austin-campus

Alongside building its far more famous spaceship campus in Cupertino, Apple has also been busy expanding its main U.S. operations campus in Austin, Texas – with four of the planned seven buildings now open. The Austin-based American-Statesman got to do a photo tour of the facility.

We first reported on Apple’s $304M plans all the way back in 2012, with the first employees moving in two years later. This is our first look inside the latest stage of the development … 

The campus is set amid 38 acres of wooded land off Research Boulevard in Northwest Austin, and will – when completed – house around 7,000 employees.

When the California-based technology giant completes the campus in 2016, it will include seven limestone-and-glass office buildings with a combined 1.1 million square feet of space with restaurants, smoothie and coffee bars along with a full-scale gym with two saunas and a spa-like wellness center with services including medical, dental and eye care, acupuncture and massage.

In return for tax breaks worth $35M, Apple agreed to spend $282M on new buildings and equipment in Austin over the next ten years, to retain 3,100 existing jobs and to create more than 3,600 new ones. Apple says it is well ahead of hiring projections.

Check out the full set over at American-Statesman.

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