The world’s ‘largest freestanding carbon-fibre roof’ installed on Apple's new $5 billion Cupertino headquarters has been manufactured in Dubai.
The roof is the “most stunning addition to the building”, Dubai Investment Park-based Premier Composite Technologies states on its website.
The circular roof, weighing 80 tonnes, is made up of 44 identical radial panels, averaging 70 feet long and 11 feet wide, with each panel connected to a small central hub positioned in the middle.
These panels, which were assembled and tested in locally, were shipped in pieces to Cupertino, California.
The mega campus, which covers 175 acres and is nearing completion, is one of the last projects envisioned by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died in 2011.
07 July 2017
Filed: Civil engineering