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The Apple Campus 2 will cover 2.8 million square feet and will stand at four storeys tall. The cost of the building, along with council tax -- which Apple was "happy to keep paying" -- will cost billions. But at over $500 a share, Apple is worth around $465bn, and has over $80 billion in its cash reserves, so it can easily afford it. In January, Apple posted net income of $13.06 billion for the fourth quarter, doubling (and more) its profits from the year before.
Also nicknamed the "mothership", the building will not have a single straight piece of glass. The glass will have to be manufactured specially for the building, and will be curved to accommodate the building's size, shape, and curvy dimensions.
The project objectives show that the designers want to "create an innovate and beautiful campus near Apple's Infinite Loop facility that consolidates Apple's engineers and support personnel in a single distinctive office, research and development building". It aims to "promote shared creativity and collaboration and spur invention of the next several generations of Apple products".