Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer apparently has something else to dance about this week. It’s being reported that he is moving into some deluxe accommodations in the sky.
The Puget Sound Business Journal revealed that Ballmer is leasing the 30th floor at 400 Lincoln Square, under development in downtown Bellevue. It’s not quite the top floor, which is slated to become a restaurant, but we’re sure the 25,300 square feet of space he’s getting, and the easy access to seafood salads and lunchtime martinis, won’t hurt his feelings either.
Building developers Kemper Development call their project “the preeminent office address in the city. Sited to the south end of the block, it will have unobstructed views of Mount Rainier to the south and of Lake Washington and the Olympic Mountains to the west,” according to the project’s website.
The site also offers 360-degree looks at the view from Ballmer’s floor. And it’s astounding.
Slated to open in 2016, the 450-foot tower will stand on the Northeast Fourth Street corner by the Downtown Park. And while developers and real estate brokers working on the building did not confirm Ballmer’s lease, they also did not deny it, according to the PSBJ.
It’s been quite the year since Ballmer stepped down from Microsoft. He bought the Clippers for $2 billion and remains MS’s largest stockholder. We have no idea what he’s planning with the space, but we can’t wait to find out. The other former Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates, has followed a similar path with his own private office in Kirkland.
Here’s the view from the 31st floor, thanks to the Lincoln Square Expansion website: