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    MENLO PARK, CA - FEBRUARY 01: A sign with the "like" symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters on February 1, 2012 in Menlo Park, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Facebook is seeking to add a new office building to its Northern California headquarters.

    The San Jose Mercury News reports Saturday that building permits compiled by Buildzoom show Facebook plans to erect the 465,000 square-foot (43,200 square-meter) building at its campus in Menlo Park, California.

    The plans come as a number of technology companies including Mountain View-based Google and Cupertino-based Apple are seeking space to expand in the region.

    John Yandle, executive managing director of a commercial realty brokerage office in Santa Clara, says this part of the San Francisco Bay Area has never seen so many companies embarking on major expansions at the same time.

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