As we know, Apple has always been a very closed company. She never allowed fans / visitors to take tours of her campus, limited to having a store (the famous Apple Company Store) for those who make it a point to pass in 1 Infinite Loop do not leave shaking hands.
Currently this shop (which sells unique things that can only be found there, such as T-shirts, mugs, pens and other souvenirs with the Ma logo) is closed, so everything we can do to pass in front of the campus and take some pictures .
A new company campus is being built in Cupertino, but initially Apple had not expressed an interest in increasing this contact with the public, stating that there were no plans to create a space for visitors. But, apparently, that idea has changed.
According to Silicon Valley Business Journal which has gone through the documents that Apple sent to the Cupertino city hall, the company does plan to build a visitor center entitled to an Apple Store, a cafeteria and an observation deck located on the top floor of the center, which will have It is a great view of the main spaceship-shaped building.
According to the plans, we will have a structure with glass walls covered by a carbon fiber roof with long eaves and large skylights. The cafeteria is about 220m, while the Apple Store is approximately 940m. Visitors will have 684 spaces to park their cars and elevators to take everyone to the center, which will be open from 7 am to 7 pm on weekdays, and from 9 am to 7 pm on weekends.
The idea of this visitor center, according to the documents, is to create “a public image of the Apple Campus 2 which will reflect Apple's business and design practices”.
Having a visitor center will definitely be something incredible for us, brand enthusiasts. The icing on the cake, however, will be the Apple Store. Any doubts that it will serve as a meeting point in the company's launches? What's more, as Robert Lawson Brown (enthusiast and member of the Silicon Valley Macintosh user group) spoke very well, we will most likely see Tim Cook and company taking part in these launches, with promotional photos contemplating the Apple Campus 2 in the background.
The Apple Campus 2 should be ready by the end of 2016 / beginning of 2017. And the participants of the MM Tour are grateful!