With each new filing -- and added detail -- the enormous scale of the project emerges
Steve Jobs may be gone, but work on Apple's (AAPL) new corporate campus proceeds apace.
Foster + Partners, the architectural firm Jobs commissioned to design headquarters large enough to accommodate 13,000 employees, has submitted another filing to the Cupertino City Council, which posted the latest drawings on its site here.
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 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 11, 2011 7:05 AM ET
Apple watchers are reading a lot into the invitation to next week's special event
If one assumes -- as many were on Tuesday -- that Apple (AAPL) puts as much thought into the iconography of its invitations as it does into the icons on its computer screens, there are several conclusions one could draw from the "Let's talk iPhone" e-mail sent to selected member of the media.
The meaning of first three MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 27, 2011 2:58 PM ET
"When companies plan wildly ambitious, over-the-top headquarters, it is sometimes a sign of imperial hubris."
Writing in the New Yorker's blog (but not, interestingly, in the magazine itself) Paul Goldberger has cast his architecture critic's eye on drawings for Apple's (AAPL) proposed headquarters and found them troubling -- and a bit scary.
[Foster + Partners] has proposed a gargantuan glass-and-metal ring, four stories high, with a hole in the middle a third of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 27, 2011 7:08 AM ET
The Mac Observer's widely reposted comparison was a little off
Kudos to The Mac Observer's John Martellaro for dusting off his geometry and calculating the diameter of the circle that would circumscribe the Pentagon's five 921-foot sides. Answer: 1,566 feet.
But he went astray when he eyeballed the floor plans for Apple's (AAPL) proposed new headquarters -- made public last week by the Cupertino city council -- to estimate the diameter the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 17, 2011 8:59 AM ET
Cupertino posts the company's full proposal, including 82 drawings and renderings
Want to know more about Steve Jobs' plans for Apple's (AAPL) futuristic new headquarters, the one he told the star-struck Cupertino city council last June looked "a little like a spaceship had landed"? Look no further than the city's home page, where the council has posted Apple's proposal in full, including dozens of high-res drawings, renderings, floor plans and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 13, 2011 7:13 AM ET
Apple shareholder meetings are, contrary to their sleek gadgets and product launch spectaculars (see: iPad2, hoped-for on March 2nd), designed to underwhelm.
CUPERTINO, Calif.--Annual shareholders meetings are designed to be yawnfests. Bylaws require a meeting, so companies work hard to comply with the letter of the law--and little more. Apple (AAPL), such a master at jazzing up events to release new products, ably jazzes down its annual meeting.
The usual collection of MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Feb 23, 2011 6:20 PM ET
Its campus "bursting at the seams," the company gobbles up another slice of its home town
In the second major expansion of its corporate headquarters in four years, Apple (AAPL) has purchased a 98-acre parcel of land in Cupertino, according to a report in Thursday's Silicon Valley Mercury News
The new parcel -- formerly the Cupertino campus of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) -- is adjacent to 50 acres Apple acquired in 2006. Together, the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 25, 2010 5:32 AM ET
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