The Spaceship is ready for take off as Cupertino offers final approval for Apple's new campus

After winning initial approval for the project in October, Apple has now won final approval to go ahead and construct its ambitious 'Spaceship' campus 2. As part of the agreement Apple will increase the amount of taxes it pays to the City of Cupertino by way of a decreases in sales tax rebates Apple receives.

Construction of phase 1 should be complete by 2016 and will include the iconic 2.4 million square-foot main building, underground parking structure, a fitness centre and an auditorium. Campus 2 is to be environmentally friendly with 80% green space, efficient water and landscaping and a large amount of its power coming from solar and fuel cell sources.

Source: Macrumors

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The Spaceship is ready for take off as Cupertino offers final approval for Apple's new campus


Next thing we know it's flying above our houses. Haha, seriously though, Its something I would want to visit someday.

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It's going to have ‘A separate cluster of buildings set off from the main building (that) will house research and development...’

Are they going to call them Ive Hive? ;)

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I've been following this project for some time. What an incredible building

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It's going to be interesting to see if they can make this design a reality. We all know that apple is going to experience hurdles as well as other unforeseen obstacles but I would like to see this project completed and visit one day.

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Amazing. I wish I could work there. Working for Apple would be an awesome job! Being one of the largest corporate green headquarters on the planet, they deserve respect and other companies should learn from there example.

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Wow. Let's see...
Awesome future-tech building? Check.
Awesome future-tech of the future devices today? Check.
Flying cars? No check.
There you have it - Apple's next big thing... Flying cars.
I think this is a bold, forward-thinking design that should be iconic for a long time to come. Thumbs up Apple.

One of the best things about this is that they are building it on the old HP site, not some previously undeveloped piece of land. And, from what I understand, they are going to change it from a property that mostly cleared of all trees and do a lot of landscaping. Plus, the green initiatives will be great for a facility of it's size. I would like to see it when it's complete.

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It'll be interesting to watch this project as it unfolds over the next few yrs. I kept a close eye on the data center in Maiden, NC since I live not too far away. It is quite striking seeing the investment in alternative energy Apple has in place. This new HQ should be no different.

I can't wait for the ground breaking and to see the final product. The drafts are really nice. Good for Apple!

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The epitome of beautiful Apple architecture. I hope I get to visit it one day. Do you think they'll allow tourist visitors?

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