Bloomberg reports that Apple recently submitted its proposal of ambitious futuristic “spaceship” headquarters to the city of Cupertino. However, the project might not be finished by 2016.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a spaceship campus? Apple can make it possible. The project was originally presented by the late Steve Jobs himself way back in June 2011 to the city council.
“The iPhone maker included the new timetable in an updated proposal it submitted to the city on Nov. 14. While Apple, the world’s largest company by market value, had wanted to break ground on the 176-acre campus this year, the city may not complete its environmental impact report until June, and Apple may not be able to start work until 2014.”
The campus was originally targeted to complete in 2015. According to David Brandt, Cupertino’s city manager, Apple could conceivably break grounds in 2013, but if only everything works smoothly.
Highlights of the proposal:
- Apple Campus 2 designed to show 4 levels of offices, evergreen landscape, cafeteria
- Big corporate auditorium and 45,000 sq. ft. fitness centre
- Circular four-storey main building
- Glass surrounding exterior
- 7,000 of trees, 80% spent on landscape
“Apple notified the city in August that it planned to update its proposal in September. By filing in November, possible approval in early 2013 became unrealistic, said Brandt. In its original plan, the company said it envisioned moving in by 2015.”
Bloomberg reports there are no substantial changes to the original plan.
Its completion in 2016 is going to be one of the most remarkable events (ribbon-cutting) and sights in the vicinity of Cupertino. This will be the first largest building in the world to house valuable utility equipments, more underground parking spots, and employees up to 14,200.
So is this the fruit of their labor from the iPhones, iPod Touchs, iPads, iMacs and Macs profits?
Overall, the place is way awesome. I look forward to its completion.