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Apple Submits Updated Design for Spaceship Campus

By November 23, 2012

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Apple has submitted revised plans and a new timetable for construction and completion of its new campus in Cupertino. The campus design has been compared to a spaceship; even Steve Jobs acknowledged the similarity when he personally submitted the original design in June of 2011.

Apple Submits Updated Design for Spaceship Campus

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The latest revision focuses on changes to an underground auditorium, and the use of a new construction method that wouldn't require the removal of earth and material from the existing 176-acre site.

Additionally, Apple has made notes detailing the landscaping, which will attempt to reproduce the native oak and grasslands that would have been present on the site before the valley became known for its orchards and other agricultural production.

The project timeline has also been extended to allow more time for the environmental impact report. The new timeline has a completion date in 2016, with construction to begin in 2014.

The new plans, including site plans and floor plans, are available from the City of Cupertino's offices. You can also download the plans as PDFs from the Apple Campus project section of the City of Cupertino's web site.


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