Apple is said to be considering a new corporate lease in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Athletic Association
Pittsburgh Athletic Association (Image credit: Tim Engleman)

What you need to know

  • Apple is reportedly looking at a new space in Pittsburgh.
  • The space is in the Pittsburgh Athletic Association building in Oakland.
  • It's currently undergoing a $25 million renovation.

Apple has its eye on a new 90,000-square-foot office space in Pittsburgh, according to a new report.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (via Apple Insider) cites real estate sources when it says that Apple is discussing the property with developer Walnut Capital.

According to multiple real estate sources, the California technology giant — the maker of iPhones, iPads and Mac computers — is talking to Walnut Capital about taking up to 90,000 square feet of space in the Pittsburgh Athletic Association building on Fifth Avenue in Oakland, just across from the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning.

Apple currently has a space in the 3 Crossings development in the area, but either moving or opening an additional site in Oaland will see it return to an area that makes it ripe for plucking the best talent from the local Carnegie Mellon University campus.

Those already working for Apple in Pittsburgh are to thank for the iWork apps, according to the report.

Apple's Pittsburgh operations have been crucial to its Keynote and iWork suite of applications. The firm also has been working with Pittsburgh manufacturer Allegheny Technologies to buy specialty stainless steel for use in iMac and Mac Pro computers.

It isn't clear what the new offices could be used for or whether it will signal the closure of existing facilities, however.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.