Gallery: Google Unveils Plans for $1 Billion Eco-Friendly HQ Built Of W...

The building, which many are calling a 'groundscraper' will be multi-leveled, growing from seven stories high at one end to 11 at the northern end overlooking Regent’s Canal. It's been suggested by some that buildings comprised of more wood than steel
 
The building, which many are calling a 'groundscraper' will be multi-leveled, growing from seven stories high at one end to 11 at the northern end overlooking Regent’s Canal. It's been suggested by some that buildings comprised of more wood than steel are actually better for the environment, requiring far less carbon emissions during the production process. Google appears to be testing the waters of this theory. "Much of the internal structure will be constructed using steel framing with cross-laminated timber panels - a first for a contemporary building of this scale...The building has been designed to meet the highest standards of environmental sustainability, ensuring low energy usage and incorporating state-of-the-art materials," Google stated. It's said that bold primary colors will adorn the steelwork, taking inspiration from architectural elements nearby. There are also rumors that the roof will be a garden.

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