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New pics of Apple spaceship campus reveal massive size

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Apple is building a crazy, new, gigantic, round-shaped campus, and the tech giant just published a new aerial view of the thing Tuesday.

The photo appeared at the city of Cupertino’s website, and this view gives a clearer idea of the sheer size of the thing. It’s massive.

Reports from a few weeks ago say the new structure will feature an underground parking lot, curved glass panels all around, and a private auditorium (totally not surprising — Applers love their star-studded movie nights).

Apple and its architects (Foster + Partners) want to create a big donut shaped building set on a huge square of preserved or recreated nature. So the curved windows will look out on trees, mainly. Reports say that on the inside of the donut, orchards from California’s past will be recreated. Reports of a robotic California Condor preserve are unconfirmed.

VentureBeat’s Richard Reilly notes that Apple’s new $5 billion headquarters will look a lot like the headquarters of Britain’s top spy agencyGCHQ.

Apple says its new digs will be ready in 2016.

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20 comments
Yordan Georgiev
Yordan Georgiev

I recall Nokia huge headquarters building around 1996… 

Nick Hoch
Nick Hoch

Waste of $ for a company who sold less phones than Microsoft last quarter ;)

Laurent Lathieyre
Laurent Lathieyre

hmmm.... Usually mega-HQ projects signal corporate troubles ahead..

Joseph Shivak
Joseph Shivak

apple removed all the trees to build an apple building.. (if there were trees, bushes,etc .. i'd assume there was more than just dirt there..)

D.w. Yarbrough
D.w. Yarbrough

Damn, bro. How much apple cock do you have crammed up your ass? Can you even sit down still?

Evan E. Roberts
Evan E. Roberts

Spaceship campus will be an actual spaceship. Mark my words.

Anshul Dayal
Anshul Dayal

Not bad for a company whose core business is "handheld" compact devices\U0001f60a

Ryan O'Connor
Ryan O'Connor

You are an idiot. The ipad last quarter made more revenue than Facebook, groupon, yahoo combined. If the iPhone was its own company it would be bigger than google. You morons and your apple is going to fail theories are pathetic and I bet the shareholders must absolutely love guys like you. Retard.

Randy Davis
Randy Davis

Anyone want to bet that Samsung will have one build exactly like it and completed a few months earlier on a lower budget with a bunch of empty rooms. Blah...

Kate Gallagher
Kate Gallagher

At this point though their portfolio is so diversified that that probably wont happen. They've been acquiring just like FB and Google that's how companies change and go on generation after generation. Just look at some of the oldest companies in this nation. Some of them started doing something totally different. Nintendo was a game card manufacturer for crying out loud...and granted they are doing as great now, but look at how much a company can change over time.

Leon Lewis
Leon Lewis

@venturebeat do you guys know I can't read articles on your site via my phone? Social media things keep flashing over the entire screen every other second. I'm on an iPhone 5S... It's been doing it the past week or so

Steffen Jobbs
Steffen Jobbs

Ahhh, get real! Noah's Ark was more impressive than that and the inhabitants were a lot harder to please.  Also the Ark had to be light enough to float but strong enough to stop a stampede.

Dagmar Schnietz
Dagmar Schnietz

I wonder how much Apple is spewing away on this? And is this even worth it?