Apple's glass problem, in the office


Some employees apparently came up with a fix by sticking post it notes on the glass walls, which was shortly removed by the staff as it didn't sit well with the architecture team.

The transparent design looks flawless and lovely, but it is also resulting in cases of distracted employees smacking into the panes.

Housing 13,000 employees, the building might as well be seen as a true wonder where people feel they are free to connect and go as they please.

Apple's futuristic-looking new campus, known as the Apple Park, had employees slowly start to move in earlier this year following construction delays (the move was meant to start last April). At least two incidents where people at Apple Park have injured themselves by walking into panes of glass have led to calls to emergency services, according to public records documents obtained by MarketWatch.

With the size and facility to house almost 13,000 employees, the £3.5bn ($4.9bn) Apple Park was originally proposed by Steve Jobs shortly before his death in 2011.

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Part of that construction hold-up was down to just how demanding Apple has been with its architects, contractors, and the specialists doing the internal fit out. One of the biggest design features contributing to Apple's aesthetics is the 45-foot tall curved transparent safety panels and the cubicles, walls, and doors all made of glass.

Recognizing the problem, employees began to put sticky notes on glass doors so employees would know they were there. Right now, it is the way Apple employees get cuts and bruises.

The Apple design guru Jony Ive considers Apple Park to be a masterpiece of design. It's not entirely clear how many such incidents have occurred, though people who are supposedly familiar with the situation told Bloomberg that this is something that has happened repeatedly since the campus opened. If Apple is found to be in violation of the law, it could attract fines and implement other safety measures, according to the California Department of Industrial relations spokeswoman, MarketWatch reported.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Walking into clear glass at the Apple Store continues to be a hazard, warns our own Michael Steeber.