Apple Comments On Delayed Construction Of Futuristic Campus 2

Apple Comments On Delayed Construction Of Futuristic Campus 2

The UFO will land, but it will be later than expected.

Earlier this morning, we told you that construction on Apple’s new, futuristic campus had been pushed back a year to 2016. Apple had originally wanted to break ground on the 176-acre piece of Cupertino property this year.

While most of the plans for the spaceship-like headquarters (referred to by Apple as “Campus 2’) have remained intact, a revised proposal was submitted to the city of Cupertino, California.

Apple has now issued an official comment on the delay of its new headquarters saying the company is approaching the build “with the same care and attention to detail we pay when designing any Apple product.”

AllThingsD reports:

“Apple Campus 2 will be a new home for our company and an important part of the lives of more than 12,000 Apple employees,” Apple spokeswoman Amy Bessette told AllThingsD. “With that in mind, we have approached this project with the same care and attention to detail we pay when designing any Apple product. We look forward to moving the project forward with the city and beginning construction.”

The San Jose Mercury News spoke with soon-to-be-Cupertino mayor Orrin Mahoney about the news. Mahoney noted that Apple recently changed “internal management of the project,” which could be a reference to the recent executive shakeup with Scott Forstall and John Browett.

Apple’s Campus 2 will be 2.8 million square feet, which is enormous. A 1,000 seat auditorium will be home to future Apple events.

  • lwdesign1

    I will definitely have to make the pilgrimage to Cupertino when the new building is finally completed. It’s not the fanboy in me, it’s the desire to see Apple’s design aesthetic applied to a product that contains 2.8 million square feet of space. Should be stunning.

  • Jonathan Alexander Llamas

    I will definitely have to make the pilgrimage to Cupertino when the new building is finally completed. It’s not the fanboy in me, it’s the desire to see Apple’s design aesthetic applied to a product that contains 2.8 million square feet of space. Should be stunning.

    I agree. being an architecture major, im really interested as to how apple transfers their product ideas into such a massive building.

  • iSteve

    I wish Steve was here to inaugurate the Campus 2….Miss him a lot…

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