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A tour of Microsoft's Redmond campus

Last updated on: August 12, 2013 14:41 IST

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Microsoft Redmond Campus is the informal name for Microsoft’s corporate headquarters in Washington. It is one of the biggest business facility owned by a single company.

Though Microsoft moved here in 1986, the headquarters has seen multiple expansions. For example, in 2006 Microsoft bought Safeco's Redmond campus and added new buildings.

The campus/headquarter is more like a township that has everything from mall to football fields. It now has about 120 buildings.

According to Wikipedia, the huge campus is has an estimated 80 lakh square feet of office space and estimated 30,000 - 40,000 employees work here.

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An aerial view of Microsoft’s main campus in Redmond, Washington.

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Another aerial view of Microsoft’s main campus in Redmond shows the gigantic and sprawling headquarter.

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Courtyard outside The Commons complex inside the Microsoft campus. This complex has a full blown shopping mall that's open only for Microsoft employees and vendors. Outsiders are not allowed to visit the complex but employees are allowed to get guests.

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Employees eat their food at the courtyard outside The Commons. This Commons is a complex of restaurants, shops, soccer field, and meeting areas. It’s a popular lunch-time venue for Microsoft employees and their guests.

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Courtyard outside the cafeteria of the RedWest area of the Microsoft Redmond Campus.

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The sprawling Cafeteria area in The Commons at the Microsoft Redmond Campus.

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Pike Place restaurant inside The Commons at the Microsoft Redmond Campus. It is run by Seattle’s Jewel Hospitality, which is a Microsoft preferred vendor.

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Employees discuss plans at the open meeting area on the Microsoft Redmond Campus.

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A portrait of Microsoft's founding employees shot in 1978 before the company moved to Washington. Front row (left to right): Bill Gates, Andrea Lewis, Marla Wood, and Paul Allen. Middle row: Bob O'Rear, Bob Greenberg, Marc McDonald, and Gordon Letwin. Back row: Steve Wood, Bob Wallace, and Jim Lane. Not pictured is Miriam Lubow.

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Courtyard in Advanta building complex near Bellevue, Washington.

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Meeting area in Building 37 on the Microsoft Redmond Campus.

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An art exhibition by employees at the Microsoft Redmond Campus.

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Art works by employees adorn the gallery walls at the Microsoft Redmond Campus.

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Employees enjoy a game of soccer on the Microsoft Redmond Campus.

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Microsoft employees jogging on the Microsoft Redmond Campus.

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Employees enjoy a lunchtime game of soccer on the Microsoft Redmond Campus.

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Microsoft Connector vehicles arrive at RedWest area of the Microsoft Redmond Campus.

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Courtyard outside the cafeteria of the RedWest area of the Microsoft Redmond Campus.

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Courtyard outside Building 99 on the Microsoft Redmond Campus.

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Entrance to Building 92 on the Microsoft Redmond Campus.

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Entrance to Building 37 on the Microsoft Redmond Campus.

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Interior of Building 37 on the Microsoft Redmond Campus.

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Mugs at Microsoft office with the company’s logo.

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An exit door at an office on the Microsoft Redmond Campus.


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