Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Edstrom Family Lunch and Tour at Facebook

We are out on an extended left coast vacation and today we had lunch with our oldest son John and our daughter-in-law Janet.  Both work at Facebook.

From left to right my father, my mother (both wearing Facebook shirts - the world's OLDEST Facebook interns :-), Julie, Tim, me, Janet, John and Michael. We are on the main (old Sun Microsystems) campus that Oracle sold to Facebook.

Below we are on Building 20 which is the new Facebook building across the street from the current campus.  As Cade Metz wrote in WIRED about Building 20:

"For one, it’s more subdued. Yes, the building is large enough to hold about 2,800 Facebook employees, including engineers as well as business staff. And, yes, it was designed by Frank Gehry, the man who fashioned the sail-like silver walls of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and floating battleship that is the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. But Gehry held back for Facebook. “From the start, Mark wanted a space that was unassuming, matter-of-fact, and cost effective,” Gehry says in statement, referring to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “He did not want it overly designed.”

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