We have been hearing about Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus for quite some while ago. The project has been around since the days of Steve Jobs and now, Apple has finally received approval from the Cupertino City Council.
The entire project is a 2.8-million-square-foot campus and is one of the largest construction plans from a tech company. Back in the days, it was Jobs himself who pitched the project to Cupertino City Council. In that context, it is no wonder that the Council has now given the green signal for the project.
According to Apple’s head of real estate and facilities, Dan Whisenhunt, “Steve transformed Apple into one of the most innovative companies in the world and we understand the responsibilities that come from carrying his legacy forward with this project. We’ve designed it with the same care and attention to detail as we do with all Apple products.”
The shape of this proposed facility resembles that of a spaceship, which is why it has popularly been called the ‘spaceship campus.’ Comprising of a four-story ring-like facility, Apple plans to host some 14,200 employees in this building. One of the chief contentions cited against the project has been that it is sure to cause traffic congestion in Cupertino.
Apple, in return, has promised to help the local development projects aiming to resolve this possible traffic problem. At the same time, the immense project is sure to bring a lot of employment opportunities to Cupertino and pace up the development of the entire region.
Courtesy: Mercury News