More than six years after Steve Jobs pitched it to the Cupertino City Council, and more than four after it was given the official go-ahead, Apple Park is officially open.
In a spectacular new drone video shot by drone videographer Duncan Sinfield, the enormous Apple Park campus is shown looking sleek, polished, and ready for business. While landscaping still needs a few finishing touches, much of the large construction equipment has now been removed from the campus as it is no longer needed. Check out Duncan’s amazing video below.
A home fit for a $1 trillion company
According to Reuters, the final cost of the facility likely will come in at around $5 billion, with more than $1 billion allocated for the interior of the main circular building alone.
The venue was first opened to select members of the public last year, when the Steve Jobs Theater was used for the iPhone X unveiling. In November 2017, the site’s visitor center was also opened, although this is not part of the main spaceship campus building.
Apple’s new HQ has received something of a mixed reaction in the press. Wired criticized the new Apple campus for its supposed detrimental impact on its surroundings, while Bloomberg compared the new site to Jobs’ not wholly successful NeXT Computer, calling Apple Campus a hubristic effort.
Nonetheless, it looks pretty darn attractive, and as futuristic as any Apple product in history. Let’s hope that it proves to be a headquarters worthy of what may very well be the first $1 trillion company in history.
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