Covering 175 acres with a radical round ‘spaceship’ design, keeping Apple’s new HQ under wraps was always going to be a tough task.
Now, newly issued planning permits have revealed details of two of its most impressive features – a giant $161m theatre and a $74m gym for staff.
While work on the building, set to open in 2016 continues apace, the details shed new light on exactly what will be inside the spaceship.
‘Given how important Apple’s announcements have become in their product launches, and how large their global audience has become, it’s not surprising that Apple would invest this kind of money in an events center,’ said BuildZoom, which uncovered the permits.
They reveal a 120,000 square foot auditorium and a 100,000 square foot fitness center.
‘Our guess is that the new venue will create an even more magical atmosphere.
‘Meanwhile, it will be easier to avoid mishaps such as the streaming fiasco that occurred at the iPhone 6 announcement’
The spaceship site is currently cordoned off to prevent photos, but several Apple fans have managed to get an aerial view of the building using a GoPro-equipped drone.
It is the latest in a series of videos.
Earlier, the footage was taken by YouTuber, jmcminn, using a GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition and a DJI Phantom 2 drone, which flew from the site’s perimeter and later over the site in Cupertino, California.