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. 😉
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