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article imageSteve Jobs unveils plans for 'spaceship' headquarters

By Christopher Bates     Jun 9, 2011 in Business
Cupertino - In an announcement made to the Cupertino City Council on Tuesday, Apple’s chief executive, Steve Jobs, announced plans to build a unique spaceship-looking headquarters in Cupertino, California.
If plans go ahead, the building will stretch four-storeys and hold 12,000 employees. Other features would include underground parking, an auditorium and a power plant.
When describing the structure, Jobs said: “It’s a little like a spaceship landed.”
Apple purchased the land from Hewlett Packard earlier this year, which gives them 150-acres to work with.
Jobs hopes to submit plans “fairly quickly”, start work next year and make the move in 2015.
Speaking on behalf of Cupertino City Council, Orrin Mahoney said: "The word spectacular would be an understatement. I think that everybody's going to appreciate what clearly is going to be the most elegant headquarters at least in the U.S. that I've seen."
The chief executive added: “It’s clear that we need to build a new campus. We’re just out of space. That doesn’t mean that we don’t need the one we’ve got - we do need it - but we need another one to augment it.”
How’s that for staff morale?
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