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Google Is Now Taking Over Parking Lots
Scott Lucas | Photo: Courtesy Google Maps | February 18, 2014
What did we think would happen when we protested the buses?
The law of unintended consequences is in full display today. After taking fire for using buses (and boats) to bring its commuters to and from the city, Google is just straight up going with parking lots now. Not even ones for self-driving, electric-powered, gizmo-strewn cars. Just regular old Detroit gas guzzlers.
Congratulations, protestors. This is what it's come to. Until the company unveils the Google Transporter, people still have to get to work.
The news comes from real estate blog Socket Site, which passed on the news that Google is taking over a 35,000 square foot former printworks building in the Mission at 16th St. and Alabama St. The triangular building can house up to 200 people, and has been earmarked as a space for Google to house employees of start ups that it buys. In addition to the office space, the building comes with 29 parking spaces, which as Socket Site says are, "perfect for those who would rather not take the bus"—or the BART, which is only a few blocks away.
As for us, we're just waiting for protestors to start carping about Google forcing the hard working honest printmakers of America out of business with their high tech disruptions. Face it, folks, print is dead. We mean honestly, who reads magazines anymore?