Dark Igloo Mural Tells the History of Chelsea on Google’s New York HQ
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Dark Igloo created this illustrated mural that wraps the scaffold currently up outside of Google’s New York headquarters located in Chelsea. The cartoons on the 450-foot-long, 4-foot-tall mural refer to famous landmarks and key figures in Chelsea’s past, from Major Thomas Clark, who named the neighborhood in the 1700s, to Jack Kerouac, who wrote On the Road at the Chelsea Hotel in the 1950s.
Google bought the eighteen-story office building at 111 Eighth Avenue, otherwise known as Googleplex East, in 2010 for $1.9 billion, paid in cash! If you’re in the Chelsea area, keep your eyes peeled for this scaffolding located at 111 Eighth Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets.
Check out Dark Igloo’s Chelsea Illustrated website and scroll right the right where they break down each section of the mural.