Cupertino Planning Council Approves Apple's New Campus Ahead of City Council Vote

Cupertino Planning Council Approves Apple's New Campus Ahead of City Council Vote

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The Cupertino, California planning commission has approved Apple's plans for its new 'spaceship' headquarters, reports CNET.

On Tuesday, the company made one last plea to the community at a public discussion, and Wednesday's recommendation paves the way for a vote by the Cupertino city council on October 15 and a final vote on May 19.

The campus will supplement Apple's current location at 1 Infinite Loop. A pet project of Steve Jobs, the ring shaped structure looks much like a spaceship and will occupy land originally owned by HP. Originally, the campus was intended to accommodate 6,000 employees; however, that has now increased to 14,000. Its cost has also ballooned to around $5 billion.

At the meeting, Apple presented a video which introduced lead architect Norman Foster and others in charge of development. Notably, the film said the shape of the structure wasn't the original vision but "t really grew into that born out of an intensive process". The development will take place in two stages. The first will take 32 months and the second will start shortly after.

Although, the planning council has approved the build, Cupertino city council must vote to approve the project on October 15 and then another final vote will be taken on May 19th.

More details about the project can be found here.

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Cupertino Planning Council Approves Apple's New Campus Ahead of City Council Vote

Cupertino Planning Council Approves Apple's New Campus Ahead of City Council Vote

Cupertino Planning Council Approves Apple's New Campus Ahead of City Council Vote
Ga Tang - October 4, 2013 at 2:45pm
THIS IS WONDERFUL, MY PEOPLE NEED A JOB
ratGT - October 4, 2013 at 11:26am
"Earthlings, we come here in peace! We want to trade advanced technology and design!"...
! - October 3, 2013 at 10:03pm
That many months?... what a hard working project this will be for constructions!
Jj - October 3, 2013 at 7:12pm
Beam me up Scottie....
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