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Back in 2017, Microsoft announced the plans for their a multi-year campus refresh project that will include 18 new buildings, 6.7 million square feet of renovated workspace, $150 million in transportation infrastructure improvements, public spaces, sports fields and green space. In July last year, Microsoft announced the consortium of architects and general contractors it has selected to work on this campus refresh project.
Yesterday, Microsoft announced that deconstruction of old buildings has started. To commemorate the original buildings, Microsoft offered an opportunity for a group of employees to kick off the destruction. Actually, these group of employees collectively donated money to charity to win this rare opportunity via the Employee Giving Campaign auction. This demolition process will continue for months and a total of 13 buildings will be coming down.
Read more about this milestone here.