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Apple's amazing 'spaceship campus' gets approval

November 21, 2013 14:45 IST


Photographs: Courtesy, City of Cupertino

Apple has reportedly got the final nod from the city council for building its latest 'spaceship campus'.

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Apple's amazing 'spaceship campus' gets approval


Photographs: Courtesy, City of Cupertino

The Cupertino City Council gave the approval to the tech giant to build the 176-acre Campus 2.

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Apple's amazing 'spaceship campus' gets approval


Photographs: Courtesy, City of Cupertino

According to Cnet, as part of the final 20-year development agreement, Apple plans to begin demolition of office buildings on the former Hewlett-Packard campus by the end of the year, with the first phase of construction expected to be completed by 2016.

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Apple's amazing 'spaceship campus' gets approval


Photographs: Courtesy, City of Cupertino

Cupertino Mayor Orrin Mahoney expressed favour for the project after the council unanimously approved it.

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Apple's amazing 'spaceship campus' gets approval


Photographs: Courtesy, City of Cupertino

As per the agreement, Apple has agreed to increase the amount of taxes it pays to the city of Cupertino in the form of a reduction in a sales tax rebate the city gives the company each year and now the city will refund only 35 percent out of the 50 percent sales tax rebate.

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Apple's amazing 'spaceship campus' gets approval


Photographs: Courtesy, City of Cupertino

The highlight of the campus is the glass structure, surrounded by more than 7,000 trees that resembles a U.F.O disc, but actually leads to an underground auditorium.

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Apple's amazing 'spaceship campus' gets approval


Photographs: Courtesy, City of Cupertino

The new building is expected to accommodate more than 14,000 employees, the report added.

 

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Source: ANI