By Christian Zibreg on Apr 25, 2013
Apple’s flying saucer-shaped Campus 2 building, an upcoming 2,800,000 square foot 4-story glass structure and home to 12,000 employees, is coming online in 2016. The building was originally planned for completion in 2015, but the project got pushed back until 2016.
The reason: the initial three billion dollar budget has ballooned to as much as five billion dollars because of Steve Jobs’s perfectionism. The company earlier in the month submitted revised plans. Published Wednesday, the documents reveal several previously unknown tidbits.
For starters, Apple employees working at Campus 2 will be able to enjoy unprecedented bike pathways and sidewalks depicted in a set of exquisitely rendered images… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 4, 2013
Apple’s upcoming 2.8 million square foot circular glass structure, officially called Campus 2 and also known as iSpaceship, could face further delays because it is now reportedly $2 billion over budget. Originally estimated to cost a whopping $3 billion to build, the budget for the new home to about 12,000 employees has now skyrocketed to nearly five billion dollars, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Because of the risings construction costs, Apple’s Campus 2 could easily become an investor relations nightmare, the publication observes… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 27, 2013
Apple held its annual shareholder meeting this morning on its Cupertino campus. The company used the gathering to address concerns of investors, offer up some insight into its future, and of course to vote on a number of proposals.
Tim Cook did a lot of the talking, and fielded some pretty difficult questions from shareholders who are obviously disappointed with Apple’s recent stock slide. As usual, we have a roundup of all of the interesting stuff after the fold… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 20, 2013
Nevermind that iSpaceship, Apple’s breathtaking curved-glass, circular-shaped research campus, won’t open until mid-2016 - in Silicon Valley, the race is on on who gets to build the most spectacular corporate structure first. Graphics powerhouse Nvidia has thrown down the gauntlet by announcing Wednesday a state of the art new HQ.
Covering one million square feet, the massive site will be comprised of two triangle-shaped buildings with a distinct feature: a nearly translucent glass roof. Part of its campus expansion in Santa Clara, Nvidia describes the upcoming headquarters in Apple’s parlance, as “iconic”… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 21, 2012
Apple engineers agonize over every imaginable aspect of the company’s products. Their attention to detail is legendary and all-encompassing, from packaging and unboxing experience to press releases and TV commercials to screws, wires and the specific snow white paint for the home button of the white iPhone. No detail is too small, no stone is left unturned.
So why should it be any different with a massive circular structure and the 176-acre campus, dubbed by the media iSpaceship and officially named Campus 2? As Cody told you, the project has been delayed until 2016. A spokesperson for the iPhone maker just issued an official statement, basically saying the company is designing Campus 2 the same way they’d build an iPhone… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 21, 2012
If you’re an Apple fan, or at least follow the company, you know that it doesn’t have a reputation for hitting deadlines. The iTunes Match launch was delayed, as is iTunes 11. And it doesn’t look like the new iMacs are going to make it on time.
So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the ribbon cutting ceremony for Apple’s new spaceship-like research campus has also been pushed back. According to a new report, the company’s new workplace won’t be set for open until mid-2016… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 7, 2012
Apple’s spectacular all-glass iSpaceship building, officially known as Campus 2 and meant to be a research campus, is massive, breathtaking and just downright amazing. We previously marveled at its beautiful curved design depicted in technical drawings, official filings and high-resolution.
Now, a fresh set of drawings surfaced and they’re beautiful. These blueprints include various close ups of the building’s exterior details and its exquisite interior. Boy, would I want to board a Mothership like this… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 3, 2012
Apple shouldn’t have any more problems meeting its 2015 deadline for the opening of its new Cupertino-based ‘spaceship’ campus. According to a new report, the project has just been fast-tracked by California state Governor Jerry Brown…
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 8, 2012
The City of Cupertino has released a new set of high-resolution technical drawings for Apple’s upcoming ring-shaped Campus 2 facility. The official documents depict the iSpaceship building, including underground parking space for nearly five thousand cars and a massive auditorium where Apple will hold media events.
So if you thought past media events were magical and spellbinding, Apple’s future press conference are bound to knock your socks off once Campus 2 officially opens some time in 2015… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 19, 2012
Apple’s ring-shaped, spaceship-like campus wont replace the company’s corporate headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California, where approximately 10,000 employees come to work, 9to5Mac has learned.
Instead, the spectacular all-glass structure will serve as research facility office space for an additional 13,000 employees and will provide an additional 300,000 feet of expansion space for future growth.
The publication was able to glean this information from a brochure Apple sent to Cupertino residents as it sought feedback amid concerns that the facility will add to the traffic and change the surrounding area… Read More