Apple’s Spaceship Campus Has Almost Landed
Fans of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) architecture can breathe a little easier. Apple’s long-awaited Campus 2 building project, also known as the “spaceship” headquarters, was recently approved by Cupertino’s planning commission, reports CNET. This clears the way for a preliminary city council vote on October 15, before a final vote on May 19.
The Apple Campus 2 gained the “spaceship” moniker due to the unusual ring-shaped design of its main office building that will feature curved windows and polished concrete floors. According to the project’s description, the new campus will accommodate over 14,000 employees and will include nearby amenities like a restaurant and fitness center.
The Apple Campus 2 project was originally announced in 2011 by Steve Jobs, who predicted it would be “the best office building in the world.” Foster + Partners, the same design firm that constructed Apple’s recently opened Stanford 2 store, is also leading the Apple Campus 2 project.