- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - In a story Feb. 4 about Google Inc. expanding its Pittsburgh office, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the developer of a new building said a lease could lead the Internet search company to increase the number of employees there to 1,000. The developer, Walnut Capital, said the building will have space for that many employees but had no information on how many employees Google may add.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Google expanding Pittsburgh office, mum on jobs

Google expanding Pittsburgh office, but mum on projections about how many jobs it will add

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Internet search engine company Google Inc. is expanding its Pittsburgh office in the city’s Bakery Square development that would provide space for as many as 1,000 employees.

Google has confirmed the lease for 66,000 additional square feet, giving the company about 200,000 square feet in a development linked to the city’s repurposed Nabisco bakery.

The company is mum on how many jobs will be added, or even how many employees already work in Pittsburgh. The company’s website says it has fewer employees “than the number of Spartans at Thermopylae” - or 300 - in Pittsburgh.

But Todd Reidbord, president of Walnut Capital, which is heading the project, and Gregg Perelman, who is heading the development team, say the new lease could boost the space available for workers to 1,000.

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