While Apple’s ongoing development of its Campus 2 headquarters has been relatively secretive, Silicon Valley Business Journals today revealed a previously unknown detail about the headquarters. According to documents filed with the city of Cupertino, Apple’s new headquarters will feature a visitor’s center with an observation deck.
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It was already known that Apple’s Campus 2 would not be visible from bordering streets, which seemed to contradict the amount of money and effort Apple was putting into the design of the building. The observation the company is planning, however, will “give visitors of Apple Campus 2 the opportunity to see the Main Building ” of the headquarters.
The observation deck and visitor’s center is a glass structure with a carbon-fiber roof and large skylights. The ground floor holds a 2,386-square-foot cafe, as well as a 10,114-square-foot store. The store will allow “visitors to view and purchase the newest Apple products.” Stairs and elevators will take visitors to the roof level, about 23 feet up, from which they’ll be able to view the campus.
Apple’s goal with its Campus 2 visitor’s center is to “create a public face of the Apple Campus 2 that reflects Apple’s business and design practices, and allows for a long-term presence in Cupertino.” The visitor’s center will be open 7AM to 7PM Monday through Friday and 9AM to 7PM on weekends.
We’ve been keeping track of updates on the site in our continually updated construction progress timeline. In it you’ll find all of the latest drone flyover videos, official aerial shots from the City of Cupertino and Apple, as well as news related to the project.