Apple Park Visitor Center opens, hosts gathering of Cupertino neighbors

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Cupertino locals were invited to Apple Park on Friday morning for their first glance at the new Visitor Center overlooking the new headquarters.




The Visitor Center has four main segments, with a retail store with assorted Apple-related paraphernalia, a cafe, an observation deck, and a space for an augmented reality experience about the Apple Park itself.

The augmented reality presentation is based around a scale model of Apple Park, and employees will hand visitors iPads with the software loaded on it. As visitors pan the iPad over the model, information about that particular building pops up.




Company filings in the summer of 2015 described the visitor's center as a two-story facility with a 2,386-square-foot cafe and 10,114-square-foot store, topped by a carbon fiber roof and observation deck situated 23 feet above ground level, with 684 underground parking spaces. Apple plans to operating the new visitor center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.




Apple reportedly paid $4,000 per square foot for the building, more than double the $1,500 per square foot price tag for the overall project.




The visitor's center features solid glass walls with rounded corners, providing panoramic views into the central segment that appears similarly to the modern Apple Store, complete with a massive video wall. The south end of the building features a cafe with indoor seating facing a white expanse of surrounding paving suitable for outdoor seating

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    I HOPE they will be open in between Christmas and New Years, but would be surprised if they are cause that week is a corporate holiday.  Can anyone confirm one way or the other?
  • Reply 2 of 5
    mpantonempantone Posts: 2,101member
    Call them up yourself and ask.

    I'm guessing there's a good chance they would be open. This location has a retail store. The Christmas-New Years shutdown is for most corporate employees. Retail does not get those days off.
    edited November 2017 propodwatto_cobramgcjgarrison
  • Reply 3 of 5
    dr. xdr. x Posts: 282member
    Apple Park Visitor Center, their phone number is  (408) 961-1560

    Also, looks like they are closed on November 23 for Thanksgiving.

    Store hours:

    Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Special store hours:

    November 23: Closed



    SpamSandwich
  • Reply 4 of 5
    SoliSoli Posts: 10,038member

    Here’s everything you can buy at Apple Park’s Visitor Center


  • Reply 5 of 5
    fred1fred1 Posts: 1,120member
    I hope the quality of the merch is much better than at the Company Store at 1 Infinite Loop: plastic polo shirts and bad hoodies. You can do better, Apple!
    cornchip
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