“Apple would like to build this enormous, environmentally-friendly building by 2015. Instead of the typical “office park” model where various departments get their own structures, Apple is committed to putting all 12,000 employees under a single roof. A roof designed by British architect Norman Foster,” Parrish reports. “Foster is widely regarded as one of the best architects in the modern world, with dozens of famous structures under his belt including London’s bullet-shaped skyscraper at 30 St. Mary Axe and Wembley Stadium. Foster also did the massive one-and-a-half mile long Millau Viaduct in southern France.”
Parrish reports, “The new Apple campus would be four stories tall, and would be completely walled in with curved glass — which is not an easy feat. The ‘green’ building would supplant the current HP campus, and return a great deal of the land to nature.”
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