Just when it seemed that Google's dreams of constructing a glass canopied colossus had been thwarted by the Mountain View City Council, the Business Times reports that the company has unveiled new, scaled back designs for a similar structure.
Following the insulting council vote to offer land parcels to LinkedIn over the search giant, these new renderings prove that Google is committed to this particular design, the brainchild of Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios.
The plan is now to build on a plot Google already possesses, a parcel east of the existing Googleplex that the company calls Charleston East. But the new proposal, Wired insists, "is in addition to the original submission, not a replacement of it."
Indeed, at 595,000 square feet, it doesn't replace the 2.5 million square foot original proposal by a mile. That's here: