Apple’s ‘spaceship’ Campus 2 to feature visitor’s center with observation deck, cafe and store

“Yes, Apple Inc. has a well-deserved reputation for National Security Agency-like secrecy,” Nathan Donato-Weinstein reports for Silicon Valley Business Journal. “But worry not, Mac fans: You’ll will still be able to gaze lovingly upon the ultra-sleek new Cupertino ‘Spacehip’ campus — no drones required.”

“Buried in city documents filed this spring are previously unreported plans for a new visitor’s center — complete with a store and viewing platform,” Donato-Weinstein reports. “Apple’s 2013 approvals for the massive project included the ability for Apple to build a visitor’s center, but a detailed project description had not been submitted until April.”

“The project will ‘give visitors of Apple Campus 2 the opportunity to see the Main Building from the rooftop observation deck,’ Apple wrote in a planning document,” Donato-Weinstein reports. “The plans show a super-modern glass-walled structure topped by a carbon-fiber roof with extended eaves, punctuated by large skylights. On the ground floor: A 2,386-square-foot cafe and 10,114-square-foot store ‘which allows visitors to view and purchase the newest Apple products.’ Stairs and elevators take visitors to the roof level, about 23 feet up. There, they’ll be able to behold the multi-billion-dollar campus, a kind of monument to the late co-founder Steve Jobs and Apple’s tremendous money machine.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Ah, Mecca. This sounds like a sort of super-sized version of Apple’s current Company Store — the original Apple Employee store located at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino (which is, BTW, the only place in the world that sells official Apple logo t-shirts, caps and accessories) and which has been “closed for renovation” since June 15th.

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