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- Employees keep walking into the glass walls and doors at Apple’s new “spaceship” headquarters in California, which opened in January.
- Apple has had to make at least three calls to emergency services because people keep potentially concussing themselves, according to transcripts obtained by The San Francisco Chronicle.
- Apple’s campus cost $5 billion and its construction was spearheaded by design chief Jony Ive.
- The company removed Post-It notes left by employees to mark out the glass doors and walls, claiming they detracted from the building’s design.
Apple employees have had to make at least three emergency services calls since moving into the company’s new “spaceship” campus in Cupertino, California.
Apple Park is Apple’s new headquarters and has been open since January. It can house thousands of employees, and mainly comprises a futuristic, circular building that is made almost entirely from glass. The campus cost $5 billion (£3.6 billion) and its construction was headed up by Apple’s design chief Jony Ive.
Reports emerged over the last month that employees who have moved into the new building have one major issue: They can’t see where the glass doors and walls are and keep walking into them.
They have tried to get around the issue by marking walls with Post-It notes, but Apple removed the bits of paper and claimed they detracted from the building’s design.
The result? Several worried calls from Apple Park about employees who had injured themselves and might have concussion. You can read sections of the transcripts below, and the full transcripts are available to read at The San Francisco Chronicle:
Apple has form on malfunctioning architecture. It had to redesign the roof of its Chicago store after cold weather resulted in icicles. The same store also had to dim its lights at night because birds kept flying into the glass walls.
Here’s part of a transcript of a call made on January 1, obtained by The San Francisco Chronicle:
Dispatcher: Are you with the patient now?
Caller: No, I am not with the patient. We are trying to have a security unit call in right now so I connect you over.
Dispatcher: How old is the patient?
Caller: Late 20s.
Dispatcher: Is the patient male or female?
Dispatcher: Is he awake?
Caller: He is conscious.
Dispatcher: Is he breathing?
Caller: That we do not know. Yes, yes, he’s conscious and breathing.
Dispatcher: Let me go ahead here and update the paramedics. When did this happen?
Caller: It happened around five minutes ago. Around 12:05.
Dispatcher: Is there any serious bleeding?
Caller: Yes, from the head.
Dispatcher: Is he completely alert?