Just last week we showed you a huge gallery of a model of Apple’s planned new “Spaceship” campus, which it will build in Cupertino. The stunning building will offer 2.8 million square feet of space, Mercury News explained, and was originally planned by the late Steve Jobs. Now, the city of Cupertino, California has provided its nod of approval for work to begin building the massive building.
Our home for innovation and creativity for decades to come. Cupertino City Council Gives Unanimous Approval for Apple's New Campus
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 16, 2013
“Cupertino City Council gives unanimous approval for Apple’s new campus,” Tim Cook said in a tweet on Wednesday. “Our home for innovation and creativity for decades to come.” The City Council did have some concerns, however.
Mercury News cited one official who was concerned about traffic problems that the new building will create, though Apple has agreed to help where it can to alleviate those concerns. Cupertino residents were also pleased with the decision, and one said that if Apple decided to move towns it would “be a disaster for the city.”
The new offices will also provide Apple with much needed space for Research and Development. Of the 2.8 million square feet available, about 600,000 square feet will be used for R&D purposes, Mercury News said.