Apple employees will begin moving into a new campus in Cupertino, California this month.
The new Apple headquarters, named Apple Park, is a single ring, about a mile in diameter, set in a large campus that will be covered in plants and trees.
Late Apple CEO Steve Jobs once said that the new campus was “a shot at building the best office building in the world.”
It will house 13,000 employees on over 2.8 million square feet of office space. Apple employees will enjoy fruit trees, a massive fitness center, and a workspace that’s been carefully overseen by Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer.
The Apple HQ has been compared to a UFO and the Pentagon — and after about $US5 billion in costs, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, it’s ready to open.
Here’s a look at Apple Park over the past five years, and what still needs to be done:
Steve Jobs originally announced the plans for Apple Park at a Cupertino city council meeting in 2011. It ended up being his last public appearance.
'It's a little like a spaceship landed,' Jobs said. Watch the entire video -- it's a little bit like an iPhone launch:
Apple Park is right down the street from Apple's current campus, Infinite Loop, and is significantly larger.
This is the most detailed depiction of where everything is located. Note the fairly large fitness center in the northwest corner of the lot, the ample parking near the freeway, and the corporate auditorium with direct access from the road.