Apple CEO Unveils Company’s Future Headquarters

Apple CEO Steve Jobs appeared at a Cupertino, Calif., City Council meeting to discuss plans
for a larger headquarters.

Normally, a company executive explaining a need for more
office space isn’t exactly a newsworthy event. However, Jobs’ celebrity status
and the relative infrequency of his appearances, combined with a general
interest in all things Apple, transformed the June
7 local-government meeting into national tech news.

"We would like to put [in] a new campus on that so we can
stay in Cupertino," Jobs told the council, according
to a video
of the meeting posted on the blog Apple Insider. "We’ve hired
some great architects to work with, some of the best in the world. We’ve come
up with a design that puts 12,000 people in one building."

Apple’s current Cupertino campus holds fewer than than 3,000 employees. A fourfold
increase for the proposed building hints at Apple’s long-term optimism about
its market and prospects. As detailed in the architectural drawings Jobs showed
the council, the new four-story structure will embrace many of the minimalist
design cues that define Apple’s retail stores, including heavy use of
glass.

"It’s a pretty amazing building," he said. "It’s a little
like a spaceship landed."

To read the original eWeek article, click here: Apple’s Steve Jobs Details Upcoming Headquarters Design

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