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As Apple pursues perfection, new campus frustrates builders and officials

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Alberto Mcgovern
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Apple has long been lauded for its attention to detail and emphasis on build quality and it seems that ambition extends to the construction of its facilities.

According to Reuters, the company made numerous demands as it prepares Apple Campus 2, more colloquially referred to as the spaceship campus, to ensure a level of craftsmanship more befitting of a phone or watch than a building meant to employ 14,000 workers.

For starters, Apple s new Cupertino, California, headquarters supposedly boasts the largest panel of curved glass ever made — though that was probably evident from the exterior shots.

The door handles, free of imperfections down to the nanometer, according to the construction team, were rejected by Apple in favor of a redesign.

Even the signage was a source of frustration.

The Santa Clara County Fire Department reportedly clashed with the company over designs that emphasized minimalism over function in the event of an emergency.

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