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Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, California, will be open to the public

Welcome, everyone.
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It’s a step toward transparency for a company shrouded in mystery: Earlier this month, Apple submitted proposals to the city of Cupertino, California, to build a visitors’ center at its new headquarters.

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The notoriously secretive Apple draws visitors to the doors of its current campus hoping to dork hard. At its new Campus 2 “spaceship” site, set to be completed in 2016, visitors will be greeted with more than a t-shirt store and closed office doors.

The campus will have a cafe for visitors.
The campus will have a cafe for visitors.
Image: City of Cupertino

If plans are approved, Campus 2 will feature a reception area for visitors, a cafe, additional parking, a retail store, and an observation deck from which Apple fanboys and girls will be able to catch a glimpse of the main office building.

The campus also aims to run only on renewable energy.
The campus also aims to run only on renewable energy.
Image: City of Cupertino

The new, UFO-shaped campus has been the subject of much speculation, with Tim Cook announcing earlier this year that the company will build a 2,900-acre solar panel farm to power it. Apple’s website says the campus will run entirely on renewable energy.

It’s hard to express just how huge this is…@apple #campus2 #spaceship http://t.co/4DnAueXoM2 pic.twitter.com/8s1vV7wR3c

— Ron (@Sky1Ron) July 16, 2015