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It’s Goodbye to the Past as Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Starts Demolition Ahead of Grand Renovation

They say to bring in new sometimes you’ll need to wipe out a little bit of the old. That’s why Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) made their first move in bringing down their oldest buildings on campus with building 1 (constructed in 1985) taking the first claw.

The Renovation Underway

Some would instead expand geographically like Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), but for Microsoft, remodeling is their black word, at least for now. Microsoft may no longer be the most valuable public company (a title they lost to Amazon) but the imminent reaction to renovate suggests that they do want their bragging rights back.

Urban campuses in bustling cities for most tech companies are the rage nowadays, but for the software giant, it has opted to create that modern city vibe within its highly forested suburban campus without moving an inch.

It’s said that the multiyear project will be its most significant redevelopment to now and for the next five years or so, it’s expected to construct 18 more buildings which have 80 currently. Besides, several other buildings will be renovated giving them a modern as well as an open feel that is similar to workplaces at Google, Amazon and other tech companies.

The New Campus Expectations

It’s quite apparent that old has got its memories which some may deem to keep. Similarly, building 1 has its own as that’s where Microsoft co-founder and former CEO, Bill Gates had his office. That won’t stop the initiative as new open spaces will be created as well as sports facilities and walking trails.

Besides, a set of treehouses meant for employees have opened already, and the new campus is expected to have a variety of materialistic benefits such as an expanded on-campus shopping and a rail link joining Redmond and heart of Seattle.

For Microsoft, nothing is going to waste as they plan to recycle, reuse or donate the buildings’ remnants. In a statement from the company, most materials from old spaces will for sure have a new life. If the virtual version of the expected campus in the Minecraft is to go by, then we’re in for a rage.

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