Apple Park Employees Keep Running Into Glass Walls


Some 12,000 Apple staff will eventually call Apple Park home.

"While it is a technical marvel to make glass at this scale, that's not the achievement", Ive said in an interview with Wired Magazine. The men involved in the cases were left with minor cuts, it's reported, though were not, apparently, hospitalized. One of the biggest design features contributing to Apple's aesthetics is the 45-foot tall curved transparent safety panels and the cubicles, walls, and doors all made of glass.

Employees are facing an unusual problem at the new Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. According to Bloomberg, employees are so distracted that they keep running into the glass walls because they never even see them. Apple CEO Tim Cook told 60 Minutes in 2015 that "the quality and the size" of the 3000 sheets of glass that have been used at the headquarters "are above all that has ever been accomplished".

It's hard to imagine a more metaphor-packed scenario than Apple's products distracting its employees as they weave through a perfectly designed office and bang their faces into glass walls.

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Bloomberg's Mark Bergen reports on a flaw at Apple's new headquarters: Distracted employees seem to keep smacking their faces into the flawless glass panes that make up the offices' interior workspaces, and they're hurting themselves, "according to people familiar with the incidents". After the incidents, employees began using Post-its to mark where walls are, but the sticky notes were reportedly removed "because they detracted from the building's design". In doing so, however, it has probably further reduced the likelihood of people seeing that there's actually glass in front of them. "The achievement is to make a building where so many people can connect and collaborate and walk and talk". For now, don't text and walk, Apple employees. A Silicon Valley-based spokeswoman for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration referred questions about Apple's workplace safety record to the government agency's website.

We reached out to Apple PR for comment.

An 83-year-old woman sued Apple in 2012 when she broke her nose after walking into an Apple Store's glass door.