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Futuristic Apple 'spaceship' headquarters to open in April


The first employees will soon start moving to the new campus, parts of which will also be open to the public.
Apple CEO Tim Cook shows off an image of the company’s new campus.
The spaceship has landed.
Apple’s new headquarters — or the spaceship, as it’s been called — will open in April, a couple years later than originally planned.
Apple Park is the last product from co-founder Steve Jobs , who died October 5, 2011, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. The famously detail-oriented leader had envisioned Apple’s new headquarters as a beacon of innovation and a place for the company’s employees to continue their efforts to release groundbreaking products. Apple’s has ballooned since its early years, and it has outgrown its current offices at 1 Infinite Loop, which holds about 2,800 employees.
The new site has at its heart a ring-shaped, 2.8 million-square-foot building clad in glass. Jobs compared the building to a “spaceship” when he proposed the development to the Cupertino City Council in 2011. The idea was certainly outside the norm for corporate headquarters, and Jobs’ intense interest in design had an obvious influence on the architecture. He had planned for the complex to open in 2015.
In memory of Apple’s late co-founder, the new campus will include a 1,000-seat auditorium called the Steve Jobs Theater.

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