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Apple ‘mothership’ future HQ detailed

Images have been released showing Apple’s future HQ and it’s certainly an impressive piece of engineering and allows for an increase in workforce.

Located in Cuppertino, California the pictures released by the City of Cupertino show a circular build construction that looks more than a little space age. In fact when Steve Jobs first announced the building in June this year, he referred to it as ‘the mothership.’

 

The land, which totals around 150 acres, was bought by Apple from HP earlier this year. It has room for 12,000 people (and as 9to5 Mac points out the Pentagon holds 20,000) including a 3000 seated cafeteria, a solar roof and apricot orchard .

Jobs also said, “There is not a straight piece of glass in this building, it’s all curved. We 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.”

It’s certainly an impressive structure. According to Cupertino Council documents Apple hopes to start developing the site in 2012 and move in by 2015. What’s interesting is that according to the documents, Apple has currently 2600 people in its current Infinite Loop campus (and other buildings), yet if the new campus has 12,000 that suggests an anticipated huge increase in the workforce.

 

Via: 9-to-5 Mac

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