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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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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.




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


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


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


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


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


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