• Michelle Hebert

Apple's Apple Park open for an Apple Event

Apple’s Apple Park opened for the first time during a press conference. The Apple Park was a passion project for Steve Jobs that is coming to life. CNN reported that Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook stated, "Apple Park has been built to reflect Apple's values, both for technology and the environment."

Reporters and special guests were invited to the campus for a press conference announcing the newest Apple products. The actual presentation took place in Steve Job’s 1,000 seat underground theater, which has amazing cell service, according to CNN. Reporters were not allowed to roam around and explore the main building, but rumors have said the building will have an open floor to encourage collaboration on work.

The Apple Park is Apple’s newest campus, and it is 175 acres, according to the Economic Times. The campus is in Cupertino, California. The building located on the campus is in the shape of a three-dimensional ring. Large panels of curved glass cover the building, and the roof is made of 17 megawatts of solar panels, the Economic Times reported. The campus will run entirely on renewable energy, according to Apple.

The huge, three-dimensional, ring-shaped building is almost completely hidden from passing traffic. Trees that are just in the right spot are the reason that this is true, and the greenery on the campus helps to give it a park feel. “This truly makes Apple Park feel like a park,” the Daily Mail stated.