With under a month left in construction, the Apple Park is in its final stages. This fresh drone tour of the new facility flies over its 175 acres in Cupertino, California. Employees will start moving into the building in April, according to the company. Apple Park will house over 12,000 employees, and phasing everyone in is expected to take six months.
Apple Park is largely designed with the memory of Steve Jobs in mind. Jobs, who died in October 2011, championed Apple’s innovation and efficiency.
“Steve’s vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time with us. He intended Apple Park to be the home of innovation for generations to come,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The workspaces and parklands are designed to inspire our team as well as benefit the environment. We’ve achieved one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world and the campus will run entirely on renewable energy.”
Apple Park boasts quite a few energy-efficient innovations, including extensive solar paneling over all of its buildings. Currently, Apple plans on having 17 megawatts of rooftop solar, making it one of the largest single-site solar operations in the world. You can see during the flyover that more panels are still to be put in place.
The company’s new campus features a massive theater dedicated to Jobs. Apple Park will also include running trails and walks for employees, an Apple Store and a cafe both open to the public.
Via Matthew Roberts