Apple employees can't stop banging their heads against the walls


Are people getting injured because Apple's ambitions to have a campus that's practically invisible have been executed too well?

The Apple design guru Jony Ive considers Apple Park to be a masterpiece of design.

Citing sources familiar with the problem, Bloomberg reports that employees keep bumping into the 45-foot curved glass walls which surround the building.

Steve Jobs asked British architect Norman Foster and his firm to design Apple's new headquarters in 2006.

Employees are facing an unusual problem at the new Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.

What Ives didn't foresee, however, is that distracted employees who are looking down at their iPhones and reports might smack into these glass walls, as has been happening.

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Apple employees told Bloomberg staff began sticking post-it notes on the glass to highlight the hazard, but claimed the warnings were removed because they detracted form the building's design.

The new $5 billion Apple Park campus, which opened last fall, has had at least two incidents of men walking into glass and sustaining injuries that required emergency services, according to a story by MarketWatch, which did a public records request.

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. After the unveiling of the first look, the campus architecture was praised by fans and publications for its sleek appearance.

But after the Apple Park campus opened earlier this year, the technology giant has discovered one downside to its obsession with stylish aesthetics. They are created to foster collaboration among the 13,000 Apple employees it houses. After all, Apple has already been sued by a customer who walked into the glass of an Apple store in 2011.

As you'd expect, Apple isn't commenting and won't let the general public into the building. 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.