Castles in the clouds: Tech firms building massive headquarters
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 02:59
Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook have unveiled plans for big new buildings with distinctive designs from top-name architects to house their growing workforces and make statements that the tech companies are here to stay. Reuters’ Alistair Barr reports.
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