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Apple already considering construction of third campus

updated 12:05 pm EDT, Thu September 8, 2011

Building would start after 2015

Apple is already contemplating the prospect of building a third campus, even before construction of the second one gets underway, says Cupertino mayor Gilbert Wong, citing information from Apple executives. Apple PR has declined to comment, but Wong notes that the executives told him the company is expanding so fast it expects to start building the third campus once the second one is finished in 2015. Where the additional campus might be built is unknown.

The second campus will sprawl across 175 acres, and hold as many as 13,000 workers. The building is often nicknamed the Mothership, as it will take the shape of a giant, four-story ring with curved glass windows wrapping around the exterior. Apple is also hoping to reduce environmental impact through advanced design touches like solar panels over the parking area. Nevertheless, Wong is set to host a meeting tonight to deal with any public concerns.




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  1. coffeetime

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    boring...

    all circle shape buildings are boring. The second building stays circle. The first building should be "i" shape and third building should be "S" shape. So looking from above, it's iOS. Or build a giant Apple logo shape building so even astronauts can see the earth is branded with Apple from out of space.

  1. FireWire

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    why not..

    you know, make the current project 8 stories?

  1. psdenno

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Eight stories.......

    .....may exceed building code height limits and create a bit of a parking problem for 26,000+ employees. Just a thought.......

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    Re: Eight stories

    Parking? Wouldn't Apple be all about the environment, not 25000 cars?

  1. coffeetime

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Protecting Environment

    To reduce parking space, build mono rail system just like Disney to pick up workers. It will save gas, reduce traffic jams and the squirrels live happily ever after.

  1. ethical_paul

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    comment title

    Apple already has several shuttle buses that pick employees up around silicon valley. But the reality is, if you have 26,000 employees, you have to plan for a few cars. Are you an idiot?

  1. ethical_paul

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Clarification

    Of course I meant to say, "Are you an idiot, testudo?" I figured it would be self-evident, and to state it that way would be redundant.

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