Apple may be one of the largest companies in the United States (and the world), but its presence in the financial and cultural center of its country is smaller than expected.
While competitors such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft have a significant presence in New York, Apple is limited to a small office complex on Fifth Avenue, a mansion in Tribeca rented for press events and, of course, the company stores scattered around the city. But that may be about to change.
As reported by The Real Deal, Apple is looking for a space to assemble their new offices at big Apple. The idea is to get an area in some prime area of the city, and we are not talking about any area: according to the report, Ma is looking for somewhere between 18,000m and 45,000m, but you can raise that limit to even 70,000mThe built-in equivalent of a midsize shopping mall is enough to house up to 5,000 employees that are expected to consist of new Apple hires, according to sources heard by the report.
Among the constructions analyzed by Apple as possible candidates, we have the 50 Hudson Yards, O One Madison Avenue it's the James A. Farley Building, currently under renovation.
If only one of these names sounds familiar to you, because last January we had already commented on the possibility that Ma would set up an office in some Hudson Yards building, New York's planned neighborhood and the largest building project in US history. United at that time, however, Apple's ambitions were more modest, involving an office of about 6,000m.
Ma's expansion into New York is hardly a surprise: Like its main competitors, the Cupertino giant is beginning a movement to spread its activities beyond Silicon Valley, establishing a large presence in major US cities. This has many advantages: in addition to allowing the hiring of talent from other areas of the country and unburdening the California overcrowding, the move brings Apple closer to major institutes and universities, from which various technological advances come.
Let's see what this is all about, so.
via Cult of Mac