has released design concepts, of what looks like an enormous 420,000 SquareFeet HQ campus situated at Mission Bay, San Francisco.

Uber announced a joint venture with Alexandria Real Estate Equities to develop its new headquarters last September and released a request for qualification (RFQ) for the project on Wednesday.

Uber released the first official renderings of its planned Mission Bay headquarters, and the images are quite fascinating. The two-building complex, designed by New York’s go-to megaproject architects SHoP , should be ready by the end of 2017 or early 2018. It should be big enough to accommodate Uber’s team of 3,000 workers or even more as Uber aggressively expands its presence.

Housed at San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, the new buildings would occupy around 420,000 square feet and will consist of a six-story building at 1515 Third Street and an 11-story mid-rise at 1455 Third, near Pierpont Lane. Three glass and steel bridges will cross over the pedestrian lane at the heart of the project.

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Uber said –

Uber was born in San Francisco, and this city has very special meaning for our company. We are excited to expand our presence here and invest in the Mission Bay neighborhood. As part of the standard RFQ process, we have released renderings and a model of the buildings. Details can be found here.

Uber headquarters currently occupies four non-consecutive floors in one main building in the Mid-Market area.

The new building will be Uber’s eighth move since its founding in 2009, according to SFGate, and will effectively triple the company’s footprint in San Francisco, home to its current headquarters on Market Street. Uber is expected to hit an annual revenue run rate of $10 billion by the end of 2015However, the company is still far from turning profitable, largely due to its numerous marketing strategies across the globe, staffing and obviously, these swanky new headquarters.


 

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