Key Words: Google submits ‘landscraper’ plan for new London headquarters at King’s Cross

Because of the (fictional) low property prices in central London, Google has settled on an interesting form factor for its planned headquarters in the British capital: horizontal rather than vertical. In other words, far from being a skyscraper, it’s to be a …


Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios, the building, for which plans were submitted Thursday, according to a Guardian report, is to feature staggered heights ranging from seven to 11 stories and run parallel to railway platforms at King’s Cross Station over 300-plus linear meters, meaning it’d be as horizontally elongated as London’s famed Shard is tall.

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