Last week news broke that Vancouver was getting a flagship Apple Store, and this week Bloomberg reports that tech-giant Apple is set to open an office in Vancouver.
The office will be in one of Vancouver’s most-anticipated developments, a uniquely-designed building on 400 West Georgia Street, owned by WestBank.
The tower consists of clusters of four-storey steel-framed cubes arranged around a central concrete core, and will include glass floors overlooking the city, roof terraces under overhanging volumes, vertical gardens framing views of the mountains, and one of the largest rooftops in Vancouver.
The 24-storey tower, inspired by Japanese paper lanterns, is projected to be 367,000 square-feet, and is expected to be completed in Spring 2020.
Apple’s office is expected to be 2-floors. Taking up the top 10 floors will be Deloitte Canada, an auditing and financial consultant company. Spaces, a co-working office unit, will also be renting a similar amount of space.
Perhaps most interesting is who Apple will become neighbours with: rival member of the $1 Trillion Valuation club, Amazon. The tech hydra is moving into the old Canada Post building, about a minute-walk away on the same street. Hopefully they’ll be able to get along.
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