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A design of Apple's new HQ
Apple offered a revised proposal in September that pushed the start of construction to 2014 and the finished product to mid-2016

Apple's new spaceship-looking headquarters that will be built in Cupertino, California is having a slight construction delay.

After former Apple CEO Steve Jobs submitted the plan to city council in June 2011, the plan was to get approval in early 2013 and complete the project in 2015. However, Apple offered a revised proposal in September that pushed the start of construction to 2014 and the finished product to mid-2016. 

Cupertino City Manager David Brandt added that Apple could possibly start in 2013, but everything from approval to potential legal troubles from residents would have to go completely smoothly.

Another issue that may cause delay is that Apple may not complete its environmental report until June 2013. 

Apple's other changes to the revision include building a new structure for housing utility equipment as well as employee parking spots; removing a footbridge over a creek on the property, and moving a 1,000-seat auditorium further away from a nearby road. 

Apple's new headquarters is expected to be 176 acres, with the main building alone accounting for 2.8 million square feet. The structure is a circular, glass dome that resembles a spaceship. At its size, it will be one of the largest buildings in the world. 

Apple is looking to plant 7,000 trees on the property and employ 14,200 workers. 

Source: Bloomberg



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To add:
By vol7ron on 11/21/2012 4:23:10 PM , Rating: 5
The company reported that the delay is due in part to being unable to locate the potential site on the new Maps app. Once employees learned how to use Google Maps through the browser, the plans resumed.




RE: To add:
By GulWestfale on 11/21/2012 4:26:14 PM , Rating: 5
WOW... an entire building made of rounded corners...


RE: To add:
By EnzoFX on 11/21/2012 4:49:12 PM , Rating: 5
They've cut corners everywhere!


RE: To add:
By GTVic on 11/21/2012 5:44:27 PM , Rating: 5
And those corners are patented so don't even think about it.


RE: To add:
By Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer on 11/21/2012 4:55:46 PM , Rating: 2
+6!


RE: To add:
By Jeffk464 on 11/22/2012 11:45:17 PM , Rating: 2
I think they should call it the Nuva Ring.


Spaceship campus in Cupertino
By esfield on 11/21/2012 5:17:25 PM , Rating: 2
Everything that surrounds to building site (idealized in your illustration) is either Cupertino-commercial or non-Cupertino residential. Cupertino has no consent from the cities most impacted--Sunnyvale and Santa Clara--on its plan to introduce 13,000 commuters into an already highly congested area (until recently occupied by 3000 HP employess).

Apple is hardly a model community citizen. It makes no contribution to the improvement of schools, roads, public transportation, or recreational space. Google is no better: the trend here in Silicon Valley is towards building private parks and transportation systems for coddled employees and let everyone else suffer in silence.




RE: Spaceship campus in Cupertino
By Tony Swash on 11/21/2012 7:42:10 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Everything that surrounds to building site (idealized in your illustration) is either Cupertino-commercial or non-Cupertino residential. Cupertino has no consent from the cities most impacted--Sunnyvale and Santa Clara--on its plan to introduce 13,000 commuters into an already highly congested area (until recently occupied by 3000 HP employess).

Apple is hardly a model community citizen. It makes no contribution to the improvement of schools, roads, public transportation, or recreational space. Google is no better: the trend here in Silicon Valley is towards building private parks and transportation systems for coddled employees and let everyone else suffer in silence.


What Nazi bastards! What possible use could the USA have for two American companies that are hugely successful and which are dominating the giant new global technology markets. That sort of business success is not what made America great in the past. Whining is what made America great in the past. Endlessly moaning about the inconvenience of success is what made America great the past. Wouldn't it be better if both companies were driven out of the US all together, at least then no downtrodden little community would have to face the horror of extra commuters. Who needs jobs, enterprise or commercial success in the modern world, life would be so much quieter without them, let the Chinese have all the hassle. Or maybe the Greeks.


RE: Spaceship campus in Cupertino
By symbiosys on 11/22/2012 3:18:06 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
What Nazi bastards! What possible use could the USA have for two American companies that are hugely successful and which are dominating the giant new global technology markets. That sort of business success is not what made America great in the past. Whining is what made America great in the past. Endlessly moaning about the inconvenience of success is what made America great the past. Wouldn't it be better if both companies were driven out of the US all together, at least then no downtrodden little community would have to face the horror of extra commuters. Who needs jobs, enterprise or commercial success in the modern world, life would be so much quieter without them, let the Chinese have all the hassle. Or maybe the Greeks.


Ermmmm... Where did that just come from?


RE: Spaceship campus in Cupertino
By Tony Swash on 11/22/2012 5:47:33 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
Ermmmm... Where did that just come from?


Satire: noun
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices (in this case weasel whining about progress and success).

Given the problems the US economy is facing I find such whining about some of the few areas in which it is a world beater to be insufferable.


RE: Spaceship campus in Cupertino
By Cheesew1z69 on 11/22/2012 10:38:23 AM , Rating: 1
Except, once again, your "humor", isn't humorous. In that messed up head of yours it may be, but in the real world, it's not. You should quit trying to be a comedian, you fail at it.


