“In a move that should make it easier for Apple to land its new spaceship-shaped headquarters in Cupertino by 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday announced that the project has been approved for a streamlined treatment as it moves through the environmental review process,” Patrick May reports for The Mercury News.

“Fast-tracking the project, however, doesn’t mean construction will begin any sooner than the early-2013 time period Apple had previously announced. But by qualifying as a ‘leadership project’ under legislation signed into law last year, Apple will enjoy a smoother judicial review process if legal action is brought against the project,” May reports. “Apple’s circular building, designed by legendary architect Sir Norman Foster, was first unveiled publicly by co-founder Steve Jobs in his final public appearance before he died from complications of pancreatic cancer last year.”

Apple Campus 2 project - "Mothership" - Cupertino, CA

 

Apple Campus 2 project - "Mothership" - Cupertino, CA

Apple's "Mothership" Campus 2 - Street view from East Homestead Road

 
Apple Campus 2 project - "Mothership" - Cupertino, CA

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