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  • Apple's Mothership Campus Could Swallow the Empire State Building


    Apple's new mothership-futuristic-space-circle lair is absolutely gigantic, so gigantic in fact, even the Empire State Building and Pentagon are emasculated.

    A nifty graphic put together by Mac Observer compares, to scale, the size of the iShip Campus to a number of other large buildings, vessels, and blimps. The buildings 1,615 foot diameter bests the Pentagon's diameter of 1,566 feet, and is nearly 400 feet longer than the height of the Empire State Building (1,250 feet).

    The new office building, if you can call it that, includes an auditorium capable of housing 1,000 people, as well as a total building capacity of 13,000 employees. Apparently 2.8 million square feet is a lot of office space.

    Personally I want to sneak in and set up camp in the massive inner-ring courtyard. I wonder how long it would taker them to find me. If ever.

    Source: Mac Observer
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's Mothership Campus Could Swallow the Empire State Building started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      The empire state building contains 2,768,591 square feet of office space. Let us also consider when the Empire State building was built (1930-31) and when this new Apple building is to be built (2015-ish?). It is hardly emasculated by Apple's building, IMO. If we are going to call this emasculation, we may as well call university campuses the same. After all, they too have offices, labs, and other such facilities throughout and I am sure many are far larger than either of these facilities.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      I am not so sure it is such an architechtural achievement to compare to all those old buildings, lets not forget Empire State Building was climbed by King Kong back when the movie is filmed in black and white...
      It is harder to build tall buldings than wide fat one, even if it is shaped like an UFO.
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      And most of the casinos in Las Vegas could swallow up the renderings of what the apple place could look like. so what.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      But will it FLY to conduct super-secret research and development on the moon so that no leaks have the potential to make it back to Earth before their official release date?

      I don't know if this has been answered....but why did they build it in this shape instead of a traditional building style?
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      it could fit inside because there's a giant hole inside! It makes the garden inside the pentagon (which has some funny stories) seem small
    1. szr's Avatar
      szr -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      But will it FLY to conduct super-secret research and development on the moon so that no leaks have the potential to make it back to Earth before their official release date?
      That's no guarantee while Hubble is lurking about...
    1. p9ul's Avatar
      p9ul -
      Didn't realise that silhouette was the Empire State Building - I thought it was supposed to be Thunderbird 1...
    1. BoxNinja's Avatar
      BoxNinja -
      Hey can i come with you to the courtyard?
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      woah.
    1. Xenthis's Avatar
      Xenthis -
      This seems like a waste - why not utilize the center of this "mother-ship" instead of letting it be wasted and used as a courtyard.
    1. phillphill's Avatar
      phillphill -
      Quote Originally Posted by GmAz View Post
      And most of the casinos in Las Vegas could swallow up the renderings of what the apple place could look like. so what.
      They should be downsizing and letting there employees work from home. Who wants to go to such a huge space every day... right