Google and Facebook Expand in Downtown Austin

Google and Facebook dominate online and soon look to be major players in the downtown Austin office scene, where both are expanding their presence. Facebook already has occupied about 120,000 square feet at 300 West Sixth and recently announced it will lease about 231,000 additional square feet in a 29-story office tower under construction downtown. It previously announced it will anchor a new 345,000-square foot building at 208 Nueces Street called Third + Shoal. Google recently moved to downtown following a decade in northwest Austin. Its new home is at the 500 West Second Street office tower. The 300,000 square foot space eventually will hold over 450 employees.