A sneak peek at the most anticipated business headquarters ever.
TWO YEARS AFTER Apple got the green light to build a 175acre campus on Hewlett-packard’s hallowed former grounds in Cupertino, Calif., the “spaceship” has (nearly) landed. Designed by Foster + Partners—helmed by legendary British architect Norman Foster—the project will be complete in late 2016 at a reported cost of $5 billion. No less an aesthete than the late Steve Jobs deemed it “the best ofce building in the world.” From the drone’s-eye view: Meadows and trees indigenous to the Santa Clara Valley—such as the apricot orchards Jobs recalled from his childhood— will fill four-fifths of the site, including the
secluded inner courtyard.