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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
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    Default 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 take for them to find me. If ever.

    Source: Mac Observer
    Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 08-16-2011 at 03:55 PM.

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    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.
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    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.

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    And most of the casinos in Las Vegas could swallow up the renderings of what the apple place could look like. so what.

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    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?
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    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

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    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...

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    Didn't realise that silhouette was the Empire State Building - I thought it was supposed to be Thunderbird 1...

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    Hey can i come with you to the courtyard?
    If you need help modding your wii, im the person to ask.

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    woah.

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    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.

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    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

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