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Twitter Putting Finishing Touches On New SF Market St. Offices

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) - The official move-in date isn't happening for another roughly one month, but the final touches are being put on Twitter's new headquarters on San Francisco's Market Street.

The microblogging site was proudly showing off the new space this week. Twitter's new, mid-Market facility is in the historic Market Square building at 1355 Market St. between 9th and 10th St.

Construction crews were swarming throughout the 11-story building, originally built in 1937. Three of those floors of workspace are reserved for Twitter, with an option to lease two more floors as the company expands.

There is considerable hope that Twitter will expand, ideally sparking an economic renaissance. That's precisely why the City of San Francisco gave Twitter a 6-year payroll tax break.

"We're on the move, this is all for real, no more talk," declared Mayor Ed Lee. sporting a hard hat as he toured the facility with reporters.

Twitter hopes to move in some of its workforce, which numbers 1,000 people worldwide, in about a month.

KCBS' Barbara Taylor Reports:

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