Apple Headquarters Design
Shandong Office Park
Netizens have called out Apple for copying the design of a Shandong software park for its new headquarters currently under construction in the United States. Chinese Netizens claim that the new headquarters looks eerily similar to a software park in Shandong.
Hong Kong’s Oriental Daily reported on December 21 that Apple’s new headquarters looks like Shandong’s Qilu Software Park constructed nearly twenty years ago. Both compounds have large buildings constructed in a circle with a green park and a lake in the center. The only difference is that Apple’s headquarters has glass walls and Qilu Software Park has solid white walls.
Netziens joked that Steve Jobs designed the headquarters on purpose to resemble Qilu Software Park. Others said that both buildings were designed in the style of Fujian’s Hakka architecture. Apple fans said that both buildings seemed to be inspired by traffic rotaries, and that the Apple building did not copy the Chinese one.
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If it's anywhere else, I'd say no, but Shandong? That's where all the smartest and coolest Chinese are from such as me. So sure, Apple's copying. In fact, Apple's copying the large samsung phone since steve jobs' gone and slapped their own face with the size which they were once proud of, and i guess the new CEO is nothing but a copying cat and the age when apple is leading is dead.
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