For other Apple campuses, see Apple campus (disambiguation).

Apple Park in Cupertino.

Apple Park, also known as Apple Campus 2, is the new headquarters of Apple Inc. in Cupertino, California. Opened in April 2017, it is less then 2 miles to the east of the previous headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop.

Design

The Steve Jobs Theater in 2017.

Designed under the direction of late co-founder Steve Jobs, the ring-shaped main building has a diameter of 1,512 feet (461 m). The roof is covered with solar panels that generates 17 megawatts of power. The campus can accommodate over 12,000 employees and operates on 100% renewable energy.[1]

The Steve Jobs Theater, located just outside of the main ring, is used to host Apple Special Events and annual shareholders meetings.[2][3] Only the visitor center at 10600 North Tantau Avenue, which also functions as an Apple retail store, is open to the public.[4]

History

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Steve Jobs Presents to the Cupertino City Council (6 7 11)

Apple Park occupies Hewlett-Packard's former manufacturing campus in Cupertino. HP announced in July 2010 that it would consolidate its staff into its Palo Alto headquarters, potentially affecting the local tax base and businesses. On June 7, 2011, with only months left to live, Jobs personally lobbied the Cupertino City Council to approve the construction of Apple's new campus on the site. Jobs revealed that Apple had acquired office buildings and adjacent properties vacated by HP.[5][6]

References

  1. Apple's headquarters, facilities now powered by 100 percent renewable energy by Andrea Miller, ABC News. 2018-40-12.
  2. The incredible architectural secrets of Steve Jobs Theater by Lance Ulanoff, Mashable. 2017-09-14.
  3. File:Steve Jobs Theater - Auditorium.jpg by Justin Ormont, Wikimedia Commons. 2018-02-13.
  4. Here are all the details on Apple Park, the company’s massive new spaceship campus. Fast Company (February 22, 2017). Retrieved on May 16, 2017.
  5. HP announces plan to move out of Cupertino by Matthew Wilson, San Jose Mercury News. 2010-07-22.
  6. Steve Jobs Presents to the Cupertino City Council (6 7 11) by City of Cupertino, YouTube. 2011-06-07.

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