14 Facts About Apple Park


Apple Park is the corporate headquarters of Apple Inc, located in Cupertino, California, United States.

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Purchases of the needed properties were made through the company Hines Interests, which in at least some cases did not disclose the fact that Apple Park was the ultimate buyer; Philip Mahoney, a partner with a local commercial real estate brokerage, noted that this is common practice in attempts to arrange the purchase of contiguous land made up of multiple parcels with separate owners, in order to keep costs from skyrocketing and not reveal the company's plans to competitors.

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Until April 2008, Apple Park had not sought the necessary permits to begin construction, so it was estimated that the project would not be ready in 2010 as originally proposed; however, the buildings on the site were held by Apple Park for its operations.

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In November 2010 the San Jose Mercury News revealed that Apple Park had bought an additional 98 acres no longer used by HP Inc, just north across Pruneridge Ave.

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Apple Park has had a presence in Cupertino since 1977, which is why the company decided to build in the area rather than move to a cheaper, distant location.

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Apple Park created life-size mock-ups of all parts of the building to analyze any design issues.

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All interior wood used for furniture was harvested from a certain species of maple, with Apple Park working with construction companies from 19 countries for designs and materials.

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In recent years, Apple Park started launching care clinics in Santa Clara County to provide accessible healthcare and promote healthy behaviors right in the company's workplace.

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Apple Park Developer Center is a two-story structure across the street from Apple Park Visitor Center.

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Apple Park's headhunters tracked down Muffly in 2010 after Jobs recognized the quality of the oak trees near the Stanford Dish and asked staff to find the arborist who was caring for them.

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Apple Park's team went so far as to search abandoned Christmas tree farms, and Apple bought one at Yermo in the Mojave Desert.

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Land that Apple Park purchased for the campus came with an old barn that was built in 1916 by John Leonard using redwood planks.

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Design of the Apple Park campus has been called the "ultimate example" of suburban office parks, which have been in decline as companies seek to relocate to urban areas with better transit, bicycle, and pedestrian access.

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Apple Park received some criticism for the perceived extravagance of its new headquarters, as well as its perfectionist approach to its design and construction.

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