Apple Campus 2: Updated plans, imagery, launch date: photos

Apple Campus 2: Updated plans, imagery, launch date: photos

Summary: Apple has updated the plans for its new Apple Campus 2 'Spaceship' design, along with an estimated completion date of mid-2016.


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  • Many of the paths around and surrounding the campus will be cycle friendly. All in all, there will be miles of pathways and access routes for Apple employees to roam the ground. 

    "I do think we have a shot at building the best office building in the world," Jobs said during his unveiling of the project in June 2011.

  • The cost of the building, along with council tax -- which Apple was "happy to keep paying" -- will cost billions. Because the glass in the building will not have a single straight edge piece of glass, the curved glass will have to be manufactured specially for the building, and will be curved to accommodate the building's size, shape, and curvy dimensions.

  • Apple aims to "promote shared creativity and collaboration and spur invention of the next several generations of Apple products," the firm said. 

    However, the designers of this campus want to "achieve the security and privacy required for the invention of new products by eliminating any public access through the perimeters against trespassers," ruling out any public right to access.

Topic: Apple

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  • 650,000 square feet

    of solar panels will produce about 18 MW of power under ideal conditions. I wonder if it will be enough to take them off the grid. With 13,000 people there, just turning on everyone's computers is going to suck down about ten percent of that.
  • when...

    This fails, I'd like to see this stuff being put into real companies, not toy companies.
    • If solar power fails why would you want to see it proliferate?

      And why would it fail? Not that it would, but that comment doesn't make sense.
      • I think he was referring to Apple failing

        because in his world view, some jobs (like, I would guess building cars) are morally superior to other jobs (like designing CPUs or building yachts, I would guess), and therefore the morally inferior jobs should be eliminated and those people be shepherded into morally superior work.
  • Looks Great in Sunshine

    Can't help thinking that when it rains, they'll need 14,200 umbrellas.