Currently, Apple's headquarters can only hold 2,800 people but has 12,000 employees in the Bay area. Instead of renting out more office buildings at a greater radius from the main office building, Steve Jobs wants to house all his employees in one building. Jobs announced plans build a new campus: a ring-shaped building on 150 acres of land in Cupertino, California.
It would be powered by its own natural gas power plant so it doesn't have to depend on the city's power grid for energy. The building would be four stories tall with parking underneath.
"It's a little like a spaceship landed," Jobs said in a statement. "It's a circle. And so it's curved all the way around."
Jobs definitely has a knack for design. The proposed campus, if all goes as planned, will be completed by 2015.
“A hallmark of Apple's technology has been innovation and the high value that the company places on design,” Mayor Gilbert Wong said in a statement. “We have learned to expect that Apple will bring this same high standard to all of its projects.”
The proposed campus is the former Hewlett-Packard campus. It would increase the landscaping in the area, decrease the surface parking and reduce the building's footprint.
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