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.