People Keep Running Into the Fancy Glass at Apple Park

Apple got a painful reminder that design and safety aren't friends

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To cure the bumping issue, some employees stuck Post-It notes to the glass walls which will enable them to see easily. 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. The building's design was crafted by famed architect Norman Foster, taking major cues from Apple co-founder Steve Job's vision for the new headquarters.

Steve Jobs asked British architect Norman Foster and his firm to design Apple's new headquarters in 2006.

Apple employees keep walking into glass panes inside the company's new "spaceship" headquarters, Apple Park, reports from MarketWatch and Bloomberg say.

"The workspaces and parklands are created to inspire our team as well as benefit the environment", said Apple CEO Tim Cook previous year. However, the notes were removed because they detracted from the building's design, the people said. However, another worker said other markings were already in place to identify the glass.

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Too immersed in their iPhones, the employees repeatedly ran into the glass-walled workspaces, Bloomberg reports.

Apple's latest campus has been lauded as an architectural marvel.

During its opening past year, Apple designer Jony Ive told Wired that the structure is a "statement of openness, of free movement", as opposed to Apple's culture of secrecy.

"While it is a technical marvel to make glass at this scale, that's not the achievement", Jony Ive told Wired after the opening previous year.

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Apple's new futuristic, nearly all-glass, Cupertino, Calif. campus may be handsome, but it's causing some problems for employees.

People in glass offices should probably watch where they're going.

The Independent has contacted Apple for a comment. In 2012, an 83-year-old woman sued Apple after walking into a see-through door at an Apple Store and breaking her nose.

All in all, we can see that glass has been a major component in the Apple Park campus. The suit was settled without any cost to Apple, according to a legal filing in early 2013.

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