The James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Ken Lund from Reno, Nevada, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
(IOCI RADIO) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday Google will take over the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago.
The sale of the building, which previously housed state government offices, has been finalized. Under the deal, the state will receive $30 million in cash, and an office building down the street. Once the Thompson Center has been renovated, Google will move in.
The governor said the deal has many benefits.
The building the state is acquiring will be used for Illinois government office space, letting the state consolidate some downtown leases.