• New Renderings of Future Apple Campus Emerge

    On Saturday, the world received an amazing new look at what the future home of Apple will look like.

    City officials in Cupertino raised the curtain on images, details and renderings of the forthcoming 2.8 million square-foot circular office homestead that media reports have vastly likened to a ground-based spaceship. Among a veritable ocean of office space, the structure delivers a corporate auditorium capable of seating 1,000 people (possibly for future product and software revealings), with another 300,000 square feet dedicated to research space.

    It's a pretty amazing building," Apple chief Steve Jobs told the Cupertino City Council last June when Apple pitched the development to city leaders. Apple recently purchased the 150 acres from Hewlett-Packard.

    "It's a little like a spaceship landed, but there it is," Jobs says. "And it's got this gorgeous courtyard in the middle, but a lot more. It's a circle, and so its curved all the way around. As you know if you build things, this is not the cheapest way to build something. There is not a straight piece of glass in this building. It's all curved.

    Completion of the new campus isn't expected until at least 2015.

    Source: City of Cupertino, California
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