Apple Inc. (AAPL) Submits Revised Plans For New Spaceship Campus
On Wednesday, iPhoneinCanada noted that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has submitted major revisions and renderings of their new spaceship like campus in Cupertino. The new campus is approximately 2.8 million square feet for up to 13,000 employees and will be the forefront of AAPL’s innovation in building large corporate campus.
The circular, spaceship style design is expected to be quite unique, especially as headquarters for a company such as Apple. Last June, Steve Jobs presented the original plans himself, describing it as:
It’s a pretty amazing building. It’s a little like a spaceship landed. It’s got this gorgeous courtyard in the middle… It’s a circle. It’s curved all the way around. If you build things, this is not the cheapest way to build something. There is not a straight piece of glass in this building. It’s all curved. We’ve used our experience making retail buildings all over the world now, and we know how to make the biggest pieces of glass in the world for architectural use. And, we want to make the glass specifically for this building here. We can make it curve all the way around the building… It’s pretty cool.
The latest rendering of the building, pictured above, is not very different from others in the past, and remains unchanged, with the exception of a few changes here and there. The new plans submitted Wednesday, also include a detailed floor plan of how the 4 story building will be laid out.
If the new plans and rendering are accepted, with scheduled construction, the new campus could be completed by as early as 2015.