“As the doughnut-shaped main building of Apple Campus 2 enters its final year of construction, contractors are starting to talk,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“What’s got them buzzing is not so much the scale of the building — a $5 billion glass-and-steel ring roughly the size of the Pentagon — but the exacting construction standards they are being asked to meet,” P.E.D. reports. “‘There were many meetings when the Apple representative would pick up your [iPhone] and say: ‘That’s what we’re building” one contractor that has worked on the project told Business Insider. ‘What that means is — if you look at the phone, there’s the sheen on the phone, there’s the bevel on the phone, there’s how much shine they have… every piece of that phone is engineered, and the building is the same way.'”
Read more, including tales of Steve Jobs’ demands for quality Campus 2 construction, in the full article here.
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