The Almanac, volume 46

March 9, 2011

Dreaming the Future – to Boldly go Where Menlo Park has Never Gone Before

“This is just dream world stuff,” Matt Henry said as he sat watching the cafeteria at Facebook’s new home hum with more activity than the room had seen in the months since Oracle began leaving the 10 Network Circle campus in Menlo Park. But 174 architects, students, designers, and dreamers huddled around tables, drawing with colored pencils and iPads, turning figments of the imagination into visions of what the Belle Haven and Willow business area could become. By the end of the 12-hour design “charrette” on March 5, those visions started to seem like real possibilities.

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