Apple Campus 2 to be like a “spaceship”

The Cupertino, California municipal website is attracting buzz this weekend with a slew of new material about Apple’s proposed new “spaceship”-inspired mega-campus for 12,000 employees.
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Apple CEO Steve Jobs made a surprise appearance at a Cupertino City Council meeting in June to announce plans for a major expansion of the company’s headquarters, on a parcel of land formerly owned by Hewlett-Packard. The city’s website now has posted material related to Apple’s submission of a development proposal for the new “Apple Campus 2” on a 175-acre area.

Included in the proposal were downloadable PDFs of floorplans and renderings of the proposed circular building, which is expected to be completed by 2015. Here is the link to the PDF’s.

http://www.cupertino.org/inc/pdf/apple/Renderings.pdf

“Apple is growing like a weed,” Jobs told the council in June. “It’s a little like a spaceship landing,” he said of the futuristic design.

After the presentation, Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong said, “Cupertino is ready for this. … There is no chance we are saying no.”

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2 thoughts on “Apple Campus 2 to be like a “spaceship”

  1. Wow, I grew up and spend the first 23 years of my life in adjacent Sunnyvale, just about four blocks to the north of the site of this proposed development.  I know this parcel of land well and am amazed at the scope of this development.  My parents left Sunnyvale back in 1994, selling their house.  Imagine what it would be worth if they had held onto it! 

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