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Steve Jobs' last speech

October 11, 2011: 7:05 AM ET

Apple Inc. via Cupertino City Council

On June 7, the day after his final Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Steve Jobs made a surprise appearance before the Cupertino City Council. He was seeking permission to build a new corporate headquarters for Apple (AAPL).

"We have a shot," Jobs told the council, "at building the best office building in the world."

121 days later, he was dead.

On Sept. 8 the city held a public hearing to discuss the environmental impact of the project. You can watch it here.

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Philip Elmer-Dewitt
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for Fortune.com.

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