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Apple Spaceship campus begins construction with life-sized models

Apple Spaceship campus begins construction with life-sized models

In what very much appears to be a play on the old school-bound project which asks what the use is of a life-sized map, Apple has begun constructing life-sized models of the structures that'll be included in their Spaceship campus. While we've previously put quotation marks around the word Spaceship when speaking about this campus in the past, it's been called that name so very many times at this point that we've decided to simply call it that as a matter of fact. Here we're seeing the first of a number of structures that'll be re-built for the final campus.

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Apple Spaceship Campus Renderings and Floor Plans Revealed

Apple Spaceship Campus Renderings and Floor Plans Revealed

This past June we caught a glimpse of what Steve Jobs and the Apple crew had planned for the City of Cupertino, that being a gigantic "spaceship" campus in the shape of a ring, one so magnificent it would make ancient Rome cry little column-shaped tears. What we've got now is extended details including floor plans and renderings. Look at this fantastic vision in architecture and imagine for yourself the secrets and future presentations on iPads it may hold. Would you be happy working in such a facility?

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The Apple Campus 2 video that clinched the Cupertino spaceship

The Apple Campus 2 video that clinched the Cupertino spaceship

A clearer version of the video showing Apple Campus 2 - aka the Apple spaceship - has been shared, complete with architect Norman Foster reminiscing on Steve Jobs' first telephone call in which he asked for help designing the huge, circular complex. "One of the most memorable things - and perhaps vital to the project," Foster says, "was Steve saying "don't think of me as your client, think of me as one of your team.""

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Apple’s spaceship campus visualized in array of official renderings

Apple’s spaceship campus visualized in array of official renderings

Up close you'll get with the first set of renderings from Apple itself of the company's next-generation campus. This campus is the same you've heard about over the past year, the one nicknamed the "spaceship campus" due to its appearance, one of a flying saucer ring sort of thing. These images have been seen in brief in the past, but only extremely tiny-like for the public - now it's time to get a bit more in-depth.

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Apple “spaceship” campus behind schedule, over budget

Apple “spaceship” campus behind schedule, over budget

Apple's new "spaceship campus, or more formally called Campus 2, is still in the planning stages and ground breaking still has yet to begin. In fact, it's being reported that Campus 2 is behind schedule, and the budget for the project skyrocketed to $5 billion, up from $3 billion originally. If that's the case, the project would cost more than most top-of-the-line corporate skyscrapers, including the new World Trade Center in New York City.

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Apple’s “spaceship” campus planned for 2016 grand opening

Apple’s “spaceship” campus planned for 2016 grand opening

Apple's new "spaceship" campus is planned to finally open its doors sometime in 2016, according to CEO Tim Cook who discussed the new headquarters during a shareholders meeting today. Cook expects to break ground on the new campus sometime later this year, but says that the company is still in talks with the city to gain approval for the project.

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Apple’s Spaceship Campus Is Larger Than The U.S. Pentagon

Apple’s Spaceship Campus Is Larger Than The U.S. Pentagon

Apple's massive "spaceship" campus will have a footprint that's larger than the U.S. Pentagon and a diameter wider than the New York City Empire State Building laid on its side. The Mac Observer took the recently released floor plans and overlaid them with various monumental objects to reveal just how massive this 2.8-million square-foot circular office building will be.

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Amazon biodome campus design proposal approved by Seattle board

Amazon biodome campus design proposal approved by Seattle board

Apple isn't the only company looking to create an eye-catching campus. Amazon is pursuing permission to build an interesting biodome structure that will be part of its new downtown Seattle campus in Washington. Though it still has a while to go before the building comes to fruition, Amazon is a step closer to its goal, having received approval from the Seattle city review board on its design proposal.

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