After Steven Levy from Wired wrote an almost gushing profile of Apple's new campus, fellow Wired staffer Adam Rodgers has decided to let his feelings be known — and he's not mincing his words.
The in-depth article, titled "If you care about cities, Apple's new campus sucks," damns Apple for not engaging with its surroundings. The feature is pretty harsh, with the writer saying that the new Apple Campus is a "retrograde, literally inward-looking building with contempt for the city where it lives and cities in general."
Tech HQs are already a contentious issue. Just look at the insane rising rents in San Francisco for an example of how an influx of wealthy workers, combined with no increased housing, results in a sort of gentrification-on-speed with supply not nearly meeting the demand.
Though Rodgers acknowledges that Apple has given the city of Cupertino money to basically offset the hassle of them being there, he argues that its a paltry sum compared to Apple's $208 billion. He also points to a lack of investment in public transport by the company, who instead invested in shuttle buses purely for Apple employees that don't benefit the town as a whole. Read the full thing over at Wired.
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