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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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RE: Spaceship campus in Cupertino
By Tony Swash on 11/21/2012 7:42:10 PM , Rating: 2
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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
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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
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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
"Spreading the rumors, it's very easy because the people who write about Apple want that story, and you can claim its credible because you spoke to someone at Apple." -- Investment guru Jim Cramer














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