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Steve Jobs Pitched A Futuristic Apple Campus To Cupertino City Council!

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Steve Jobs pitched his vision of a new, futuristic, Apple campus to Cupertino City Council on Tuesday, and we gotta say: It looks incredibly cool.

Check out the video above, which is his entire pitch! Feel free to skip around to see the renderings, but it is pretty cool to see how they go about getting one of these built — and Steve Jobs is a pretty charming guy.

Here's how he describes the building for those who don't wanna watch:

"It's a little like a spaceship landed. It's got this gorgeous courtyard in the middle… It's a circle. It's curved all the way around. If you build things, this is not the cheapest way to build something. There is not a straight piece of glass in this building. It's all curved. We've used our experience making retail buildings all over the world now, and we know how to make the biggest pieces of glass in the world for architectural use. And, we want to make the glass specifically for this building here. We can make it curve all the way around the building…"

Apple's plan will increase the site's office space from 2.6 million square feet to 3.1 million square feet, but the company will significantly improve the grounds around the offices, too, Jobs said.

The current HP campus features 20 percent landscaping. "It's pretty bad," admitted Jobs. The redesigned campus, however, will feature 80 percent landscaping, with twice the amount of indigenous trees. Most of the parking space will be relocated undergroun

That's quite the improvement as far as going green is concerned! Jumping from 20% to 80% is quite the leap.

We can definitely see how this would be a great addition to the city, and we have no real doubt that they'll be approved.

Good luck Steve, we'll be expecting a personal tour in 2015!

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3 comments to “Steve Jobs Pitched A Futuristic Apple Campus To Cupertino City Council!”

  1. Rohan says – reply to this


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    When stealing stories today you seemed to miss this one….."Lady Gaga's Born This Way set another record this week, but not one that Gaga's team will be happy about. Sales of the album dropped off by 84% from its sizzling (but discount-inflated) opening week. That's the the steepest drop-off in sales, expressed in a percentage basis, of any of the 17 albums that sold 1 million units in a week in Nielsen SoundScan history..
    Gaga's album sold 174,000 copies this week, down from 1,108,000 last week, when sales were goosed by a two-day, 99-cent sale at Amazon."



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    Re: Rohan – Geez, dude. Do you have ADD or what?

    ANYHOO, good for Apple! Good for the Bay Area. But, Steve, how about some manufacturing in the Silicon Valley. The area is well equipped and hungry for work!

  3. Otter says – reply to this


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    Yes. My iPad was made in China. That is fine, if they can keep up with demand, which seems they can't.