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Apple’s new headquarters: it’s big – but not that big
While it is true that Apple currently hold more cash reserves than the United States government (latest figures from the US Treasury Department show that the country has an operating cash balance of $73.7bn (£45.3bn). Apple’s most recent financial results put its reserves at $76.4bn); reports that Apple’s new headquarters will be bigger than the Pentagon appear wide of the mark.
The Mac Observer’s John Martellaro calculated that Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ HQ, located in Cupertino, Silicon Valley, would easily accommodate the Pentagon’s new building, but in fact it is 94 feet smaller (see chart) and the Pentagon has double the office space and houses twice as many workers.
Well, you can’t have everything.
Built by Foster + Partners, ARUP North America and Kier & Wright, Apple’s new facility is pretty impressive all the same and will house 13,000 employees and includes a massive auditorium and a large research facility. It is scheduled to open in 2015.
Pictures of plans for the Apple building released by Cupertino council are below.