A few months ago, we talked about the future (and glorious) store flagship Apple on Washington, DC – more precisely, in the Carnegie Library, in the heart of the American capital. Only the store itself would be a big investment for Apple in the city, but apparently the company’s plans go beyond that.
According to the website Bisnow, Apple is signing a lease to rent an entire floor in a new building under construction on 700 K St. NW, part of a new business project by the real estate firm Meridian Group called Anthem Row. The front view of the future building looks exactly like the Carnegie Library, so the synergy between the retail and corporate part of Apple will be total.
The documents speak of an area of about 2,200m² to be rented by Apple – an area much smaller than the traditionally used by the company in offices around the world. It is not known exactly what type of operations will be allocated in Washington, but it is believed that they may have something to do with political and lobby – it is worth remembering, after all, that the space is located a few blocks from the White House and the Capitol.
In addition, extra retail operations can be hosted by the office, as the Carnegie Library space will be split between Apple and Historical Society of Washington, DC – historic institution that is already installed there.
New information about Apple’s Washington venture is expected to emerge in the coming weeks: Events DC, the group responsible for the Carnegie Library, said it would announce dates related to future space events soon – and the opening of the Apple store may be on the cake. Let’s wait.