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Facebook’s new office – Fantasyland with garden roof
31 March, 2015
Facebook officially moves into the new building in in Menlo Park, California. The founder of the world’s number one social network informs about the news from his own Facebook account. Here is what he says: “Our goal was to create the perfect engineering space for our teams to work together. We wanted our space to create the same sense of community and connection among our teams that we try to enable with our services across the world.

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To do this, we
designed the largest open floor plan in the world — a single room that fits thousands of people. There are lots of small spaces where people can work together, and it’s easy for people to move around and collaborate with anyone here. On the roof is a 9-acre park with walking trails and many outdoor spaces to sit and work.

The building itself is pretty simple and isn’t fancy. That’s on purpose. We want our space to feel like a work in progress. When you enter our buildings, we want you to feel how much left there is to be done in our mission to connect the world.

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I’ll share more photos and stories about this building once we’re fully unpacked, but for now here’s one taken flying over the green roof.”

Facebook’s first offices were spread throughout Downtown Palo Alto, which has many small restaurants and shops. Beyond the everyday pedestrian traffic, other local employees are out and about creating a lively energy and buzz. And while their new campus is anything but a downtown, urban environment – it has been transformed in many ways to mimic one.

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Numerous food choices are available – two main cafes, a pizza window, burrito bar, sweet shop, a sit-down Mexican restaurant, and the various microkitchens, the officesnapshots.com informs.

All employee workstations are equipped with manually height-adjustable desks by default, and mechanically adjustable ones upon request.

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In an effort to limit the number of car rides into Menlo Park taken by the company’s growing workforce, Facebook encourages commuting employees to either rideshare using company-provided shuttles, ride Caltrain, or use the Vanpool program. A Zipcar location is also present on campus. And of course, bike storage, showers, lockers and changing room facilities are available to those that prefer to cycle to work, officesnapshots.com reports.

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Photo Courtesy of wired.com

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