The new canopy of trees soars skyward, the curved-glass windows shimmer, and it’s move-in time at Apple Park.
Apple’s new 175-acre campus, a dream of co-founder Steve Jobs, is much more than office space for the world’s most valuable company: it’s a jaw-dropping piece of iconic architecture, visible from space, globally renowned, masterfully designed, and crouching like an exquisite beast in the shadows of Interstate 280.
Over the coming weeks and months, as many as 12,000 employees will drive, bus or bike to the Park for the very first time, scope out their workspaces, and then get back to the business of creating the kinds of gadgets and services that have already seduced several generations of Earthlings.
Here is a by-the-numbers look at Apple Park:
Six: number of months it will take to move in all employees
175: campus size, in acres
One: circumference of the campus, in miles
2,800,000: the spaceship-like building’s size, in square feet
5,000,000: number of square feet of asphalt and concrete that Apple has replaced with grassy fields and trees
9,000: native and drought-resistant trees planted on the site
Two: miles of walking and running paths
100,000: employees’ fitness center, in square feet
17: megawatts of power from rooftop solar panels, making it one of the world’s largest on-site solar energy installations
1,000: seats in the Steve Jobs Theater where future product launches will be held
One: how many miles to the east Apple Park sits from Apple’s One Infinite Loop campus
Four: number of…
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