The Acorn That Put Boca On The Map
The IBM story in Boca Raton began in the late ‘60s when then-Chairman of the Board of IBM, Thomas Watson, announced the company would open a manufacturing facility here to produce its 550 Model 20 Midsize computer. That site, now the Boca Raton Innovation Campus, was designed by renowned architects Marcel Breuer and Robert Gatje, and at its peak covered 3.6 million square feet in more than 40 buildings. It would be big for Boca. But no one knew how big.