Cupertino Certain to Approve Apple's Spaceship Campus

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    The City of Cupertino has responded to Apple's stunning new campus proposal. In the statement, Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong states "there is no chance we are saying no" to the new Apple campus. Apple proposal will still have to go through an environmental and a public hearing, but Wong says they are willing to bring on more staff to accommodate the process.

    Apple's Steve Jobs spoke to the Cupertino City Council earlier this week about the new 4-story building which is expected to be completed in 2015. Jobs described it as a spaceship-like structure that will be able to hold 12,000 employees. Jobs also focused on the positive impact of the new campus which will increase the number of trees and landscaping.

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    Progress of the project can be followed at Cupertino.org/apple where they've also posted a PDF of Jobs' presentation slides.

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    Good news, should be a very impressive facility when it is complete. It will probably make SPECTRE look like amateurs at building hi tech HQ's!
     
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    Was there ever any doubt?

    And why is this considered Page One? It hardly warrants a fresh article… Couldn't you just tack it on to the bottom of the previous article?
     
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    I dare you to count the number of times Gilbert Wong says "uh."
     
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    This gets more and more cringe-worthy than the first video posted. Is it me, or do the council members for this city seem not fit for public speaking?

    I mean, I've seen people aged 16 have more confidence and structure to a presentation!
     
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    Not surprised the way they were fawning over him. Grovel city.
     
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    Less parking? Or do they mean multistory parking now?
     
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    I don't think he wasn't confident, but I do agree with structure and I see what you're trying to say.

    This guy also really loves to NOT answer questions and side step them altogether. Most of his answers seemed hardly related to the questions asked. Actually, something about his tone makes me want to chuckle when he speaks lol.
     
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    Painful

    The guy is reading off of a prepared statement, presumably. Yet he can't say three words without throwing in an "uh", and he repeats himself over and over. If I were a resident of Cupertino I would be embarrassed to admit this guy ever got elected.
     
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    They'd be fools not to. This will become one of the world's most iconic buildings while allowing more workers and business to come to Cupertino.
     
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    Anybody familiar with California and underground parking?

    Is it allowed? I thought, due to earthquakes, that something like that would be banned from the state. Any thoughts?
     
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    Watching the PDF file: impressive ... And nice little "give back" to environment, new trees, less sealing of surface, good way to spend money.
     
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    Seriously?
     
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    The proposals look pretty impressive, its almost like something out of the Thunderbirds (original tv series, not the crappy blockbuster).

    Steve however is looking really frail and seemed to be quite breathless throughout his presentation. I do wonder if building work does go ahead as planned that he will be here to enjoy it.
     
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    When this building is complete it will become a tourist attraction. I might even go and see it.
     
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    Steve-Luc Jobs

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    Interesting bloke, he must be the first American that i've heard have public speaking issues. That was a shameful effort! Once its built I recon it may warrant a trip to the US to have a closer look. Hopefully the Australian dollar is still hovering around its present rate in 2015 :D
     
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    Microsoft responds to Apple with new HQ design

    Excellent Thex1138!

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    when I saw this heading i was like, "ya, no ****!" oh ya, did i mention: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
     
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    Ooooh. It floats in the air exactly like a brick doesn't!
     
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    That was my first thought. But regardless if it is a tall parking structure or a basement of multiple levels, people will not make it if it collapses.
     
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    There's a frood who really knows where his towel is!

    The building does look pretty damn awesome. :eek:
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone Dark: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8H7)

    There's tons of underground parking in Japan... Earthquakes have yet to present a problem for underground parking.
     
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    Apple's plans for their new HQ are very impressive, and I'm sure that this building will be nothing but awesome. But still, it is just an office building of a company that sells consumer products, and if an office building is described as "iconic", I can't help myself to think that we live in a sad and shallow time.
     
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