A Tour Inside Twitter's Stylish New San Francisco Headquarters

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San Francisco's Tenderloin district remained one of the city's most economically depressed areas for generations.

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This building stood vacant for 50 years before Twitter moved its headquarters here.

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With a market capitalization of $27 billion, Twitter is altering the Tenderloin from inside this 1937 Art Deco building. Here's the soaring lobby.

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In a building this old, home to one of the largest tech companies in the world, classic design and modern technology go side by side.

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Stepping off the elevator, you get a nature theme. You feel like you're stepping into a huge bird house.

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The feeling continues into Twitter's reception area ...

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... from the coffee table ...

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... to the guest login ...

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... to the conference room walls ...

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The nature theme is part of Twitter's core identity. These deer have moved with the office from its first location.

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Visitors are offered a wide selection of refreshments.

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The employee selection is far more vast. In the main cafeteria and lounge, it's about letting the outside in with a wall of windows overlooking a meticulously maintained outdoor space.

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Through glass doors from the cafeteria, this outdoor area is a big selling point of Twitter employment.

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There are BBQs and parties.

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While workers often bring blankets and laptops to the massive lawn space to work outside.

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Here is where you get lunch.

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Employees have many options here. Each area has a different theme for the food.

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And a second dining area with a daily menu.

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Employees get a wide array of options for their three-portion bowls.

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Many people here brag about the company's selection of Kombucha tea.

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Though there is plenty to brag about when it comes to eating, too.

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The options swing toward healthy food.

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And lots and lots ...

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... of coffee.

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Twitter does a nice job combining its urban setting with a relaxing natural feeling within its walls.

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Even simple bar tables are beautiful.

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The only thing better than working from home is working from someplace nicer than home.

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There is only one logo here. From the drink machines ...

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... to the company time capsule ...

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... to the laptop skins.

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There is little chance anyone here forgets the reach of their work.

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These screens are found throughout the office and show bursts of Twitter activity across the globe.

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As comfortable as the space is, the focus here is definitely on work. There is not much socializing going on.

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Different types of work spaces are available for every imaginable style.

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Twitter had 241 million active users at the end of 2013.

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The company's reach is immense.

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And now that it's settled into its new location, Twitter's reach is changing the world right outside its door.

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Twitter's corporate headquarters are in San Francisco's gritty Tenderloin district.

It's one of the city's most depressed areas. The hope is that the influx of tech workers there will spur a mini-renaissance of a long-neglected neighborhood.

We visited Twitter in March and were given a tour.

Source: Motley Fool

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