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Gateway’s HQ in North Sioux City, South Dakota (USA), was a large sprawling collection of interconnecting metal buildings with two floors. At its peak, it was close to 800,000 square feet in size (about half the size of the Pentagon in Washington DC) and would take a brisk 5 minutes to walk from end to end. Surprisingly, it was fitted out rather nicely inside, and although Gateway operated a frugal appearance, the office and facilities were more than adequate. It is estimated the entire facility cost no more than $70,000,000 to build over it’s lifetime.
It employed close to 5,700 people at it’s peak.
The entire plant and its accompanying land consists a total of 72 acres and is currently up for sale by its owner, Acer Computer Corp. For around $15 Million (Nov.2013). It was finally sold for $.5.75 Million in 2017.