Apple has announced that its new 175-acre campus, simply dubbed Apple Park, will begin operation in April. The heart of the campus, located in Cupertino, California, is a massive ring-shaped main building, a 2.8 million-square-foot structure covered with the world’s largest panels of curved glass. Apple Park will also house a visitor’s center with a full Apple Store and cafe, a fitness center for employees, auxiliary research buildings, underground parking structures, a cafeteria, and the Steve Jobs Theater. Named after the late Apple CEO, the 1,000-seat auditorium is situated atop a hill and features an entrance in the form of a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder, measuring 165 feet in diameter and topped with a metallic carbon-fiber roof. While Apple’s 12,000 employees will begin moving into their new headquarters in April, the process is expected to take over six months, and the construction of the various buildings and parklands is scheduled to continue throughout the summer.

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