Apple employees are slowly moving into the massive spaceship campus, which is estimated to have cost the company around $5 billion. But now a report by US-based online remodelling marketplace Buildzoom gives an estimated breakdown of the various features of the campus. Also Read - iPhone 11 selling with more than Rs 8,000 discount in India, but for a limited periodAlso Read - Apple App store removes this popular dating app for spreading misinformation
Buildzoom obtained building permits of 15 major structures inside Apple s spaceship campus. As per the numbers in the permits, the whole thing is believed to have cost Apple approximately $1.1 billion (approximately Rs 7,521 crores). Of this, the most expensive is the main building itself that cost $427,570,867 (Rs 2,785 crores approximately) to build. This was followed by the Steve Jobs theater where this year s iPhones were unveiled, which cost about $179,437,885 (Rs 1,168 crores approximately). Also Read - Apple adds UPI, RuPay, net banking on App Store: How to add new payment methods
The breakdown further reveals that Apple spent around $360,000 on the Glendenning Barn, $7,500,000 on the Wolfe Reception Building, $1,955,000 on the Maintenance Building, and around $35,636,124 on the Central Plant. Further expenses include $11,500,000 for the Tantau Reception Building, $994,000 for the Marcom Building cost, and $115,370,380 for the Office Building. Lastly, the Visitor Center, which is set to open later this year, cost $109,670,640.
After giving the folks at WIRED a tour earlier this year, the media attending the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X launch too got to experience the spaceship campus firsthand. Apart from the circular building itself, the campus has a host of interesting features like a 100,000 square-feet gym, 9,000 trees, and an air-conditioning system that focusses on natural ventilation.
Not everyone seems to be happy about the futuristic campus though. Reports from earlier in the year claimed that employees were largely not happy about moving to the new campus. Most of the issues reported were around the open floor plan, where quite a few Apple engineers were not too thrilled about working at long tables with others.