How Much Each Apple Park Building Cost to Build Revealed

Based on building permits, a BuildZoom report estimates just how much Apple must have spent (at least) to build each one of the constructions it created at its all-new Apple Park headquarters.

The figures aren’t precise — they are based on permit values that may be estimated and the data made available by the City of Cupertino “may not be exhaustive”. All the same, I do think Apple watchers will get some fun out of poring through the figures.

c/o BuildZoom

The true costs are likely much higher: Steven Levy’s excellent Wired report on Apple Park pegs the cost at $5 billion.

Among other highlights BuildZoom reveals:

  • The Spaceship building itself cost at least $427 million to build, and includes over 3,000 custom-made glass panels. The huge (60,000 feet) dining facility holds around 2,700 people at once indoors, with space for another 1,750 on the outdoor terrace. Which makes for a pretty big birthday party. The building contains 260,000 square feet of “mechanical rooms”.
  • That’s not the only bunch of information in the report, which tells us:
  • The Steve Jobs Theater cost at least $179,437,885 — its lobby alone cost $12 million.
  • The Glendenning Barn cost Apple at least $360,000 to improve and renovate.
  • Even the Fitness Center cost millions, $16,731,000, to be precise.

There are other interesting revelations — Apple spent $85 million on landscaping and irrigation, and nearly $26 million for the Apple Parkway tunnel that connects N Wolfe Rd to the Parking Structures.

Not only this, but add it up and you’ll find the company spent an astonishing $171.95 million on building parking facilities across Apple Park, both under- and overground.

Interesting stuff!



Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

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