The epicenter of global technology is about to move! Apple park or as its officially called ‘apples new mega-campus’, is opening before the new year in Cupertino, California.
Big tech companies have been making their smart products grow in size and variety. Starting at the classic music players, then to smartphones, smart tablets, smart televisions, smart boards, and finally apple is making a smart oasis. Not referring to Noel and Liam though. I’m referring to Cupertino’s technological oasis that consists of vast meadows with over two miles of cycling and walking paths, spots of drought-resistant trees and an access tunnel which has a small forest planted on top to space yourself from the outside world. Apart from the main doughnut-shaped building, there are many other facilities, including a visitors center, a fitness gym, a theatre named after the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, found in the center of this epicenter.
Now just to place a sense of the scale of this mega campus, although mega is a scale in itself. The main building is wider than the Pentagon, has a larger diameter as the empire state building is tall and the overall plot could fit more than 100 football fields inside it. Yet this space is not put to waste, with over 1300 employees planned to work there, each has to have access to 7 different cafes. They don’t even have to worry about parking, the park has 14,000 spaces in its giant, solar energy producing parking lot. And if they want to take a break from all this tech and get some fresh air they can take advantage of their surroundings and grab one of the 1,000 freely accessible bicycles and take a tour of the park where they can take a breath of fresh air filtered by over 7,000 trees.
Now. This park isn’t just a green oasis because it filters a bit of air through all its trees, it is also 100% reliable on green energy meaning that all the energy comes from the solar panels on the parking lot roof and the long stretch of solar panels covering the roof of the main building. And you may be thinking that this must seem like a fortune to produce, and it is. Costing at approximately five billion US dollars to apple, which is surprisingly only two percent of the companies savings!
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