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Apple's new 'spaceship' home wows one and all

US$5b Apple Park draws tourists and helps transform surrounding area as businesses move in, pushing up property prices

Apple Park, which is nearing completion, is one of the last major projects started by Mr Jobs. It features, among other things, the spaceship ring that can be seen from space and the 1,000-seat Steve Jobs Theater. An orchard, a meadow and a pond are inside the ring.

Cupertino (United States)

THINGS change when a spaceship comes to town. Tourists stroll by, whipping out their iPhones to get a photo. New businesses move in. And real estate prices go up even more.

Apple's new home in Cupertino, California - the centrepiece being a US$5 billion,...

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