In this month, Ma open the doors of Apple Park for the first employees to start working in their new home. The work itself will not be finished now I risk saying that we will see everything ~ 100% completed only in the second semester. Meanwhile, they keep popping up on campus-related information that, at the very least, impresses.
One of them refers to the space dedicated to parking for cars. There are only 11,000 vacancies for 14,000 people who will work on campus. When converting spaces to square meters, we have 30,193m dedicated to cars versus 29,543m for employees. This, however, is not something deliberated by Apple but by rules imposed by the Cupertino City Hall.
According to the The Economist, Cupertino has specific requirements for each type of building. If a construction company wants to create an apartment building, for example, it must provide two parking spaces for each apartment (one of which is covered). In the case of Apple Park, the account was made possible by Ma.
Another imposing factor that draws attention: Apple is buying so many trees to put on campus that it is making life difficult for other companies that are looking for plants for their projects. From what the San Francisco Chronicle, Apple simply wiped out California and Oregon tree stocks. In total, according to Apple, more than 9,000 native, drought-resistant trees will be planted, including fruit trees.
Want an example? In San Francisco, they are building a 21.853m suspended park on the roof of the Transbay Transit Center. Adam Greenspan and Patrick Trollip, who are supplying trees for the project, said that it is simply impossible to buy them and Apple's fault.
I venture to say that Apple Park, at least until today, must have been the most daring and difficult project to be carried out by Apple.
(via AppleInsider, MacRumors)