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A cavernous hangar for Google’s huge ambitions


The lobby of the YouTube Space LA features a huge version of the iconic YouTube play button. — Los Angeles Times/TNS

The lobby of the YouTube Space LA features a huge version of the iconic YouTube play button. — Los Angeles Times/TNS

LOS ANGELES: Google has moved a step closer to transforming the historic Spruce Goose hangar in the Playa Vista neighbourhood of Los Angeles into a state-of-the-art office and production facility, the latest sign of how tech giants are expanding their presence in Hollywood's backyard. 

Google employees recently moved into a new office inside the hangar, where aviation pioneer Howard Hughes built his famous wooden airplane in the 1940s. 

   

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