At a City Council meeting in Cupertino, California on Tuesday, Commander-In-Chief at Apple Inc, CEO Steve Jobs revealed plans for a new HQ for the company that “looks a little like a spaceship“. Appearing in his trademark black turtleneck shirt, blue jeans and gray New Balance shoes, CEO Jobs had a “420-moment” when he started the meeting by saying
Apple is growing like Weed.
Apple’s present HQ at the corner of Anza and Interstate I-280 can only support 2,800 people, while the proposed new building would hold 12,000 employees, and even house its own green-energy power plant for a sustainable innovative environment.
“We’ve got almost 12,000 people in the area, so we’re renting buildings — not very good buildings, either — at an ever-greater radius from our campus and we’re putting people in those. And it’s clear that we need to build a new campus.”, said CEO Jobs
Apple proposed new building looks like a spaceship and would be built on 150 acres of land that the tech giant already owns next to it’s current HQ.
It’s a little like a spaceship landed. It’s a circle, and so it’s curved all the way around. As you know if you build things, this is not the cheapest way to build something. There’s not a straight piece of glass on this building, it’s all curved. And we’ve used our experience in 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.
Steve Jobs, June 7, 2011
When Will Construction of Apple Spaceship Campus Start?
Mayor Gilbert Wong said in a statement that Cupertino is excited that Apple is moving forward with a new campus, an idea first mentioned to the city in 2006.
“When Apple submits their building plans later this year, we know that we will be looking at a state-of-the-art facility and all the challenges and opportunities that go along with that,” Mayor Wong said. “The project will come to the City Council for approval in the fall of 2012. Following approval, Apple can submit building permits. Construction will follow, and Apple and the city expect the new campus to be completed by 2015.”
Steve Jobs Cupertino City Council Video
Here is the full video of CEO Jobs appearance at the Cupertino City Council Meeting.