Cupertino.org Posts More Details about Apple's New 'Spaceship' Campus

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The City of Cupertino posted more details about Apple's "spaceship" campus that was first revealed in June. The project includes the following:

• An Office, Research and Development Building comprising approximately 2.8 million square feet;
• A 1,000 seat Corporate Auditorium;
• A Corporate Fitness Center;
• Research Facilities comprising approximately 300,000 square feet;
• A Central Plant; and
• Associated Parking.

The new posting also includes Apple's proposal documents (in PDF) that contain the Introduction, Site Plan & Landscaping, Floor Plans and Renderings.

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The overview was revealed back in June, but the availability of the PDFs offer a closer look at what Apple is proposing and higher quality renders of Apple's expected new campus. As Steve Jobs described it back in June:

It's a pretty amazing building. It's a little like a spaceship landed. It's got this gorgeous courtyard in the middle... It's a circle. It's curved all the way around. If you build things, this is not the cheapest way to build something. There is not a straight piece of glass in this building. It's all curved. We've used our experience making retail buildings all over the world now, and we know how to make the biggest pieces of glass in the world for architectural use. And, we want to make the glass specifically for this building here. We can make it curve all the way around the building... It's pretty cool.

The City of Cupertino later revealed they were certain to approve Apple's proposal, and that the structure is expected to be completed in 2015.

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japanime Avatar
125 months ago
First of all the rooms inside don't have to be totally round, they can have flat walls and a rounded window. As for the weather, it rains very little in cupertino, so i doubt this is much of a concern. It's SoCal. Won't kill people to take a walk around the building a couple of time a year.

Cupertino isn't in Southern California. It's in Northern California, which gets a bit more rainfall than SoCal. Cupertino averages 18 inches of rain annually.
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likemyorbs Avatar
125 months ago
TBH, i think they need to work with the city to have the address of this building changed to 1 Infinite Loop, because obviously this is the real infinite loop. The address of the old headquarters should be changed to something else.
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smileyborg Avatar
125 months ago
they should make the perimeter in the shape of an apple. Now that would be sick

Except for the team that gets stuck in the leaf...
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go4theko Avatar
125 months ago
they should make the perimeter in the shape of an apple. Now that would be sick
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likemyorbs Avatar
125 months ago

2. Am I the only one who thinks building this in California, an increasingly terrible state for taxes (and a lot of other business related things) is not the best idea? I guess this generation of Tech czars are just too liberal and have so much money that they can afford to cost themselves (and the company) money because they want to stay in beautiful Northern California where all the rest of the cool liberal visionaries live. Maybe 30 years from now when more pragmatic people are running Google, eBay, Apple and Oracle they will think about locating the business headquarters in Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida etc, etc, etc. I guess now they're just making too much money to care about a few billion every year needlessly lost to the welfare state of California.
Suck it up bro. Maybe they don't want to be surrounded by dumb rednecks who do whatever fox news tells them to. Btw way to turn the thread political. Designed by Apple in Kentucky Y'all...doesn't quite have a ring to it.

And PS...
Apple IS a liberal corporation, always has been and always will be. And their roots are in Cupertino because that's where steve jobs grew up. He went to Cupertino Middle School for god's sake.
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JohnnyLemonhead Avatar
125 months ago
Where do they manufacture glass?

At the glass factory.
(sorry I couldn't resist)
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