People Keep Walking Into Glass at Apple Park

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According to a new report from Bloomberg, employees are accidentally walking into glass walls while walking within the campus.

The building provides glass-based viewing portals of this park along with views of the landscape surrounding the building's exterior. California laws require employees to be "protected against the hazard of walking through glass by barriers or by conspicuous durable markings", so the company could be fined if it does not find a better solution for marking doors and walls - or it keeps removing Post-it notes put up with the expressed goal for just that. But Apple management removed them because they didn't match the design of the building, Bloomberg reported. The building, crafted by famed architect Norman Foster, immortalized a vision that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had years earlier. Wired magazine, first to pay a visit at its opening a year ago, described the structure as a "statement of openness, of free movement", in contrast to Apple's typically insular culture. But the idea of using glass, however, isn't the most impressive detail about this structure, Apple's design chief Jony Ive said.

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MarketWatch asked Apple for comment on the issue and any mitigations it has sought to enact. It's also not clear how many workers have had run-ins with the walls.

The building is created to house some 13,000 employees.

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Apple's new headquarters has a shiny new centerpiece made of glass that is confusing employees so much that they keep smacking their heads into glass, unnamed sources have told reporters.

It's not the first time Apple's penchant for glass in buildings has caused problems. Inside this space, there are "pods", and as employees, who appear to be always distracted by their iPhones, walk about, they often crash into these panels.

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In an effort to curb cranial collisions, unidentified company employees took to placing Post-It notes on glass walls as a way of warning their colleagues.

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