LinkedIn will be expanding its space at the Empire State Building by 33% from its existing 32,000 sq feet on the 25th floor to include an additional 10,400 sq foot on the 24th floor. The new space is expected to be occupied by 2013. Anthony Malkin, the president of Malkin Holdings, which supervises the property, told Real Estate Weekly that, “LinkedIn has told us that they are expanding because the Empire State Building has proven to be very popular amongst its growing worker population. The World’s Most Famous Office Building proves its value as a well-managed, upgraded, energy efficient, well-located campus environment.”
LinkedIn has about 2,447 employees worldwide, but was founded and is currently headquartered in Mountain View, California. The company operates the largest professional network online, with 161 million members worldwide in about 200 nations and territories. The company’s expansion inside the Empire State building has garnered attention from other tech and new media firms, who plan on moving north from the Chelsea and Flatiron districts.