Visionary : Apple’s ‘Spaceship’ Campus Gets Final Approval From Cupertino

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Apple’s ‘Spaceship’ Campus Gets Final Approval From Cupertino

 

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By Stan Schroeder5 hours ago

Apple‘s proposed project for a new campus in Cupertino, Calif., has received the final stamp of approval from the City Council, San Jose Mercury News reports.

The Cupertino City Council approved Apple’s campus project in October 2013, two years after Steve Jobs announced the construction plans, but one final voting was needed for the project to get the green light.

Apple’s new headquarters — informally called the “spaceship campus” due to its oval shape — include the 2.8 million square foot, glass-sheathed oval main building, whose 3D renderings were revealed in October, and an underground parking lot that can hold 2,400 vehicles. The campus will include a 100,000 square foot fitness center and a 120,000 square foot auditorium; additionally, Apple plans to build another 600,000 square feet worth of office and R&D buildings.

Though it was originally planned to open in 2015, due to delays the building is now expected to open mid-2016.

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    Apple’s updated plans for its cutting-edge Apple Campus 2 design show four levels of offices, sprawling landscape, a cafeteria, corporate auditorium and a fitness center. The design shape is still the same as it was initially proposed back in June, with a sleek, circular main building and glass surrounding the exterior.

     
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    The latest renderings of Apple Campus 2 show more places for employees to unwind, including a 45,000 sq. ft. fitness center and a jogging path.

     
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    The exterior of the main building.

     
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    Earlier this year, Apple submitted a 175 acre development proposal to replace existing office and research buildings in the area – most of which was previously occupied by the Hewlett Packard (HP) campus. The company is making modifications to the area’s existing buildings and land.

     
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    Apple will be filling its grounds with lots and lots of greenery. Trees, shrubs and flowers will inundate the 175-acre campus.

     
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    Apple also released a rendering of what the campus will look like from the outside. Again, there are lots of trees.

     
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    Speaking of trees, the various colors indicate what type of greenery will be added to the space, from love trees to – of course – Apple trees.

     
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    Apple Campus 2 is expected to open in 2015.

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