Apple to Save Historic Glendenning Barn on Site of Apple Campus 2

Apple to Save Historic Glendenning Barn on Site of Apple Campus 2

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Apple will save the historic Glendenning Barn on the site of its new spaceship campus, reveals Mercury News.

The barn was named for a family whose land became a magnet for tech companies. It was constructed in 1916 using planks of redwood.

Apple has carefully deconstructed the barn with plans to put it into use on once its new campus is complete in 2016.

To protect the structure during construction, Apple carefully dismembered the barn, numbering it piece by piece -- every plank, nail and crossbeam -- so it can be rebuilt just as it was, says Donna Austin, president of the Cupertino Historical Society. The company has even stockpiled redwood salvaged from an old grove in case any damaged planks need to be replaced. Under Apple's care, it will be a working barn for the first time in decades, storing sports equipment and the landscaping supplies the company will need for the thousands of trees that will shade the campus. Jobs told the Cupertino City Council he'd like to plant some apricot trees. They're the same kind of trees Bernice Glendenning Jones tended as a young girl many years ago, before tech took hold of the land.

Once the construction on Apple Campus 2 is finished the site will go from being 80% asphalt and concrete to 80% green space. Cupertino Mayor Orrin Mahoney notes that the barn will finally look in place again.

"When they're finished, the land will look much more like it did 50 or 100 years ago than it looked five years ago," he says. "The barn fits into that."

Take a look at a few photos of the barn below or hit the link for more details on its history. If you haven't seen the latest aerial footage of Apple's constructions progress, click here.

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Apple to Save Historic Glendenning Barn on Site of Apple Campus 2

Apple to Save Historic Glendenning Barn on Site of Apple Campus 2
RDS - December 31, 2014 at 5:16am
This was planned right from the start of the project, and is certainly not news to anyone who has followed it.
T☼m Vanimox - January 3, 2015 at 1:36am
I suppose you are correct in your statement, but too many of us, this is the first time we have even heard of this barn.
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