Apple are putting the final touches onto the Steve Jobs Theater ahead of next week’s highly anticipated launch event where we’re expected to see the release of the iPhone 8.
Drone pilot Duncan Sinfield has released a video that offers a close up look at the finished theater and its surroundings, both inside and out of the donut shaped building.
The theater is a 20 foot tall glass cylinder that overlooks the main campus building in Cupertino, California. It has the world’s largest freestanding carbon fiber roof and spans an impressie 120,000 square feet with an underground auditorium that sits up to 1,000 people at one time.
The theater was named after Apple’s late co- founder who passed away in 2011. Steve Jobs envisioned the design for Apple Park before his death and intended it to be a place of innovation for generations to come. Regarding the construction of the campus, Apple design chief Jony Ive said:
“Steve invested so much of his energy creating and supporting vital, creative environments. We have approached the design, engineering and making of our new campus with the same enthusiasm and design principles that characterize our products,” said Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer. “Connecting extraordinarily advanced buildings with rolling parkland creates a wonderfully open environment for people to create, collaborate and work together. We have been extremely fortunate to be able to work closely, over many years, with the remarkable architectural practice Foster + Partners.”
Apple’s keynote event, which will take place on Tuesday 12 September, will be the inaugural event at the theater.