What Apple, Google, Facebook Would Look Like If They Built Their Own Cities [Images]

What Apple, Google, Facebook Would Look Like If They Built Their Own Cities [Images]

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Check out these impressive designs that show what Apple, Google, and Facebook campuses would like if they replaced their parking lots with employee housing.

The images are a production of First Cultural Industries.

The booming tech industry has created huge demand for housing in the San Francisco Bay Area, driving up housing costs and leading to long commutes. Meanwhile, tech workers flock to San Francisco and Oakland, seeking the high-density urban environment that Silicon Valley lacks. What might it look like if tech campuses replaced their parking lots and provided all the necessary housing on-site?

Recently, there have been protests from upset San Francisco residents that tech companies are driving up the cost of living to unmanageable levels.

The demonstrators were upset that tech companies are using city bus stops "without permission", driving up rent costs along those routes, not contributing funds to support public infrastructure, and causing the evictions of San Francisco residents who can no longer afford rent.

What do you think of this solution. Should companies offer onsite housing?

Take a look at some designs below or hit the link for even more...

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What Apple, Google, Facebook Would Look Like If They Built Their Own Cities [Images]

What Apple, Google, Facebook Would Look Like If They Built Their Own Cities [Images]

What Apple, Google, Facebook Would Look Like If They Built Their Own Cities [Images]
Luis - February 16, 2014 at 4:21pm
Some people got too much time on their hands
Bugged Out - February 16, 2014 at 3:27pm
Google apartments would be forever only 90% done. No repairs for 10 years then a 2-week notice of demolition.
odedo2 - February 16, 2014 at 3:28pm
Omg that would be entertainment.
Apple - February 14, 2014 at 9:04pm
I bet scamsung's is shaped like a robot.
shithead - February 14, 2014 at 7:10pm
Sure, but how are you going to force any of these employees to move on-site. I would much rather live in my private house for an extra $10,000/year (or whatever) than go back to living in dorms like I did in college. I have a family. Fuk this idea. I guess it's a good option which some would undoubtedly jump on, but I think it is an oversimplified solution that would never work in the real world America.
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