FORTUNE -- Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) U.S. workforce had shrunk to 304,000 by 2010 when the company announced that it would be shutting down its Cupertino campus -- then only 60% occupied -- and consolidating its operations in Palo Alto.
The offices it left behind stood vacant for more than two years. Then, in February, they were torn down to make room for Apple's (AAPL) new headquarters, designed to hold 12,000 employees and scheduled to be completed in 2016.
Someone at Apple cared enough about the old buildings -- or their removal -- to record the demolition in slow motion. The attached video, spotted by AppleInsider, was posted on YouTube Monday by "Apple Internal."
UPDATE: The video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Apple Inc.
A traffic reporter has posted the first image of demolition at the site of Apple's new HQ.
FORTUNE -- Ron Cervi, a news and traffic reporter for KCBS, was flying over Cupertino Monday when he snapped this aerial photo. Posted on Instagram, it's a "before" picture to go with the "after" rendering (below) that Apple (AAPL) commissioned.
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FORTUNE -- I can't swear that Peter Oppenheimer's nine and a half minutes before the cameras in the attached YouTube video is the first televised press conference of his 17-year career at Apple (AAPL), but I've never seen him do another.
Apple's chief financial officer -- the man in charge of the company's umpteen billions -- is usually MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 18, 2013 7:05 AM ET
Demolition at the site can begin after one more pro forma vote on Nov. 15.
FORTUNE -- Before a standing-room only crowd that included several hundred Apple (AAPL) employees, the Cupertino City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve construction of the four-story 2.8-million-square-foot curved-glass headquarters that Steve Jobs described in his initial pitch two years ago as looking "a little like a spaceship has landed."
The City Council's decision is final unless a petition for MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 16, 2013 6:37 AM ET
It may be a slam dunk for Apple, but the local paper is playing the story for all it's worth.
FORTUNE -- There's a pro forma sign off in November, but the vote scheduled for Oct. 15 is the one that will determine whether or not Apple's (AAPL) $5 billion Campus 2 headquarters gets built in Cupertino or somewhere else.
Apple has about as much chance of losing the Cupertino city council vote as MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 14, 2013 4:50 PM ET
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