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Apple's Campus 2 to feature $161 million auditorium and $74 million fitness center

Apple's Campus 2 to feature $161 million auditorium and $74 million fitness center

December 5, 2014

Apple has long been known to be spending $5 billion on the construction of its new four-story headquarters. But now it’s been revealed how much of that budget has been allocated by the tech giant for two of the headquarters’ key facilities: a 120,000 square foot auditorium and a 100,000 square foot fitness center.

According to building permits obtained by BuildZoom (via Re/code), the auditorium costs $161 million and the fitness center costs $74 million.

Upon completion, the auditorium will be the venue of the company’s special events, including unveilings of next-generation Apple products. As for the fitness center, it will make for a key perk for the company’s employees, especially the more health-conscious ones.

The new campus was first unveiled through renderings in 2011 by Apple cofounder and then-CEO Steve Jobs. It gained final approval from the City of Cupertino in November last year.

Located a mile east of Apple’s current headquarters in Cupertino, California, the circular spaceship-like Campus 2 is designed to accommodate 12,000 employees. Its construction is expected to be completed in late 2016.

See also: Apple seeds second developer beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, Apple Stores are offering a free, one-hour introduction to coding on Thursday, Dec. 11, and Apple apparently focused on gaming in its plans for virtual and augmented reality.

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