360° Coverage : Construction Of New Apple HQ Hits A Snag

Construction Of New Apple HQ Hits A Snag

Could be delayed by as much as two years

Nov 25 2012, 4:00am CST | by

Construction Of New Apple HQ Hits A Snag
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Apple will be unable to meet its admittedly ambitious goal of breaking ground on its new corporate campus this year. Instead, it will likely not be until 2014 when construction begins on the company's futuristic headquarters, thanks to delays in the requisite paperwork and logistics process.

The new headquarters has been described as being like a spaceship, and it was first conceived and presented by the late Steve Jobs. He presented the plan to the Cupertino, California City Council in June 2011, just four months before his death.

While no cataclysmic changes will be made to Jobs's original plan, there will be some alterations. The company is still trying to get its environmental impact report put together.

Now, Apple wants to try to get the project completed without needing to truck out any dirt. It also changed the location of a 1,000-seat auditorium so that it is farther away from one of the nearby streets than in Jobs's original vision.

Interestingly enough, Apple has gone to the trouble to calculate that it will be able to plant 7,000 new trees throughout the campus, something that will likely please the liberal city of Cupertino.

The most significant part of the plan involves the construction of a 2.8 million square foot building, which will act as the main iconic building for the company.

The new campus will employ as many as 14,200 people.

Via Chicago Tribune

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
With more than 10 years as a professional writer, Mark Raby has an undeniable pulse on the latest trends. From the quiet rumors to the breaking news of the day, his eagle eye is always focused on the newest scoop and figuring out how and why the big newsmakers are noteworthy and relevant. He is based in New York City.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Apple iPhone 6S Cases Points To Rose Gold Color Option
Apple iPhone 6S Cases Points To Rose Gold Color Option
After Apple Watch, iPhone 6S will also come in Rose Gold
 
 
New Apple TV starts at under $200
New Apple TV starts at under $200
New report claims that the new Apple TV will be priced below $200. We expect multiple memory configurations at different price points.
 
 
Apple TV Rumored to Target Casual Gamers with Motion Sensitive Remote Controls
Apple TV Rumored to Target Casual Gamers with the Motion Sensitive Remote Controls
A report states that the tech giant has been planning to lure the gamers by introducing motion sensitive remote controls for Apple TV.
 
 
12% of Android Users Consider Switch to iPhone 6S
12% of Android Users Consider Switch to iPhone 6S
A new survey shows that 12% of Android users are tempted by the iPhone 6S.