We all know 111 8th Ave as the data center property Google bought, but there are lots and lots of office space in that building. Who is in there? Google Research is one group.
I was watching the above video, and it looked the NYC sky line.
And, then I saw one of people is head of Research, NY.
One of the points of the video made early on is how the researcher needs to understand how systems work. And what better way than to put them in a data center building. Well they probably don't think of it as a data center building. But with all the fiber coming into the building it is one of the most highly connected places in the world.