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Apple Park Aerial Photography
The new Apple Park or aka “The Spaceship” is a pretty impressive landscape, structure and piece of architecture to say the least. Was honored to be asked to shoot the new Facebook Frank Gehry HQ awhile back, so was fun to be able to shoot the new Apple HQ (Not asked to, personal shoot!)
Some interesting facts from Wikipedia.
The new Apple Park “The Spaceship” houses more than 12,000 employees in one central four-storied circular building of approximately 2,800,000 square feet (260,000 square meters).
Apple Park is the fourth-most-expensive building in the world by total construction cost (≈ 5 billion US$).
The entire complex may eventually be powered entirely from renewable energy. The park is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world.
The solar panels installed on the roof of the campus can generate 17 megawatts of power, sufficient to power 75% during peak daytime, and making it one of the biggest solar roofs of the world.
There are 9,000 trees on the Apple Park campus, of 309 varieties of indigenous species. The planted trees are Oak savanna, Oak wood, and fruit trees including apricot, apple, plum, cherry and persimmon.
An additional 15 acres (6 ha) are used for a native California grassland. Among the apple varieties represented are Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Gravenstein, and Pink Lady, but the McIntosh is notably absent.
Parking is located both underground and in two large parking structures (Seen in picture 1) accommodating approximately 14,200 employees. Cupertino regulations required a minimum of 11,000 parking spaces, 700 of which have electric vehicle charging stations.
Architect: Norman Foster
Photography by Toby Harriman on June 6, 2018, from a helicopter.