The project that Steve Jobs left as a legacy to the world is almost over, only a few months to complete. The project’s completion date was scheduled for the first quarter of 2017, but in reality, there is still a lot to be done and the Apple Park building will still need a few months until it is fully finalized as idealized and stipulated.
At the end of this last April and early May, crucial dates for the project, the images show that there is still much to do.
The approximately 71 hectares of land will be covered by several buildings, the central circular building of 4 floors and what more land will occupy, more precisely 260,000 square meters. Other buildings, such as the “Steve Jobs Theater”, are key parts for the inauguration to be made, because according to various sources of information linked to Apple, the next iPhone will be presented in this building.
In the images, we can see that on the ground, there are still several construction equipment around many buildings, even around the central ring. The images, by Matthew Roberts, reveal that there is still work to be done on the solar panels that cover the entire central building, which will be the site of about 13,000 employees.
Another much talked about issue is the delay in the intention to plant about 9 thousand trees, many of them fruit trees, were chosen trees like apple trees, pigeons, apricots and cherry trees. The arid area on the surrounding terrain, little or nothing still shows the level of vegetation. However, with a well thought out space for green areas, leisure and stroll, just as Steve Jobs ambitioned, certainly until the launch of iPhone, the 10th anniversary, everything planned will be realized.
Apple has already announced that part of the building will be ready to host 1 Infinity Loop workers, and in the draft submitted in 2013, the month of entry is the month of April, and Apple may already be to achieve this deadline.
The buildings, in terms of energy terms, will be fully autonomous, being 100% supplied by renewable energy, making it one of the most energy efficient buildings in the world. The solar panels installed on the roof of the campus can generate 16 megawatts of power, enough to provide 75% of energy during the daytime peak. The other 4 megawatts will be generated on-site using Bloom Energy Server fuel cells, which are fueled by biofuel or natural gas. The air will flow freely between the interior and exterior of the building, thus providing natural ventilation and avoiding the need for air conditioning systems for at least 9 months of the year.