Dubai firm crowns Apple Corp&#zero39;s futuristic new headquarters with state-of-the-art roof – Arab News
JEDDAH: Apple’s iconic new $5 billion headquarters has been capped off with the world’s ‘largest freestanding carbon-fiber roof’ that was constructed in Dubai.
Weighing 80 tons, the roof is made up of 44 an identical radial panels, every about 70 ft lengthy and 11 ft broad.
The panels had been shipped from Dubai Funding Park-based mostly Premier Composite Applied sciences, within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the positioning in Cupertino, California.
Apple’s mega campus was the brainchildren of the corporate’s co-founder Steve Jobs — it was one of many final tasks he commissioned earlier than he died in 2011.
Nearing completion, the huge round constructing of glass covers 175 acres. Jobs mentioned he wished the constructing to “foster creativity and collaboration.”
Cupertino’s Mayor, Savita Vaidhyanathan, was quoted by the New York Instances on Tuesday as saying: “I noticed the underground ,000-seat theater and the carbon-fiber roof.
“The roof was made in Dubai, and it was transported and assembled right here. I like that it’s right here and that I can brag about it.”
As soon as full the constructing can be powered totally by renewable vitality, 75 p.c of which can be generated by a rooftop photo voltaic set up.