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Inside Apple Park: Apple's $5 billion dollar headquarters

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  • Apple's new headquarters, called Apple Park, is a giant ring-shaped building on 176 acres of land in Cupertino, California.
  • The project was announced by Steve Jobs in 2006 and cost an estimated $5 billion to build.
  • The campus features 80% green space, with over 9,000 drought-resistant trees and walking trails.
  • The eco-friendly design includes a natural ventilation system, a rooftop solar farm, and large glass panes for natural sunlight.
  • The building can shift up to four feet in any direction without causing damage, and the campus has underground parking to maximize green space.
  • Facilities include seven cafes, a 1000-seat auditorium, gym, wellness center, basketball courts, and a two-story yoga studio.
  • Apple Park reflects the company's dedication to design, sustainability, and innovation.



Apple's new headquarters, named Apple Park, is an impressive sight with its giant ring-shaped building sitting on 176 acres of land in Cupertino, California. The project was first announced by Steve Jobs in 2006 and construction began in 2014. The campus cost an estimated $5 billion, but Apple's worth and estimated profits justify the expense. The campus comprises multiple buildings, with 80% of the land being green space. More than 9,000 drought-resistant trees have been planted on the grounds, along with walking and running trails, and 1,000 bicycles are available to commute between the buildings. Image credit: AppleInsider The eco-friendly design of Apple Park features a natural ventilation system, which eliminates the need for traditional heating and cooling methods for nine months of the year. The roof of the ring building boasts one of the world's largest rooftop solar farms that generate up to 17 megawatts of power, enough to meet 75% of the campus’s energy demand during peak times. The rest of the energy needs are met by on-site fuel cells powered by biofuel or natural gas. The building incorporates large glass panes, which make it bright and allow natural sunlight into the building.

The spaceship also features a base isolation system, which is made up of 692 stainless steel plates, that allows the building to shift up to four feet in any given direction without causing any structural damage. The campus has an underground parking area and road network, hidden from sight to maximize green space. There are seven cafes on the campus, and the largest has three levels with enough seating for three thousand people. There is also a 1000-seat auditorium, known as the Steve Jobs Theater, which is located atop a hill on the campus and has a 42-foot high glass elevator. Image credit: Snaptrude The building is a testament to Apple's dedication to effortless design, sustainability, and the future of technology. The spaceship design is iconic and the largest curved glass panels in the world are used in the construction of the building. The campus has facilities such as a gym, wellness center, basketball courts, and a two-story yoga studio. The design incorporates low energy LEDs, making it environmentally friendly. Image credit: Apple Inc. Apple Park is a fantastic example of a campus that looks after both its staff and the environment. The park is a masterpiece of design, incorporating the latest technology and sustainable features. The construction of the park is an investment in the future, reflecting the company's dedication to innovation and progress. The park has become a symbol of the Apple brand and is one of the most stunning campuses in the world.

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