GADGET DESIGNER Apple's planned spaceship-shaped Cupertino campus received the green light on Tuesday, with the city council voting unanimously for the building to be built.
Mercury News reported that Apple's 2.8 million square foot building that will be shaped like a spaceship received unanimous approval from the Cupertino city council on Tuesday. The council warned that while the building is likely to cause traffic jams in the already congested area, it will work with Apple to solve any problems.
The campus was a dream of Steve Jobs, and the glass buiding will house 14,200 Apple employees. Apple is also quite proud of how green the building is, with the roof of the campus set to be decked out with photovoltaic solar panels.
Apple said back in 2011, "Apple proposes to create Apple Campus [Two] - an integrated 21st century campus surrounded by green space. This new development will provide a serene and secure environment reflecting Apple's values of innovation, ease of use and beauty."
Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrated news of the approval on Twitter. He said, "Our home for innovation and creativity for decades to come. Cupertino City Council Gives Unanimous Approval for Apple's New Campus."
Apple's head of real estate and facilities Dan Whisenhunt added, "Steve transformed Apple into one of the most innovative companies in the world and we understand the responsibilities that come from carrying his legacy forward with this project.
"We've designed it with the same care and attention to detail as we do with all Apple products."
Construction of Apple's new campus is expected to be completed in mid-2016, and Apple has said that it wants to start demolishing existing buildings later this year. µ
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