Apple’s new Campus 2 headquarters is expected to open in early 2018, according to Mashable.
USA (Next Media) – Apple’s new Campus 2 headquarters is expected to open in early 2018, according to Mashable.
The main building is a ring-shaped, four-storied structure that looks like a huge spaceship. The site covers 176 acres, or about the size of 100 soccer fields.
At over 1,500 feet, the main building is greater in diameter than the Empire State Building is tall, and wider than the Pentagon.
More than 3,000 sheets of curved glass cover the main building, which is a perfect circle.
The site will be be powered completely by renewable energy, including solar power and biofuels. Around 80 percent of the site is green space, complete with jogging and cycling trails.
Some 13,000 Apple employees will work at the new headquarters, which has seven different cafes. A thousand bicycles will be available for staff to get around the campus, which will be planted with 7,000 trees.
The campus will have a 1,000-seat auditorium, a 100,000-square-foot fitness center, and 300,000 square feet of research and development facilities.
Parking garages above and below ground have space for about 14,000 vehicles, while a visitor center offers views over the entire campus.
The total cost to build the Apple Campus 2 is estimated to be $5 billion. That figure is equal to around 2 percent of the company’s $215 billion in total cash reserves as of January 2016, according to Macworld.
The Apple Campus 2 will be the world’s fifth most expensive building and quite possibly the world’s coolest office.