Today Apple's new Visitor Center in Apple Park officially opened and it's clear, with all of Apple's flagship stores that every little detail has been scrutinized and perfected — right down to the handrails of its staircase.
Built with quartz, the handrails have no corners or dividers. Apple Park's architects smoothed out the handrail inside the building so it feels like holding an iPhone.
Ben Dobbins, an architect at Foster + Architects, which designed Apple Park told the Mercury News that "We tested out the ergonomics of the handrails over and over again. We went through many test runs."
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs presented his vision of Apple's new campus, detailing the immense ring structure that employees now occupy, to the Cupertino City Council in 2011, just four months before his death.
Like the theater, the Visitor Center is surrounded with tall glass walls and a rounded roof. The building cost $108 million to construct and is equipped with a retail store, a cafe and a space for an augmented reality view of Apple Park. For more on this check out The Mercury News report here.
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