Apple Expected to Lease 'Massive' Office in Seattle With Space for Up to 4,200 Employees

Apple plans to lease a large office complex in Seattle's booming South Lake Union neighborhood, near Amazon, according to multiple commercial real estate sources cited by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

333 Dexter

The report claims the two-tower development at 333 Dexter Avenue would give Apple around 630,000 square feet of office space, enough for 4,200 employees using the industry standard of 150 square feet per employee. It is unclear whether Apple has signed the lease yet or if negotiations are still ongoing.

In late 2018, Apple announced plans to establish a new site in Seattle, and it may have been alluding to this office. Apple also plans to expand its Seattle workforce to more than 1,000 employees by 2021, perhaps explaining why data-crunching website Thinknum is seeing an uptick in Siri job openings at the company.

Apple has been steadily growing its presence in Seattle over the past five years. In 2017, Apple confirmed that its Seattle engineering hub is focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning, technologies that power the likes of Siri and advanced facial recognition on the iPhone X and newer.

Last year, Apple reportedly expanded its office space at Two Union Square, a 56-story tower in Downtown Seattle.

Apple's artificial intelligence efforts are led by former Google executive John Giannandrea.

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17 months ago

And of course the other side effects. . . more traffic and people that don't talk to one another.

And even more side effect:
- More people with good salary who can spend more of their money on local business and economy.
- Local employment will go up because more supporting businesses will do better.
- And maybe your sons and daughters would not have to leave town to find good jobs.

God forbid people should look at the possible side of things!
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17 months ago

Everything inside the US. No engineering offices anywhere else in the world is so odd compared to Google who does tons of work in Europe (London, Dublin, Zurich, Munich...), Asia (Taipei, Tokyo, India, Shanghai...) or Aus (Sydney)

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/03/17/apple-to-build-two-additional-rd-centers-in-china/

https://www.macrumors.com/2016/10/12/apple-r-d-shenzhen-china-center/

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/03/31/apple-opens-app-accelerator-india/
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17 months ago

Everything inside the US. No engineering offices anywhere else in the world is so odd compared to Google who does tons of work in Europe (London, Dublin, Zurich, Munich...), Asia (Taipei, Tokyo, India, Shanghai...) or Aus (Sydney)

And yet Apple trounces Google in profitability.

Maybe Google should consider moving their engineering teams back to the US so they can design some decent hardware?
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17 months ago

And even more side effect:
- More people with good salary who can spend more of their money on local business and economy.
- Local employment will go up because more supporting businesses will do better.
- And maybe your sons and daughters would not have to leave town to find good jobs.

God forbid people should look at the possible side of things!

Do you live in Seattle?
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There are plenty of homeless already here and willing to talk to you.

The homeless are about the only people that talk. Coming from a recent article, over 40% of the people who live here could care less if they ever talk to anyone new. I've been in the same building for nearly 3 years and have seen a total of *maybe* 6 people. It's weird.
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17 months ago

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/03/17/apple-to-build-two-additional-rd-centers-in-china/

https://www.macrumors.com/2016/10/12/apple-r-d-shenzhen-china-center/

Honestly I think Apple would be foolish to do any sort of R&D in China. It's just ripe for intellectual property theft and espionage.
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17 months ago
Everything inside the US. No engineering offices anywhere else in the world is so odd compared to Google who does tons of work in Europe (London, Dublin, Zurich, Munich...), Asia (Taipei, Tokyo, India, Shanghai...) or Aus (Sydney)
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