The world’s most valuable publicly traded company has never had a corporate presence in Vancouver. But this week, many people thought that was about to change when a website declared that Apple has leased 60,000 square feet of office space in a building at 400 West Georgia.
News of Apple arriving in Vancouver was triggered by a third-quarter NAI Commercial office-leasing report. Westbank Corp. is developing the 367,000-square-foot building, which is comprised of various glass cubes jutting outward. It’s scheduled to be completed in 2020. No doubt, Westbank would love to bag a tenant with a market value of more than US$1 trillion.
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The OSO and Merrick Architecture–designed Westbank project will sit between another one of its buildings, Telus Garden, and Library Square. The latter edifice—home to the Vancouver Public Library central branch—was designed famed Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie.