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Google mapping for London's waterways

You may think there aren't many parts of London that Google hasn't put on the map. But the company is taking things a big step forward, by going in search of the capital's more hard to reach places.

It's using a futuristic-looking bit of kit, to open up some of our historic waterways to the world. Funmi Olutoye has been taking a look at how it works.

Google's vision for new King's Cross HQ

An architect's drawing of the new building. Credit: Google.

Google has applied for planning permission to build a new £650m office in Kings Cross.

The one million square foot building would be set in a 2.4 acre site, with space to allow employees to bring pets to work.

Office-workers would also be able to travel from floor to floor on slides.

The company says the project would create 1,500 new construction jobs.

Employees would be able to travel between floors on slides. Credit: Google.
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