“Apple’s new campus has received significant attention during its development phase, from design renderings to blueprints to aerial footage captured by drones,” Mashable reports. “Apple has shared with Mashable exclusive details and photos of its new corporate offices, including the theater that will serve as the venue for future Apple product launches.”

“While we’ve been hearing about the design of the campus and its facilities for nearly five years, installation of the massive, curved glass panels that surround the Main Building’s spaceship-like design is about 33% complete,” Mashable reports. “Overall construction is projected to wrap by the end of this year, with the opening scheduled for 2017.”

“While more details about Apple’s Main Building, which will house about 13,000 employees, have trickled out in the last year, little has been revealed around the ‘Theatre’ until now — and yes, that’s the name and spelling used internally by Apple during its development,” Mashable reports. “The 120,000-square-foot Theatre, with a capacity of 1,000 seats, is a subterranean auditorium, but that’s not to say it doesn’t make a statement from the outside. Designed by U.K.-based architect firm Foster+Partner [sic Foster + Partners], the cylinder-shaped lobby can be seen at ground level and doesn’t have any columns. Instead, the space is open, encased by glass and will have stairs down to the event hall.”

The roof of Apple's new "Theatre" suspended in mid-air (photo via mashable)

The roof of Apple’s new “Theatre” suspended in mid-air (photo via mashable)

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