Google is buying a new office building on Manhattan's West Side for $2.1 billion, the most expensive sale of a U.S. office building since the pandemic started, according to the WSJ.
The tech giant is already leasing a 1.3 million-square-foot building in Hudson Square, also on the West Side, which it has an option to buy. New York City is the company's second-largest office location.
The move highlights a long-term push for a return to office work, even as companies across the industry delay their reopenings due to the delta variant. Google just pushed its return-to-office date to January 2022.
Correction: An earlier version of this story gave an incorrect location for Google's existing office. This story was updated on Sept. 21, 2021.