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- A YouTube video recently spotted by The Loop’s Dave Mark gives a tour of Apple’s “spaceship” headquarters in Cupertino, California.
- The campus was finished in 2018 and cost about $5 billion to construct.
- Most of it is closed to the public, except for the visitor center and the Steve Jobs Theater, where press events are held.
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Apple Park, the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, that was completed last year, has a circular, futuristic design that’s instantly recognizable and often called the “spaceship.”
The public rarely gets to see inside, though, and visitors are allowed only in certain areas.
The headquarters, which cost Apple $5 billion, has a visitor center and store for tourists looking to check out the campus or buy official Apple apparel and merchandise available only there.
The Steve Jobs Theater, a circular building next to the “spaceship” portion of the campus, offers 360-degree views thanks to its all-glass walls. A marble staircase inside leads to an underground auditorium, where at least once a year reporters are invited to see the next Apple products announced.
The large, doughnut-shaped ring of Apple Park is the main building where some 12,000 employees work.
The campus is also eco-friendly, blurring the line between indoors and outdoors with four-story glass windows, large orchards that supply fruit for the cafeterias, and solar panels on the roof.
The building is even designed to resist earthquakes, according to Jony Ive, Apple’s former design chief, who told The New York Times in June that he and former CEO Steve Jobs considered natural-disaster protection essential.