Apple has leased 90,000 square feet of space in the Pittsburgh Sports Association building in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, according tomedia. The Pittsburgh Sports Association building is 108 years old and is undergoing a $25 million renovation.
Photo from the Pittsburgh Sports Association building.
Apple is in contact with Walnut Capital, the asset manager responsible for the repair of the sports association building, according to local Pittsburgh radio station Post-Gazette. It is unclear whether the new lease will mean that Apple’s existing office in Pittsburgh will move to the site or recruit new staff.
Since 2015, Apple has leased half of its 53,000-square-foot building in the Strip Strip area, an office that opened two years ago and now employs about 50 people. For Apple, moving to the Pittsburgh Sports Association would mark a return to college-maturing areas, as the building is close to the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.
Apple’s interest in Pittsburgh began in 2001 when the company set up a small factory with about 10 employees. The report said the office, which is primarily responsible for software development, contributed to the iWork application suite. Apple also bought specialty stainless steel from Pittsburgh-listed Allegheny Technologies for iMac and Mac Pro.