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Apple Campus 2’s Auditorium Revealed to Cost $161 Million to Build [PIC]

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With Apple Campus 2 construction well underway, we know the new spaceship-like headquarters for the iPhone maker is going to be massive (that’s an understatement).

On the topic of huge, that’s the budget set for the new auditorium, pegged at $161 million dollars, according to permits uncovered by BuildZoom (via Re/code):

The world’s most valuable company will spend $160,999,985.00 to construct a “theatre” at its new headquarters in Cupertino, according to building permits on file with the city. And they’ve hired BNBT Builders, Inc to do the work.

At BuildZoom, we’ve developed technology to automatically collect and analyze building permits filed as public records across America. Not surprisingly, our system picked up on the huge amounts of money Apple is spending on their new spaceship-like headquarters.

Apple auditorium building permit

Future Apple events will most likely take place at the company’s auditorium, allowing the iPad maker full control over its presentation environment, instead of relying on venues such as the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where WWDC is held each year and always prone to leaks. Not only that, the company might be able to avoid streaming issues like we saw with this year’s iPhone 6 event (hey, at least we all learned Mandarin!).

Permits also revealed Apple will be spending $74 million on a fitness facility alone, part of 34 separate permits filed for the new campus headquarters located at 19111 Pruneridge Avenue in Cupertino since February of this year.

Apple Campus 2 is expected to be completed by 2016 and will house 12,000 employees in its ring-shaped campus.

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