Apple outlines new 12,000 capacity 'spaceship' campus

Apple outlines new 12,000 capacity 'spaceship' campus

Summary: Apple CEO Steve Jobs presented his idea for a new Apple campus to the Cupertino City Council yesterday - a massive circular structure with capacity for 12,000 employees at a former Hewlett-Packard site.

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs presented his idea for a new Apple campus to the Cupertino City Council yesterday - a massive circular structure with capacity for 12,000 employees at a former Hewlett-Packard site.

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Here are some highlights:

  • Four-story building
  • Will feature on-site energy center
  • The site will feature 20% landscaping to 80% landscaping and feature underground parking
  • Plan to increase trees from 3,700 to 6,000
  • Support for increase in employees from 9,500 to 13,000
  • R&D buildings, auditorium, fitness center
  • Jobs wants plans submitted ASAP, ground breaking to start next year and people to move in in 2015

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  • RE: Apple outlines new 12,000 capacity 'spaceship' campus

    world domination by 2020! - be afraid!
    RonanSail
    • RE: Apple outlines new 12,000 capacity 'spaceship' campus

      Actually, it's an economic bubble, once again, the tech industry goes berzerk building huge monoliths to themselves, only to be in financial troubles a few months to years later.

      Anyone breaking ground on a 12K user space in the Bay area had better have the "cash in the bank" to cover it. Novell did this maneuver, but with financing - you now know it as the eBay/Paypal campus.
      briank2
      • RE: Apple outlines new 12,000 capacity 'spaceship' campus

        @briank@?
        I do not think Apple is that cash strapped that they could not afford to build this new campus. If I am not mistaken, Apple has billions in the bank and no debt. So this makes sense for them to consolidate their employees in one, or two, buildings rather than paying rent on several dozen buildings.
        Rick_K
      • $25 Billion (cash and liquid only) and counting

        @briank@... I think there's enough "cash in the bank". If it costs $500 million to make, that would be about 2 weeks profit of the company. Crazy.
        reasonableman
      • 60 billion in the bank and no debt

        @briank@...

        and adding billions every quarter.

        Apple could finance the building just from the interest.
        Davewrite
    • RE: Apple outlines new 12,000 capacity 'spaceship' campus

      @RonanSail - Be VERY afraid! Pretty ridiculous that they are going to spend all the money for a freaking building!!! Have fun supporting them all you Apple Fan Boys!!! They'll never see a dime of my money!!!
      CaryRW1
      • RE: Apple outlines new 12,000 capacity 'spaceship' campus

        @CaryRW@... They have most of their Cupertino employees in space off the main campus that they are leasing right now - those costs would go away with the new building.
        rbgaynor
      • RE: Apple outlines new 12,000 capacity 'spaceship' campus

        @CaryRW@... Did you have a problem with your money going to Bill Gates' heated driveway?
        http://www.billgatesmicrosoft.com/billhome.htm
        YaBaby
      • RE: Apple outlines new 12,000 capacity 'spaceship' campus

        @YaBaby...

        At least a significant portion goes to fighting malaria, or AIDS or......

        How much does Jobs give?

        Think before you speak mate.
        Pmenadue
      • RE: Apple outlines new 12,000 capacity 'spaceship' campus

        <i>@CaryRW@... Did you have a problem with your money going to Bill Gates' heated driveway?<br><a href="http://www.billgatesmicrosoft.com/billhome.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.billgatesmicrosoft.com/billhome.htm</a></i><br><br>Looks like Gates' version of Xanadu.<br><br>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanadu_%28Citizen_Kane%29<br><br>Do ya think the fireplace is bigger?<br><br>lol...
        ScorpioBlue
      • RE: Apple outlines new 12,000 capacity 'spaceship' campus

        @CaryRW@... So you obviously have no business sense what so ever and just reacted from a hatred for Apple right?
        non-biased
  • RE: Apple outlines new 12,000 capacity 'spaceship' campus

    I wonder if Jobs will be using the Force (RDF) to call all Cult of Mac worshippers to build this thing... Just no one drink the cool aid over there. :)
    The one and only, Cylon Centurion
    • wonder where the statue of Jobs will be located?

      @Cylon Centurion
      not to mention a Visitors Center!
      pikeman666
    • RE: Apple outlines new 12,000 capacity 'spaceship' campus

      @Cylon Centurion
      I heard that Microsoft is building a huge monument to Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. They are looking for volunteers, They are even willing to supply the grape Flavor-aid.
      Rick_K
  • RE: Apple outlines new 12,000 capacity 'spaceship' campus

    That place looks awesome.
    slickjim
  • RE: Apple outlines new 12,000 capacity 'spaceship' campus

    Oh look, they've found my stargate.
    Hallowed are the Ori
    • LOL!

      @Hallowed are the Ori

      Perfect. :)
      Will Pharaoh
  • Reminds me of the GCHQ building in Cheltenham

    nt.
    zwhittaker
  • RE: Apple outlines new 12,000 capacity 'spaceship' campus

    Good to hear Apple is planning on adding all those jobs to the US economy. On a side note: I wonder how well the US economy would be, if the Good people at Apple were in charge? The look to improve the local economy. The construction jobs are going to be there for about 3 years, then the computer engineering jobs will be there for a lot longer.
    Rick_K
    • RE: Apple outlines new 12,000 capacity 'spaceship' campus

      @Rick_K
      Apple eploys 50,000 in US and 1,000,000 contractors in China so that's a 1 to 20 ratio. How does that help the US economy?
      Linux Geek