Nike Names One Of Its New World Headquarters Buildings After Serena Williams


December 7, 2017


Photo credit: Dita Alangkara/ AP Photo 

“Welcome to the Serena Williams Building” has a nice ring to it, huh? 


On Wednesday, Nike announced that it has named one of its new four world headquarters buildings after tennis great Serena Williams. Since becoming a Nike athlete in 2003, Williams has become one of the greatest athletes of all time, currently holding an Open-Era record of 23 grand slam singles titles. 

In addition to Williams, Nike also honored former Olympic runner Sebastian Coe with a building and Coach Mike Krzyzewski, who the company named its new fitness center after. The fourth structure will be a parking garage that celebrates New York City’s sporting heritage.

“When completed, the Serena Williams Building will be the biggest structure at WHQ at more than 1 million square feet covering nearly three city blocks,” Nike said in a statement. 


Here’s what the “Serena Williams Building” will look like: 

Photo via: Nike

It is set to open in 2019. Congratulations, Serena! 


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