Apple plans new 80,000 square foot building in Austin, Texas campus expansion

“Apple Inc. is expanding its operations in Austin, with plans for a new 80,000-square-foot building at its campus in Northwest Austin, according to real estate sources,” M.B. Taboada reports for The Austin American-Statesman.

“The Cupertino, Calif.-based company also renewed the lease it has on 275,000 square feet in the three buildings in CarrAmerica Realty Corp.’s Riata Crossing, near U.S. 183 and Oak Knoll Drive, the sources said,” Taboada reports. “Ground-breaking on the two-story building, at 12565 Riata Vista Circle, probably will take place this summer, pending a city permit.”

“Apple now uses about 40,000 square feet for support service personnel in nearby Riata Corporate Park. The company will move these operations to the new building at Riata Crossing to bring them closer and double their space,” Taboada reports.

Jerry Frey, a senior vice president in Austin for CB Richard Ellis, an international real estate services firm, said, ‘It’s certainly a notable transaction. It’s always a favorable event that a quality company like Apple is expanding. It’s a continued vote of confidence for the operations they have here in Austin.'”

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That’ll be a nice workplace upgrade for beleaguered Dell’s 8,000 recently laid off employees while Mikey tries to figure out how he’s going to sell the company and give the money back to the shareholders.

Karma’s a bitch, but schadenfreude certainly can be sweet.


  1. Along with the new building, Apple will build a massive trebuchet (a medieval siege engine, a weapon employed either to smash masonry walls or to throw projectiles over them) to hurl Zunes at Michael Dell’s office.

    Austin is only 19 miles from Round Rock,TX. It shouldn’t too hard. Quite entertaining really.

  2. I got a Dell catalog in the mail yesterday. Opened the cover and there was Mike sitting on his desk looking sad and a bit chubby. Then followed a totally uninspiring collection of Windows containers that he’d desperately like me to buy.

    Poor guy.

    I can only imagine the picture of him in the catalog was an attempt to connect his image with the company the way that (his idol) Steve’s is. Too bad he’s wearing a suit that doesn’t fit him and looking like his house just burned down.


    It won’t be long now, kids.


  3. @ChrissyOne

    You should burn the catalog and disinfect your home immediately.


    Cut out the picture of Mike and stick it on a dartboard. Great target practice.

    A friend of mine (yes, I have friends) suggested using the catalog as toilet paper. But you would just get a bad rash and that wouldn’t feel good.

  4. Can’t imagine what a bitch it’d be to be wiping your ass with a Dell catalog after taking a big, steaming Zune and you get a paper cut. Better off with the dartboard idea, or if you must use it to wipe stuff, use it to pick up after your dog’s Zuning. Or to be more productive, use it as kindling instead of expensive petrol to start up your BBQ’s charcoal briquettes. Either way, it’ll find a good use and perhaps you have even more creative uses for that shitrag.

  5. MDN take – Karma’s a bitch, but schadenfreude certainly can be sweet.

    My god, I hope that doesn’t come back to bite us all in the ass.
    I’m all for whipp’n the Dells of this world, but a bit of grace goes a long way, as it demonstrates maturity, and I think Apple certainly has matured in its growth and its wisdom.

    last night “The Pirates of Silicon Valley” was on the idiot box. First time I had seen it, what a load of crap !!! not a lot of maturity displayed by the creepy SJ character in what seemed like a hit piece …. Actually, to tell the truth, I fell asleep about two thirds of the way through, as it started at about midnight.

    No loss to me, I’m thinking.

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