Apple’s current headquarters, dubbed Apple Park, opened to employees exactly two years ago, and the impact its had on the surrounding Cupertino, California area is indisputable.
Apple’s campus, which cost over $5 billion to construct, contributed almost $30 million directly to Cupertino, and has helped increase the property value of Cupertino more than $1.7 billion from 2015 to 2016.
Apple Park houses seven cafes, a wellness center, two large research and development facilities, as well as a 1,000 seat auditorium where the company regularly hosts press events.
The company recently announced a foray of services at their March 25 press event, which was held in the auditorium.
Below is a timelapse of Apple Park’s construction, as well as the surrounding Cupertino area and its growth throughout the past decades. Note that while the timelapse does not feature a completed Apple Park, it allows for an understanding of the sheer scale of the campus, and how the city has grown around it.