Apple's new spaceship campus has one flaw

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"The workspaces and parklands are created to inspire our team as well as benefit the environment", said Apple CEO Tim Cook past year. But the new campus apparently has a big problem.

The impressive construction is ring-shaped and stands as the centerpiece of the building and it appears to overflow due to the curved panels of glass. As a remedy, employees stuck Post-It notes to the walls to make them easier to see.

The company famous for its innovative design experienced at least two incidents of men walking into glass and causing injuries serious enough to warrant calls for local emergency services in the early days of its new "spaceship" campus, according to documents MarketWatch obtained via a public-records request.

I'd imagine bumping into these glass panes hurt quite a lot, although it's not clear if Apple will be taking any actions to better protect employees.

With the size and facility to house almost 13,000 employees, the £3.5bn ($4.9bn) Apple Park was originally proposed by Steve Jobs shortly before his death in 2011.

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Bloomberg reports staff have even used Post-It notes to mark the glass doors, but the notes were later taken down. But Apple management removed them because they didn't match the design of the building, Bloomberg reported.

Apple's spaceship campus has been lauded as an architectural marvel. However, another worker said other markings were already in place to identify the glass. But the idea of using glass, however, isn't the most impressive detail about this structure, Apple's design chief Jony Ive said. "The achievement is to make a building where so many people can connect and collaborate and walk and talk". It's not clear how many incidents there have been.

Apple Park was designed by famed architect Norman Foster, based on a vision by late company co-founder Steve Jobs.

An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.

So far, MarketWatch reports, there have been no complaints to the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A tweet by Kenn Durrence in January also suggested "seven people injured themselves" by walking into glass doors.