Apple Staff Keep Crashing Into Their Glass Walls
The glass walls at Apple's new $6.31 billion headquarters are so clear that the tech giant's staff are walking into them.
Apple has created a brand new spaceship-like headquarters in Silicon Valley, but there is one massive design flaw, some employees keep walking into the fresh glass walls.
The facility cost the tech giant $6.31 billion, and with that much money spent, you would think there would have been enough planning to make sure employees could avoid walking into the 14 meter high glass walls.
Well it turns out there was not, and it is reported that on the opening day of Apple Park, seven people injured themselves by walking into the ‘spaceship glass’. To solve this issue, staff began sticking post-it notes on the glass to help mark their presence, only for Apple to remove them, because they took away from the design aesthetic of the building.
The building has work spaces known as ‘pods’ which house both independent work spaces and social areas, which are supposed to inspire collaboration and inspiration amongst employees.
Architect, Norman Foster, was applauded for bringing the final vision of Steve Jobs to life after his death, but it’s unclear if the employees who are getting minor cuts and bruises from the glass agree with this.
The ‘architectural masterpiece’ is designed to hold 13,000 employees and it seems it’s not the first time Apple has created something more aesthetically pleasing than functional and lasting (Apple iPhone - we’re looking at you). And what about the time they released a new iMac and its Magic Mouse 2, which has to be flipped on its back to be charged, meaning you can’t continue your work when it runs out of battery.
According to Apple’s design chief, Jony Ive, “It is a technical marvel to make glass at this scale. That’s not the achievement. The achievement is to make a building where so many people can connect and collaborate and walk and talk.”
We’re not sure about the “walking” part, but we can’t wait to find out.
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