Apple new campus to look like a huge spaceship

Apple CEO Steve Jobs presented plans for Apple's new campus off I-280 in Cupertino last night.

Speaking to the City Council, Steve Jobs described the new campus as,

"It's a pretty amazing building. It's a little like a spaceship landed. It's got this gorgeous courtyard in the middle... It's a circle. It's curved all the way around. 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. We've used our experience making retail buildings all over the world now, and we know how to make the biggest pieces of glass in the world for architectural use. And, we want to make the glass specifically for this building here. We can make it curve all the way around the building... It's pretty cool."

The campus resembles a huge space ship (or like US Defense building Pentagon). The entire campus will be one huge round building with a courtyard in the middle. The building itself will be four stories tall, and Apple plans to re-landscape the current area to include 6000 trees. Right now the land Apple bought for the new campus, has 20 percent greenery and 80 percent asphalt and buildings. The new campus will have 80 percent Greenery and 20 percent asphalt and construction.
There will be a natural gas energy center on-campus to power the new building; the Tech giant will only rely on California's power grid as a backup only.

Apple bought the former 98-acre HP campus where the new campus will show up, last November. The purchase was in addition to a 50 acre site that Apple bought in 2006.

Apple plans to shift to new campus in 2015. --------

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