- Apple Park, the tech giant's 2.8 million-square-foot "spaceship" campus complex in Cupertino, CA, will open in April, according to an Apple press release.
- Building construction and landscaping will continue on the 175-acre office complex while 12,000 employees begin the estimated six-month move-in process.
- The campus was originally scheduled to open in 2015, but the permitting process, as well as Apple's hyper-attention to detail, delayed completion for two years, according to Reuters.
The company's only response to delays has been to say that it approached the construction and design of the campus just as it would have for the iPhone — with painstaking consideration of every detail.
The ringed structure boasts the largest pieces of curved glass in the world and features a $160 million auditorium, a $70 million wellness center and a 60,000-square-foot cafeteria. The campus will be surrounded by 7,000 trees, and the 30-acre core will provide employees with a park-like setting with walking trails and a pond. The campus will use solar energy and biofuels to power its operations and will also take advantage of a natural ventilation system that will eliminate the need for traditional mechanical cooling and heating systems for 75% of the year.
In addition to design delays, another hurdle the company faced during construction was a change in construction management. The joint venture of Skanska USA and DPR Construction was replaced with Atlanta's Holder Construction, but Apple has never discussed publicly what led to the mid-project switch.