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Although the Apple HQ is a beautiful design, I’m don’t like how it is completely disconnected from the surrounding areas, missing a chance to make a part of Silicon Valley more urban and interesting. Instead of trying to stitch the HQ into the local area — like a office tower in Manhattan or S.F., which would create vitality as the Apple workers walk to lunch in the neighborhood, or walk to errands, and so on — it’s an disconnected island. And will the public be able to see this building, or will it be fully locked up? Also, Silicon Valley has a huge housing shortage, so why not build some housing for Apple workers on the site, perhaps for visiting workers or new employees?
That said, I highly recommend the documentary about Norman Foster called "How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?" (<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1620785/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1">IMDB listing</a>. The film recounts Foster’s career and focuses on many of his famous buildings. It was recently in the Netflix instant view library.