Apple's got so big that it is building a new campus to compliment its campus at One Infinite Loop. Here are 46 facts about the new Apple campus, which is referred to by many as the 'Spaceship Campus' due to its flying saucer-like design.
Speaking of flying saucers, someone flew a drone over Apple's 'spaceship' campus, in January, watch the video below to see how the new campus is shaping up.
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj8cI4G5_PQ
The mystery person went back with their drone in February, showing us how much difference a month can make at Apple's new campus.
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZTRTv56k58
Then, in March, AppleInsider posted a drone captured video to Vimeo entitled "Apple Campus 2 Tour", which you can see here: https://vimeo.com/122288300
The most interesting video, however is one that was released at the end of March. This is the best glympse so far of Apple's new spaceship campus, showing us the sheer scale of the project. You can see that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vy6M3qXbdQ
How big is Apple's new campus?
1. The new Apple Campus will be set in a 2.8 million-square-foot area.
2. That's an 176-acre site.
3. It will house over 13,000 Apple employees in the one building.
4. The building is more than a mile around.
5. There will be 300,000 square feet of research facilities and underground parking.
6. In May 2014, Apple leased 290,000 square feet of new office space in Sunnyvale known as Sunnyvale Crossing. It is thought that this additional space composes of seven buildings and will provide room for around 1,450 workers. It is located near to the new 'Spaceship' campus as well as the current 'Infinite Loop' campus.
Watch this video of Apple's presentation about the new campus to the City of Cupertino: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie3ZxKDTO_M
New Apple Campus design
7. The four-story circular structure will have huge walls of glass that will allow employees to look out from both sides of the ring.
8. Peter Arbour, an architect for Seele, the company that makes the glass staircases in Apple stores around the world, told Bloomberg: "It is something like six kilometres of glass."
9. British firm Foster+Partners have been appointed as the architects for this colossal building. Previous projects include Wembley Stadium, Canary Wharf Underground Station, Stansted Airport, London's Millenium Bridge, HSBC HQ at Canary Wharf, the Maclaren Technology Centre and the Hearst Tower in New York.
10. In an interview with Architectural Record, Forster+Partners founder and chairman Norman Foster explained that he was inspired by the idea of a London square, where houses surround a park. This eventually evolved into the present design: a circular structure surrounding a large outdoor park.
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