Apple Park’s “Steve Jobs Theater” is finally complete after partnering with foster + partners. As you walk in, you’ll notice that the lobby’s glass cylinder body is made from 44 radial panels that are used to support the 80.7-ton lens-shaped roof, which has been constructed of carbon fiber. The roof and each individual roof panel was built on site before being placed onto the glass structure as a single unit, spanning at 135-feet diameter. Continue reading for a video of the elevator, more pictures and information.
“The theater, situated in Cupertino, California, is also the largest glass-supported structure in the world and incorporates features of design found in many of the company’s retail stores. With the ability to withstand magnitude eight earthquakes, the world’s first passenger lift that rotates 171° and custom leather seating handcrafted by Italian artisans, Apple’s new theater tests the boundaries of technology and engineering,” according to Hype Beast.