In addition to announcing that their new headquarters will open in April, sooner than expected, Apple revealed today the company’s new 175-acre, 2.8 million-square-foot campus will honor one of its cofounders, Steve Jobs, with a new theater named after the iconic CEO.
Scheduled to open later this year, a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder (165 feet in diameter), which will support a metallic carbon-fiber roof, will highlight the 1,000-seat theater. The contemporary structure will be built on top of one of the highest hills at Apple Park.
“Steve invested so much of his energy creating and supporting vital, creative environments. We have approached the design, engineering and making of our new campus with the same enthusiasm and design principles that characterize our products,” said Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, in a press release regarding the new campus. “We have been extremely fortunate to be able to work closely, over many years, with the remarkable architectural practice Foster + Partners.”
The new theater will be christened the Steve Jobs Theater. The new headquarters, costing roughly $5 billion, will be called Apple Park.
Job would have turned 62 this Friday.
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