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Apple Provides Beautiful Renderings for 'Spaceship' Campus

By - Source: CNet | B 38 comments

Forget fluorescent lighting, flat-pack desk and ceiling tiles, Apple's got other plans when it comes to its new Cupertino offices.

We first heard about Steve Jobs' plans to redevelop land owned by Apple and build a massive modern office back in June. While Jobs may no longer be with us, Apple still plans to build the office, with the whole thing scheduled for completion in 2015. Though the land, which Apple acquired from HP, is mostly industrial, concrete and asphalt, the company is seeking to completely change the landscape of that area with a large building that Steve Jobs characterized as looking a bit like a spaceship.

This week, CNet reports that Apple recently updated its plans, offering a more detailed view of what the new, donut-shaped campus will look like. As you can see from the plans below, Apple plans to include a lot of grass and trees. There's also a lot of winding pathways running through the campus, presumably because Steve Jobs liked to take long walks while discussing business with colleagues and partners.

The company also submitted some gorgeous renderings to the City of Cupertino, some of which we've posted below.

Hit up Cupertino.org for the complete set.

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    clivene09 , December 7, 2011 4:30 PM
    iPentagon
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    RogueLegend , December 7, 2011 4:42 PM
    Have to say it, with Apple, the future is very much possible...
    ..


    Um, the future is not just ALWAYS possible, but it's guaranteed. The future will arrive any second. Oh look, it's here. And now it's past. But don't worry, here comes another one... Ha! There it is again.

    And all those futures that just passed had nothing to do with Apple.
  • 20 Hide
    Area51 , December 7, 2011 4:10 PM
    Its too bad that Jobs never had the opertunity to walk through his vision for Apple campus. :( 
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  • 20 Hide
    Area51 , December 7, 2011 4:10 PM
    Its too bad that Jobs never had the opertunity to walk through his vision for Apple campus. :( 
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    dennisburke , December 7, 2011 4:12 PM
    Cool. Now it looks like I'll have a place to go to recharge my staff.
  • 14 Hide
    gpog , December 7, 2011 4:21 PM
    icepick314uhmm....Apple IS a tech/software company, right?that looks like a cult HQ....


    How? It looks awesome.
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    anony2004 , December 7, 2011 4:23 PM
    Have to say it, with Apple, the future is very much possible...
  • 30 Hide
    clivene09 , December 7, 2011 4:30 PM
    iPentagon
  • 8 Hide
    Yuka , December 7, 2011 4:32 PM
    Apple Donuts...

    Damn it, I got hungry!

    Cheers!
  • 19 Hide
    gmarsack , December 7, 2011 4:38 PM
    Finally, a vehicle for all the iSheep to flock to and go back to their home world!
  • 23 Hide
    RogueLegend , December 7, 2011 4:42 PM
    Have to say it, with Apple, the future is very much possible...
    ..


    Um, the future is not just ALWAYS possible, but it's guaranteed. The future will arrive any second. Oh look, it's here. And now it's past. But don't worry, here comes another one... Ha! There it is again.

    And all those futures that just passed had nothing to do with Apple.
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    JohnnyLucky , December 7, 2011 4:42 PM
    Geez! That an awful lot of glass walls.
  • 7 Hide
    roketman , December 7, 2011 4:55 PM
    This has been out for several months. Why is this news today??
  • 9 Hide
    sunflier , December 7, 2011 4:57 PM
    China's secret Nuke silo smack-dab in the middle of it.
  • 9 Hide
    blingbling , December 7, 2011 5:01 PM
    I don't see the exterior nets. Is that just a Foxconn option?
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    hokkdawg , December 7, 2011 5:02 PM
    It kind of looks like Terra Nova.
  • 9 Hide
    Anonymous , December 7, 2011 5:22 PM
    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
    One Ring to bring them all...

    ... and in the darkness bind them
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    euston , December 7, 2011 5:43 PM
    I heard that Dunkin' Donuts and Goodyear are in a bitter patent fight over the manufacture or construction of 'circular objects' and royalties owed from the manufacture or construction of said objects. I hope Apple had their patent lawyers review these drawings. Companies have been sued by predatory patent teams for stuff like this.
  • 3 Hide
    memadmax , December 7, 2011 5:44 PM
    This is old, why is it being posted again?
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    mcd023 , December 7, 2011 6:02 PM
    Top notch artist! good work
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    CaedenV , December 7, 2011 6:26 PM
    I hope master chief dosn't get confused...
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    olaf , December 7, 2011 6:43 PM
    ALIENS GO HOME!
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