Dave Lawler May 14, 2017
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Apple's futuristic new campus part of a Silicon Valley trend

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Apple is beginning to move employees to its futuristic new headquarters, which cost an estimated $5billion and is the latest example of tech's "newfound love for splashy architecture," the Wall St Journal reports.

  • Per WSJ: "the 2.8-million-square-foot circular building... resembles a spaceship. It features a seamless, curved-glass exterior and a theater architects said was designed to look like a MacBook Air" and was the combined effort of more than 100 architects.
  • Other examples: "Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc. have tapped top architects Frank Gehry and Bjarke Ingels for expansions, Amazon is building giant glass globes containing an indoor forest in Seattle."