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Have a Look at the Nearly Complete Apple Park from the Eye of a Drone

Apple Park, the futuristic headquarters of Apple in Cupertino, California is almost complete. Have a look at the futuristic building and lushly landscaped grounds from this 'drone's-eye-view video'


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The futuristic Apple headquarters, Apple Park is almost complete. Drone pilot Matthew Roberts has put together a tour around the almost completed facility - and it looks impressive. The massive ring-shaped building is now home to some of its expected 12,000 employees. The Visitor Center is the only part of the master plan open to non-employees where Apple fans have been invited to. The smaller building will host those curious to see what life at Apple HQ is like. Tea and coffee are available on the roof deck and you can shop exclusive Apple products in the store below.

The site’s 9000 trees have almost all been planted and the central feature of the whole park, a circle shaped pool, has been filled with water. While it will take some time for the huge swathes of vegetation to settle in and grow up, the campus already has a feeling of a green oasis. Apple Park was a particularly special project for Steve Jobs who had a vision of a workplace that was integrated with nature. It was reportedly his idea to fill in the inner ring of the building with orchards of fruit trees. Jobs described the building before his death saying: "It's got a gorgeous courtyard in the middle, and a lot more. It's a circle, so it's curved all the way round. This is not the cheapest way to build something. Every pane of glass in the main building will be curved. We have a shot, at building the best office building in the world. I really do think that architecture students will come here to see it."

 

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