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Steve Jobs Wants to Build Apple Spaceship Office

By - Source: Engadget | B 60 comments

Steve Job's mothership.

Steve Jobs has been busy lately. Many saw him at the WWDC to show off Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud, but the very next day he had a private audience at the Cupertino City Council regarding Apple's plans to change and develop the land that the company owns.

Apple now owns an enormous chunk of land in Cupertino, thanks in large part to a purchase of real estate from a moving-out Hewlett Packard. The area there right now is mostly industrial, concrete and asphalt. Apple is seeking to completely change the landscape of that area, filling the current parking lots with grass and trees.

Steve Jobs presented to the council plans for an office building that is completely circular in shape. Job himself characterized the building concept as looking a bit like a spaceship.

The building will be quite expensive to make due to its lack of flat surfaces. The outside windows will require large sheets of curved glass, which aren't even common at Apple Stores.

Watch the video below to see Steve Jobs work his showmanship to the city, many of whom are visibly big fans of Apple's residence at Cupertino.

Steve Jobs Presents New Apple Building

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    bill gates is your daddy , June 9, 2011 2:52 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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    sykozis , June 9, 2011 4:29 PM
    And here I thought Steve Jobs hated Windows...
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    jmvanderleeuw , June 9, 2011 3:31 PM

    ...and one more thing... iParticleAccelerator.
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    sigma3d , June 9, 2011 2:39 PM
    alien invasion. yay!
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    burnley14 , June 9, 2011 2:44 PM
    Quote:
    The outside windows will require large sheets of curved glass, which aren't even common at Apple Stores.

    Ha ha, very clever Marcus :) 
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    house70 , June 9, 2011 2:45 PM
    La folie de grandeur...
    He already has a personality cult going, why not this?...
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    bill gates is your daddy , June 9, 2011 2:52 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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    freggo , June 9, 2011 2:56 PM
    At this size you can use 'straight' panes of class as the panes would be angled just about one degree from each other. Would make no difference visually and save a pretty penny.
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    freggo , June 9, 2011 2:57 PM
    glass... not 'class'. They have enough of that already (or so they think) :-)
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    milktea , June 9, 2011 3:00 PM
    good news for people in the silicon valley :) 
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    milktea , June 9, 2011 3:02 PM
    I bet people in the Pentagon is drooling over it :D 
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    blackthorne , June 9, 2011 3:21 PM
    Welcome Mr. Jobs....should I bend over now...or later?
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    sliem , June 9, 2011 3:23 PM
    Hey, there'll be more trees and landscape, so ...

    Also yes straight panes of glass would make no difference and save lots of money. Damn Jobs.
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    tommysch , June 9, 2011 3:24 PM
    Looks like a lair for a James Bond villain.

    He should have a 20 foot bronze of himself in front of the building though.
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    RazberyBandit , June 9, 2011 3:28 PM
    A building like that reminds me of the spaceships that were hidden in plain site in Men in Black.
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    decembermouse , June 9, 2011 3:28 PM
    What's wrong with the girl in the fourth picture? Is she trying to do some sort of twitchy "Apple dance"?
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    jmvanderleeuw , June 9, 2011 3:31 PM

    ...and one more thing... iParticleAccelerator.
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    obiown77 , June 9, 2011 3:37 PM
    jmvanderleeuw...and one more thing... iParticleAccelerator.


    LOL!
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    omnimodis78 , June 9, 2011 3:45 PM
    freggoAt this size you can use 'straight' panes of class as the panes would be angled just about one degree from each other. Would make no difference visually and save a pretty penny.

    While that makes perfect sense, both from an economical and an architectural approach, the fact is that He would not approve because it would be too practical to be feasible. Can't blame him, and actually, all sarcasm aside, wouldn't you want to work in a state-of-the-art office? I would.
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    psycho sykes , June 9, 2011 3:51 PM
    Anna:
    We are of peace.
    Always.
    -----
    Steve Jobs:
    We came here first.
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    Anonymous , June 9, 2011 3:58 PM
    lol the first picture makes it look like a Halo rather then a spacecraft, maybe Steve is hinting at something.....
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    MxM , June 9, 2011 3:58 PM
    obiown77LOL!

    iLOL!
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    zzz_b , June 9, 2011 4:04 PM
    Nothing will be achieved in the new building... they will just go in circles. :) 
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