Apple spaceship campus is coming this 2016, and with this new marvel of modern technology already approved by the Cupertino City Council, the futuristic-appearing structure will be teleporting its way to the Calif. real estate area in the next few years. The CS Monitor reports this Thursday, Oct. 17, that after Apple revealed its plans for the “Apple Campus 2” in Calif. this June 2013, it took only several months for state officials wowed by the complex to sign off on its impending construction.
An Apple spaceship campus might sound like something humans in the future will use to visit on the moon, but the Apple Campus 2 will actually be a lot closer to home right here on Earth. Already called a marvel of modern technology, this giant and futuristic building will be four stories tall and spread nearly 3 million square feet in size in Cupertino, Calif., territory.
Apple is pushing quite a few benefits that this spaceship campus will provide for the community and direct users of the structure. Locals especially are said to gain from the approval, including $32 million in revenue coming from property taxes, hundreds of new jobs for skilled workers, and construction period revenues nearly breaching $40 million.
This week, the Cupertino City Council confirmed that they have approved this 2016 Apple spaceship campus, and are signing off on its construction to begin soon enough. Both city officials and the public seem to realize the potential this giant, UFO-looking building.
"As my mom used to say, 'don't bite the hand that feeds you,' " area resident Carol Baker said at the meeting. "If we don't honor Apple with this building, they'll leave. There's no reason for them to stay here and be loyal to a community that doesn't support them. But if they left, it would be a disaster for the city."
Other locals, however, are threatened that the tremendous approved facility, despite being called a modern of marvel building structure and technology, will negatively impact the area with extremely high traffic influxes and harmful environmental impacts. Other critics aren’t even crazy about the Apple complex’s giant circular design.
Says Christopher Hawthorne of the Los Angeles Times, "the [Apple spaceship campus] keeps itself aloof from the world around it to a degree that is unusual even in a part of California dominated by office parks. The proposed building is essentially one very long hallway connecting endlessly with itself."
But Apple seems excited about the new campus coming this 2016, and their mutual relationship with Cupertino seems to be a positive one.
"Steve [Jobs] transformed Apple into one of the most innovative companies in the world and we understand the responsibilities that come from carrying his legacy forward with this project," Dan Whisenhunt, Apple's head of real estate and facilities, told the council, according to the San Jose Mercury News. "We've designed it with the same care and attention to detail as we do with all Apple products."