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Another birds-eye view of the campus. "There's no chance that we're saying no. The mothership has really landed here in Cupertino", the city's mayor, Gilbert Wong, said in June 2011, after the late Steve Jobs appeared unexpectedly at the Cupertino City Council to give a presentation on the new building.
"We'd like to do something better", Jobs said to the council people. "I do think we have a shot at building the best office building in the world". The building will include a fitness center, underground parking, a press auditorium that seats 1,000 people, and underground parking. It also has on-site power facilities, so the campus will never go dark -- even when there is a power cut.
The part-'spaceship', part-donut building is designed by London-based Foster and Partners. It has a design similar feel to GCHQ's building, the UK's third intelligence service, which also has an iconic donut-shape built deep in the heart of Gloucester in West England.