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Apple's new headquarters will have 'spaceship' design

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Jun 2011 14:55 User comments (16)

Apple's new headquarters will have 'spaceship' design Apple CEO Steve Jobs has said this week that the company will build a new "spaceship" building in Cupertino, one that can hold 12,000 employees.
Says Jobs (via Reuters):

It's a little like a spaceship landed. There is not a straight piece of glass in the building. We know how to make the biggest pieces of glass in the world for architectural use.


The building will be four stories, circular in shape and have a large 150-acre interior courtyard. Apple's new architecture will be in addition to the company's main campus.

That's rather odd, 12,000 people in a building, in one building. But we've seen these office parks with lots of buildings, and they get pretty boring pretty fast, so we'd like to do something better than that. I do think we have a shot at building the best office building in the world.


Apple bought most of the land from HP.

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16 user comments

110.6.2011 15:14

So, the spaceship that will take all the Apple fanboys to some other planet is going to arrive at last.

I'm pretty sure I will be nor the first neither the last in saying this, but I just couldn't hold it. ;)


"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

210.6.2011 15:17

Drink the kool-aid and join me in the spaceship.

Cult following confirmed.

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310.6.2011 16:47

They'll be releasing the new iShip 2.0 with a 2mp front facing camera 6 months after this one is finished

410.6.2011 17:40

Sounds like someone has Google envy

510.6.2011 17:42

So you have money to build a new campus but you still can't spend money and fix the antenna issue by doing a recall on the iPhone 4. The stupid covers you offer is just a band-aid fix, I get so many drop calls on my phone.

610.6.2011 20:26

Can't beat Googleplex :D

710.6.2011 21:54

maybe he is planning to built it for the "end of the world" so they can start doing business with the aliens


Being nice always has its own consequences

811.6.2011 0:15

Need a lot of folks to go through all your personal files once you load them all up onto the "cloud", don't you know.

I really am starting to think I need to put a down payment on that aluminum foil helmet again...


911.6.2011 5:41

Originally posted by g_slide:
So you have money to build a new campus but you still can't spend money and fix the antenna issue by doing a recall on the iPhone 4. The stupid covers you offer is just a band-aid fix, I get so many drop calls on my phone.
They have the money to do that, or at the very least, to redesign it so that future iPhone4 buyers would not have the problem...but they won't. They knew about the problem before the initial production run, and they built it anyway...THAT MAKES IT INTENTIONAL.

I bet the AppleSphere will lose all internet connectivity when people sit in certain offices.


1011.6.2011 11:42

Ridiculous design. If you need to talk to somebody in another department, you'll have to walk all the way around the circle, or else cut through the middle to get to them. Either way, it's worse than a campus.

Seems to me that Jobs likes to keep his people working in their own departments and doesn't want a lot of people knowing what other departments are doing.

1111.6.2011 12:01

Crapple = Heaven's Gate?


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

1211.6.2011 12:06

Originally posted by dali:
So, the spaceship that will take all the Apple fanboys to some other planet is going to arrive at last.

I'm pretty sure I will be nor the first neither the last in saying this, but I just couldn't hold it. ;)
I can't agree more fully!

And on the phone issue they did know of the problem from the start of the design as one of the engineers pointed out to them so they got rid of him and built the poorly designed phone anyway. So it goes beyond Intent and shows their arrogance.

I'm glad I still have my tinfoil hat now I'll just have to find it.
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1311.6.2011 12:46

Haha. Take me to you leader, as the Apple sheeple follow him in his untiring expedition to become supernatural with never-ending knowledge!! Oh, the irony!! - BLUEBOY


Chance prepares the favored mind. Look up once in a while and you might learn something. - BLUEBOY

1411.6.2011 13:55

Ok, now which corner of the foil do I pinch in order to pick up Radio Free Russia?


1512.6.2011 8:29

When will Microsoft follow with their Zunship building?

1614.8.2011 15:55

I guess this beats the Google HQ in Mountain View + this one is spacey..

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