City of Cupertino pays tribute to Steve Jobs (with video)

The Cupertino City Council meeting was adjourned in memory of Steve Jobs on Tuesday, October 18, 2011.

The city is in the process of reviewing the new Apple Campus 2 headquarters project, which was Mr. Jobs’ vision.

The new “Mothership” campus, on a site totalling 175 acres, is planned to house up to 13,000 employees in one central four-storied circular building of approximately 2,800,000 square feet (260,000 m2) (including a café for 3,000 sitting people) surrounded by extensive landscape (with parking mainly underground and the rest centralized in a parking structure). Other facilities include a 1,000 seat auditorium, 300,000 square feet (28,000 m2) of R&D facilities, a fitness center and a dedicated generating plant as primary source of electricity (powered by natural gas and other more environmentally sound means).

On June 7, 2011, Apple CEO Steve Jobs stated “It’s got a gorgeous courtyard in the middle – and a lot more. It’s a circle, so it’s curved all the way round. This is not the cheapest way to build something. Every pane of glass in the building is curved. The existing ratio of built-up area to landscaping on the site is 80:20, but the new ratio will be 20:80, that is, 80% of the site area will be greenery.”

This video was developed by city staff as a tribute to Mr. Jobs.

Direct link to video via Cupertino City Hall here.

MacDailyNews Take: Done deal. 😉

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

Related articles:
Cupertino Mayor Wong: Apple’s mothership campus ‘definitely not a done deal’ – September 9, 2011
Cupertino City Council to examine environmental impact of Apple’s new Mothership campus – September 7, 2011
City of Cupertino posts further details on Apple mothership campus – August 13, 2011
Cupertino area residents greet Apple’s proposed mothership campus with enthusiasm – June 20, 2011
Apple’s new ‘Mothership’ campus: Full details and gallery – June 16, 2011
Cupertino mayor: ‘There is no chance we are saying no’ to Apple Mothership (with video) – June 9, 2011
Steve Jobs presents giant 12,000 employee ‘spaceship’ campus to Cupertino City Council (with video) – June 8, 2011


  1. Steve Jobs tribute video on City of Cupertino web site requires Microsoft Silverlight to play?!.. Huh?

    Hello Cupertino?

    I guess that’s why they don’t get an Apple store..

  2. That was a beautiful tribute.

    When Steve spoke to them about the new building it was obvious he was having trouble with breathing and energy but he soldiered on. Courageous man, so much substance of true worth, so on fire for what he believed in his heart, which is in tune with Truth. The world has never seen his like before. A great one comes with a unique personality and is not recognized as such at first.

    Steve gave the world easy ways and tools to immortalize these amazing moments. Thank you Steve.

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