Apple’s New $5 billion UFO-like Headquarters

If you thought that Steve Job’s legacy was only left on the gadgets you can touch, the suave design of the electronic contraptions that make your multi-media world fun and innovative, think again.

The video above is a touching tribute to the man who ALSO envisioned what will soon come to be the world’s fifth most expensive building and quite possibly the world’s coolest office.

The Apple Campus 2 trophy headquarters is spinning into completion in Cupertino, California.

And in Silicon Valley it’s referred to as the spaceship.

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The main building is a ring-shaped, four-storied structure that looks like a huge spaceship. The site covers 176 acres, or about the size of 100 soccer fields.

At over 1,500 feet, the main building is greater in diameter than the Empire State Building is tall, and wider than the Pentagon.

More than 3,000 sheets of curved glass cover the main building, which is a perfect circle.

The site will be be powered completely by renewable energy, including solar power and biofuels. Around 80 percent of the site is green space, complete with jogging and cycling trails.

Some 13,000 Apple employees will work at the new headquarters, which has seven different cafes. A thousand bicycles will be available for staff to get around the campus, which will be planted with 7,000 trees.

The campus will have a 1,000-seat auditorium, a 100,000-square-foot fitness center, and 300,000 square feet of research and development facilities.

Parking garages above and below ground have space for about 14,000 vehicles, while a visitor center offers views over the entire campus.

The total cost to build the Apple Campus 2 is estimated to be $5 billion. That figure is equal to around 2 percent of the company’s $215 billion in total cash reserves as of January 2016, according to Macworld.

Also read: Channeling Steve Jobs, Apple seeks design perfection at new ‘spaceship’ campus