Apple leases 100,000 square feet in what will be London’s tallest building

While Apple awaits the completion of its new British headquarters at its Battersea headquarters in 2021, the company is taking 100,000 square feet in London’s tallest building in 2020

Louisa Clarence-Smith for The Times:

The world’s first trillion-dollar company has agreed to lease about 100,000 sq ft at 22 Bishopsgate, a 62-storey skyscraper that will be the tallest building in the City, the capital’s financial district, when it is finished next year.

The agreement comes a year after The Times revealed that Apple had begun to make contingency plans in case of delays to the construction of its planned headquarters at the redeveloped Battersea Power Station.

MacDailyNews Take: Reportedly, Apple will be using the new office space for Apple Pay employees.


    1. It doesn’t actually, it’s system is one expression of what’s called the ‘English’ units that go back to the 15th century I believe and of course were in use at the time the American Colonies were established. The Imperial system wasn’t introduced till the 19th century and those changes were not introduced by an Independent US which simply stuck to its existing system also based of course on English units. Imperial measures were simply a codified version of the pre existing units which legally specified consistent measures that could be used in an equally consistent manner across the Empire to avoid confusion as previously different versions and variations of these English units existed concurrently and could cause confusion. This is why in the US and Canada some units with similar names are infact different while others remain uniform.

      Not sure what being a Republic has to do with it actually, England used the English units when it was a Republic and of course the metric system (invented by an Englishman by the way) is itself an Imperial measuring system, just a French imposed one that happened to be called something else. Equally if being a Republic has relavence why by the same logic not change the gauge of railways for it could as easily have been named the Imperial gauge as it spread thought the Empire and indeed World. In the end it’s a descriptive word that’s all which explains its logic and its rediculous to change something with all the cost and disruption simply because of the name. It’s not even as if Republics aren’t Imperialist on occasions anyway, indeed these days most Imperialists are. Far better to change to metric because it’s a far better system regardless of the fact it too could easily have had that name considering it was introduced by an Emperor.

      Oh by the way the actual origins of the ‘English unit’ weights go back to pre history and the pound itself based on a form of distant measurement codified by the Romans based on a pound of a particular seed that was thought consistent in size and weight, who were of course Imperialists with an Imperial measurement system created when they were both a Republic and an Empire. Hope that helps.

      1. …which would make the Metric system the more modern, more efficient, and by far the better choice for almost all uses, including time measurement (yes, there is a metric time system, it’s in use on all kinds of industrial date codes on packages in your home today).

        Strange how the world somehow uses such ancient and arbitrary traditions while poo-pooing last year’s fashions ….

        1. Metric time is very badly thought out and deserved to fail. 10 hour days mean you always need three digits to describe anything. A 100 unit (centon?) day would have been far superior. At 14 minutes per centon, few things would need a third digit. You would just go to work on Monday.40, and at .70, you’d go home.

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