Apple Park, the tech giant’s soon-to-be-completed new headquarters, was the final vision of the firm’s inimitable founder: Steve Jobs. So invested in the project was Jobs that his final public appearance before his death on October 5, 2011, was addressing a group of Cupertino council members to pitch his vision for the 175-acre plot of land that would house his company for the next century. “We’ve come up with a design that puts 12,000 people in one building,” said Jobs during the address. “We’ve seen these office parks with lots of buildings, and they get pretty boring pretty fast…so we’re going to do something different from that.” Apple chose Norman Foster, a Pritzker Prize–winning architect who has been responsible for some of the most innovative buildings on the planet. Read More…