The bill melinda gates foundation bmgf a merging of the william h. In april 2020 a photograph supposedly showing the words center for global human population reduction inscribed on a bill melinda gates foundation building was widely shared on social.
Opening in july 2011 the new 900 000ft 2 leed platinum for new construction bill melinda gates foundation reflects its commitment to philanthropy and its roots in the pacific northwest.
Headquarters bill and melinda gates foundation building. The foundation and design team s goal since the beginning of design was to make sure that sustainability was incorporated into all aspects of the campus. The words center for global human population reduction have been superimposed into the image seemingly referencing the thoroughly debunked conspiracy theory that gates wants to control global. Only the words bill melinda gates foundation appear in a google maps street view of the sign however.
The inscription never appeared on the facade of this building inaugurated in 2011. No an inscription in favor of the reduction of the population is not displayed on the facade of the foundation of bill and melinda gates. The bogus sign reads center for global human population reduction this is what the post looked like on facebook at the time of writing.
The campus also brings together thousands of grantees leaders and partners sharing a common goal. Gates foundation and the gates learning foundation is an american private foundation founded by bill and melinda gates based in seattle washington it was launched in 2000 and is reported to be the largest private foundation in the world holding 46 8 billion in assets. The office campus was conceived in 2004 to bring all the employees in the south lake area under one roof.
Its conservation strategies reduce potable water use by 80 percent and energy consumption by 40 percent an upfront investment in this 100 year energy efficient building that will pay for itself in. A photo of the foundation s headquarters in seattle is circulating in the form of a meme. At 640 000 square feet replacing a 12 acre asphalt parking lot in downtown seattle the bill melinda gates foundation campus is the largest non profit leed nc platinum project in the world.
Seattle the bill melinda gates foundation today announced the selection of a site owned by the city of seattle and located adjacent to seattle center for its new headquarters building. Photos in media reports also show no other words on the building s exterior. After an extensive property search the foundation picked a site that will reflect the foundation s ongoing work in the community and around the world.
The bill and melinda gates foundation s headquarters campus is pictured in this aerial photograph in seattle aug. The bill melinda gates foundation had offices located in five different leased buildings. The post includes a fake photo of the entrance to the bill melinda gates foundation headquarters at 500 5th ave in seattle washington.