A first look inside the new phase of Apple’s 2nd biggest worldwide location: Austin, Texas (Photo gallery)


Alongside building its far more famous spaceship campus in Cupertino, Apple has also been busy expanding its main U.S. operations campus in Austin, Texas – with four of the planned seven buildings now open. The Austin-based American-Statesman got to do a photo tour of the facility.

We first reported on Apple’s $304M plans all the way back in 2012, with the first employees moving in two years later. This is our first look inside the latest stage of the development … 

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The campus is set amid 38 acres of wooded land off Research Boulevard in Northwest Austin, and will – when completed – house around 7,000 employees.

When the California-based technology giant completes the campus in 2016, it will include seven limestone-and-glass office buildings with a combined 1.1 million square feet of space with restaurants, smoothie and coffee bars along with a full-scale gym with two saunas and a spa-like wellness center with services including medical, dental and eye care, acupuncture and massage.

In return for tax breaks worth $35M, Apple agreed to spend $282M on new buildings and equipment in Austin over the next ten years, to retain 3,100 existing jobs and to create more than 3,600 new ones. Apple says it is well ahead of hiring projections.

Check out the full set over at American-Statesman.

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  1. PhilBoogie - 7 years ago

    Fantastic to see some photos of the inside; no other Apple centric its has these AFAIK

  2. Gene Lowinger - 7 years ago

    What? No swimming pool?

  3. Iven Tenz (@ivenalot) - 7 years ago

    If dental coverage is already included as a benefit, why not have it already there? Pretty cool. Just hoping you’re not forced to go there, even when the doctor sucks.

  4. GJ K Nilsen (@GJNilsen) - 7 years ago

    The only interesting thing is WHAT is Apple doing there?

    • Ben Lovejoy - 7 years ago

      “Apple has also been busy expanding its main U.S. operations campus”

    • Yen Chang - 7 years ago

      University to recruit from
      Cheaper cost of operations compared to bay area
      Tax breaks tax breaks tax breaks

    • Cost of living in Austin is microscopic compared to Cupertino/Silicon Valley, and Austin is a very cool city. I wouldn’t be surprised if Cupertino employees volunteer to transfer out of their 600sq ft. apartment in California to a 2k sq ft. house in Austin to go to this new campus. Plus they can bring in new people who want to work at Apple but not pay the cost of living in the Valley.

  5. I live in Austin and drove by the campus a few times, and it is beautiful. My friend had recently been relocated to there and has said nothing but great things. I got to say, Cafe Mac has some of the best pizza I’ve ever had.


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