Los Angeles – Google (NASD: GOOG) has leased the iconic "Binoculars
Building," designed by Frank Gehry in 1991 in Venice, California, as part
of an acquisition of 100,000 square feet of office space intended to house some
of the 6,000 new employees the company plans to hire this year. "The
well-known landmark, with two wings connected by a four-story pair of
binoculars sculpted by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, will serve as
the outward face of the new Google campus."