Apple has been on the cutting edge of computing for the past three decades. But now the billion dollar enterprise has another landmark on the horizon. The tech giant is currently constructing a brand new company headquarters in Cupertino, California which looks like something right out of ‘Star Trek’.
The new campus, named ‘Apple Campus 2’, is slated to be a state-of-the-art facility and has captured the imagination of many of their fans. According to The Daily Mail, one eager fan wanted a sneak peak of how the project is coming along and using Phantom 2 drone decided to check it out. Thanks to his efforts, we get to see the actual building’s base for the very first time.
His capture allows us to see the spaceship-style circular arrangement and its size in relation to nearby buildings. It has been in construction for the last two years and is said to be a culmination of Apple Founder Steve Jobs’ vision. Three years ago Jobs was quoted saying, “We do have a shot at building the best office building in the world. I really do think architecture students will come here to see this”. At the time, the proposed campus was slated to be “the best office building in the world”.
According to The Daily Mail, the new facility will serve as a second home to a staggering 13,000 employees. It will feature jogging and cycling trails with in-house bikes for the staff. It will also have “360-degree curved glass fronted walls and central courtyard as well as a 1000-seater auditorium, a gym and 300,000 square feet of ‘research’ space”. The parking will be underground so as to make way for more lush greenery. It has also been suggested that the glass structure will be fixed to solar panels. Set to be a futuristic and environment-friendly workspace for the people behind the brand, the first phase of construction is expected to be completed by 2016.