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A glimpse into the future: Apple's new 'Spaceship' headquarters

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Aug 2011 14:06 User comments (7)

A glimpse into the future: Apple's new 'Spaceship' headquarters In June, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled plans to build a new 3.1 million square foot "Spaceship" campus in Cupertino.
The Cupertino mayor said later that month that there was little to no chance that city officials would reject the plans, and they have not. The building will still be required to pass environmental checks and pass a public hearing, likely early next year.

Said Jobs, in his introduction in June:

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.


This weekend, Cupertino has released the full plans, with pictures, of the Spaceship.

The location will house an Office, Research and Development Building, a 1,000 seat Corporate Auditorium, a Corporate Fitness Center, 300,000 feet of Research Facilities, a Central Plant, a 150-acre interior courtyard and be home to 12,000 employees.

Check the plans here, and here and here.

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7 user comments

114.8.2011 14:17

How long until they all drink poisoned kool-aid?



214.8.2011 14:30

No kidding... Why do I feel like this thing is also to serve a function similar to the Pentagon?

Not to mention, what all is actually supposed to transpire in a facility this large?


314.8.2011 14:38

Originally posted by LordRuss:
No kidding... Why do I feel like this thing is also to serve a function similar to the Pentagon?

Not to mention, what all is actually supposed to transpire in a facility this large?
its where jobs keeps his brethren locked up, reminds them of home.

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414.8.2011 17:48

it looks more like a park than a place to work at stupid crapple


Being nice always has its own consequences

514.8.2011 20:43

I think it is cool looking building. I wish more people built buildings that could be considered a work of art.

Now if only Apple could become a more consumer friendly company so I could say more nice things about them.

625.8.2011 4:30

It may be cool looking, but I don't know how practical the thing is. Its diameter is 1200 feet, which means you may be walking up to 1800 feet (6 football fields) to get to a meeting or the cafeteria unless you cut through the middle (which would be a 1200 foot worst case).

I don't know why they bothered with a gym...

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725.8.2011 6:59

oops wrong topic.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Aug 2011 @ 7:03

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