Workers prepare to plant one of 3,000 different trees that will line the new campus, which is over a mile in diameter. Roughly 80 percent of the campus will be green space and include several varieties of fruit trees.
At 2.8 million square feet, the solar-powered campus will house 13,000 employees and includes a 120,000-square-foot subterranean auditorium that can seat 1,000. In addition, it’ll also boast a 60,000-square-foot restaurant and a massive 20,000-car parking lot.
Just recently, Apple installed the glass panels for the atrium of the main building, which will be used as a cafeteria for employees. Along with the cafeteria, there will be vast outdoor eating spaces covered with greenery native to California.
The floor-to-ceiling doors of the atrium are each made from 10 glass pieces and are similar to the giant glass doors that were introduced in Apple’s San Francisco Apple Store. The doors open an entire side of the building to let in light and air for an outdoor feel.
According to the internal report obtained by MacGeneration, 60 workers have been toiling for five months to tile these curved, gleaming white walls in a single access tunnel.
A worker prepares one of many stainless steel covers that will go on the giant pillars in the employee restaurant. According to MacGeneration, it takes 4 of these to cover an entire column.
A system of suction cups holds up one of the 3,000 glass panels installed at the new campus. Almost 900 of those are curved-glass and require custom-made machines to install.
Photos: Take a look at the inside of Apple’s Campus 2