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Though the designs have not changed much, there are a few noticeable changes. For instance, Apple no longer wants to use trucks to haul away the soil from the grounds during the campus' construction. The firm also wants the auditorium, used for product launches, to be moved further away from the public roads. Also, the parking structure will be larger to accommodate more employees at the firm.
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.