Apple Campus 2: Updated plans, imagery, launch date: photos

Apple Campus 2: Updated plans, imagery, launch date: photos

Summary: Apple has updated the plans for its new Apple Campus 2 'Spaceship' design, along with an estimated completion date of mid-2016.


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  • The cost of the building, along with council tax -- which Apple was "happy to keep paying" -- will cost billions. Because the glass in the building will not have a single straight edge piece of glass, the curved glass will have to be manufactured specially for the building, and will be curved to accommodate the building's size, shape, and curvy dimensions.

  • Apple aims to "promote shared creativity and collaboration and spur invention of the next several generations of Apple products," the firm said. 

    However, the designers of this campus want to "achieve the security and privacy required for the invention of new products by eliminating any public access through the perimeters against trespassers," ruling out any public right to access.

  • Though the designs have not changed much, there are a few noticeable changes. For instance, Apple no longer wants to use trucks to haul away the soil from the grounds during the campus' construction. The firm also wants the auditorium, used for product launches, to be moved further away from the public roads. Also, the parking structure will be larger to accommodate more employees at the firm.

Topic: Apple

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  • 650,000 square feet

    of solar panels will produce about 18 MW of power under ideal conditions. I wonder if it will be enough to take them off the grid. With 13,000 people there, just turning on everyone's computers is going to suck down about ten percent of that.
  • when...

    This fails, I'd like to see this stuff being put into real companies, not toy companies.
    • If solar power fails why would you want to see it proliferate?

      And why would it fail? Not that it would, but that comment doesn't make sense.
      • I think he was referring to Apple failing

        because in his world view, some jobs (like, I would guess building cars) are morally superior to other jobs (like designing CPUs or building yachts, I would guess), and therefore the morally inferior jobs should be eliminated and those people be shepherded into morally superior work.
  • Looks Great in Sunshine

    Can't help thinking that when it rains, they'll need 14,200 umbrellas.