Steve Jobs pitched the idea of an Apple spaceship-like campus in the summer of 2011. He said that the project would be completed by 2015, but there have been a couple delays that have pushed the project back a little farther.
During today’s annual shareholders meeting, Tim Cook addressed the reports that the new campus won’t be ready in 2015, and said that they should break ground soon and be ready to move in by 2016.
The new Apple campus will be over 2.8 million square feet in size, which is bigger than the Pentagon. All the buildings on the new site will be bulldozed to make room for the new building.
“Steve put a lot of work into this before he passed away and we’re continuing that. We think we can get a third of our employees there by bus …. We hope to break ground later this year”
Cook noted that today, 80 percent of the site is covered in asphalt and concrete, but once Apple’s done with the construction, only 20 percent of it will.