RE: Spaceship campus in Cupertino
By Tony Swash on 11/22/12, Rating: 0
RE: Spaceship campus in Cupertino
By Cheesew1z69 on 11/22/2012 7:07:29 PM , Rating: 2
Troll...


RE: Spaceship campus in Cupertino
By Tony Swash on 11/22/12, Rating: -1
RE: Spaceship campus in Cupertino
By Reclammer99 on 11/21/2012 11:12:45 PM , Rating: 1
Um..you are a moron.


By Cheesew1z69 on 11/24/2012 6:45:10 PM , Rating: 2
Ok Pirks.... I think you are the bigger moron here.


RE: Spaceship campus in Cupertino
By Ringold on 11/23/2012 2:18:23 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
It makes no contribution to the improvement of schools, roads, public transportation, or recreational space.


Oh gosh. Only a Californian whiner could post that.

Apple exists to create profit. Society likes that and deems it, and capitalism, a "good thing" because profit-making firms means JOBS. Therefore, Apple exists to create jobs.

Not to provide you with a place for your dog to leave little surprises. That is what charities (which rich people tend to bankroll handsomely) and taxes are for.

This mindless prattle is why California has slowly bled workers on the margin to Texas, Chile, Singapore and so many other places. It's like economic success breeds its own economic kill-switch. Get rich, get liberal, get Greek-style malaise followed by meltdown. Rinse, repeat.


RE: Spaceship campus in Cupertino
By Scannall on 11/23/2012 12:18:12 PM , Rating: 2
You do know, that before HP started tanking that they had as many as 18,000 employees on that property? And they don't need consent from other cities either.

The people employed there pay a lot in taxes, and Apple pays tons of property taxes there. Which goes to schools...

They also run their own bus services for employees to commute on. Reducing the load on both the public transit there, and the roads. Guess that isn't neighborly enough though.

Most of that property is currently pavement and buildings. Very little landscaping. The parking for Apples building will be mostly underground. Lots more expensive to build that than throwing pavement around, but not near as much of an eyesore.

They will also have their own power plant on the premises. So that won't be adding any load to the grid there.

So, what is the real reason for hating on a building project? If you have one that is.


RE: Spaceship campus in Cupertino
By Metaluna on 11/25/2012 12:59:59 PM , Rating: 2
Heh, from what I've read about working hours at Apple, traffic impact shouldn't be a problem because most employees don't leave work until 1AM or so anyway.


I
By wwwcd on 11/21/2012 5:15:35 PM , Rating: 1
a next(useless) "cock" ring




RE: I
By JDHammer on 11/21/2012 6:39:04 PM , Rating: 2
- These are the voyages of the istarship iapple, it's continuing mission, to explore strange new products, to seek out new ideas, and to boldly go where no steve jobs has gone before....


RE: I
By GulWestfale on 11/21/2012 10:08:03 PM , Rating: 3
but is it compatible with the universe or will i need to buy another one?


RE: I
By Any14Tee on 11/22/2012 6:42:16 AM , Rating: 2
Nah...it's the Abyss, a Big Hole, I believe Andriod has already sh*gged that big vagina (or anal - take your pick!).


RE: I
By messele on 11/28/2012 1:27:44 PM , Rating: 2
Google probably already sent Eric Schmidt into the planning meetings to make notes so they can open a hastily built replica a year later, constructed by Samsung with shoddy build quality and a maintenance contract that lasts 6 months before being dumped for Building 1.2 codename "Desperate Desert".


Donut
By testsubject4325 on 11/21/2012 6:42:40 PM , Rating: 3
Are they going to patent the donut too ?




RE: Donut
By Samus on 11/22/2012 2:26:13 AM , Rating: 2
ohh I like that much better than space ship.

donut. but Apple would have a few things to say about using an android distribution to describe messiah's dreamy headquarters.


Apple swiped the design from Eddie Murphy
By jt63 on 11/21/2012 7:53:02 PM , Rating: 2
By symbiosys on 11/22/2012 3:20:55 AM , Rating: 2
Nice one mate!


How long?
By Dorkyman on 11/21/2012 8:53:17 PM , Rating: 2
Anyone willing to estimate how long before Apple employees vigorously complain about how long it takes to reach another part of the building for meetings? There's a reason buildings look the way they do.

Perhaps they could issue Segways. Or maybe a high-speed walkway, complete with onramps.




RE: How long?
By superstition on 11/22/2012 12:37:02 AM , Rating: 2
Maybe there will be a train that runs in a circle around it?


Dome?
By futrtrubl on 11/21/2012 7:22:53 PM , Rating: 2
Where is this "circular, glass dome"? On none of the pictures of the proposed structure do I see a dome. I see a toroidal building sure, though I would describe it as more UFO-like than spaceship-like.




Mmmmmmmm
By Devilboy1313 on 11/21/2012 9:13:45 PM , Rating: 2
... iDoughnut




Re-inventing the Wheel
By Any14Tee on 11/22/2012 6:33:20 AM , Rating: 2
Its shape like a wheel!
It's already patented, somebody get hold off Fred Flinstones lawyer!




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