Elon Musk says the only thing stopping him from turning Twitter's San Francisco headquarters into a homeless shelter is the building's owner.

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  • Elon Musk says he wants to turn one of Twitter’s San Francisco buildings into a homeless shelter.

  • The building’s owners have rejected the plans, they told the BBC. “If the owner of the building allows us, we will.”

  • Musk recently painted over the “W” in his office logo to change the company’s name to “Teeter.”

The owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, said that he wants to turn one of the company’s San Francisco buildings into a homeless shelter, but the owners of the building do not allow it.

“We tried to make it a homeless shelter,” but the owners turned it down, the tech mogul said. BBC Tuesday evening. “They won’t let us.”

Twitter is headquartered in San Francisco. Two buildings. “We’re only using one of the buildings so that the other building can be a homeless shelter,” Musk said. “We want to do it now … if the owner of the building allows us, we will do it.”

The building’s owners did not immediately respond to Insider’s inquiries outside regular business hours.

Asked for more details on how the homeless shelter would operate, Musk said, “I don’t know, we might let people stay there. It’s fine… they can bring their stuff, bring their tent, whatever. “

Musk had previously floated the ideaVote for followers in April 2022 shortly after becoming Twitter’s largest shareholder. Since they bought the company he owns, he says, “Nobody’s coming in anyway.” He told the workers to return to the office.

Musk recently clashed with the building’s owner. He tried to hide the “W” on the big logo outside his office to change the company’s name to “Teeter”. He later painted white on the letter instead. “They wouldn’t even let us pick up the W sign,” he told the BBC.

Musk told the agency. Sometimes he sleeps on the sofa in the office libraryand has. Turned some office space into a bedroom Employees can book. Other changes that Musk made to the building include: Selling furniture at auction, Trying to sell office plants to employeesAnd Reduce snacks. The owner of the building also sued Twitter He allegedly stopped paying rent..

Twitter opened its first office in San Francisco In 2006 And the company’s headquarters have been based there ever since.

Musk, who has They clashed frequently with California authorities. And Tesla moved its EV company headquarters to Texas.Twitter says it doesn’t plan to move out of San Francisco “yet.”

“This place is good,” he added.

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