Technology Square is, as the titles suggests, a square where there is a lot of technology! Well, there is a bit more to it. Technology Square is located in Kendall Square and consists of 7 major buildings forming a quadrangle. There is over 1 million square feet, combining all buildings, of office, lab, and retail space.
Surrounding Technology Square are other major tech and life science companies like Amgen, Inc., Akamai Technologies, Twitter, Novartis International AG, The Whitehead Institute, Schlumberger-Doll, and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory.
If the name Stark sounds familiar, it is! Stark is the last name of Iron Man. Coincidence? I think not. Draper Labs is known for developing technology for the defense, space, biomedical, and energy fields. Some highlights of their work include fault-tolerant computing, Q-guidance, and the Apollo Guidance Computer.
The other businesses are not so shabby either. The Whitehead Institute is responsible for mapping up to a 3rd of the human genome! Akamai Technologies delivers content in 15-30% of all web traffic! Novartis International AG manufactures some of the biggest and most widely-used drugs in the world, and owns patents to things like ! Not too shabby, eh?