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The structure will be supported by large pillars and a steel structure. On the inside of the donut-shaped structure, Apple hopes to include an orchard and a park in the center of the structure.
Cupertino City Council says that it expects to have updated plans available after Thanksgiving, but did not say when.
A further 2,200 employees will be housed outside the main campus building in the R&D labs on the edges of the campus. Each building spans approximately 300,000 sq. ft. and will have around 300 electric charging stations for electric vehicles on the site.
Apple said that the delayed opening of the new building is partially due to to it being unable to start work on the new project until 2014, the updated timeline says.
Currently, the dark grey patch on the image is where Apple is currently located at Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA. Around three-four times larger in space, the proposed site for the Apple Campus 2 is shown in red. It's no more than a 10 minute drive down the road.