Apple's New "Spaceship" Headquarters Won't Be Ready Until 2016
November 21, 2012 4:02 PM
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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
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.
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RE: Spaceship campus in Cupertino
11/23/2012 12:18:12 PM
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.
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