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Apple's 'Spaceship' HQ: 10 Cool Things You Should Know

Apple is planning to build a spaceship headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., and that building has several features you would love to hear about.
Apple plans to build a new headquarters to replace its current building in Cupertino, Calif. That building, which Steve Jobs called a site that looks like a spaceship has just landed, was initially planned to be opened in 2015, but will actually not open its doors until 2016, due to some delays on Cupertinos environmental impact study.
Still, the Spaceship, as it has become known, is shaping up to be one of the most impressive buildings in the entire technology industry. The building will be circular and house many more Apple employees than the companys current headquarters. Plus, itll be extremely energy-efficient, making good on Apples promise to become more green in the coming years.
Simply put, the upcoming Apple headquarters looks to be a massive feat that will set the standard for all corporate headquarters. Weve heard a lot about Googles Mountain View, Calif., campus; soon enough, well be hearing about Apples Spaceship.
Read on to find out about some of the cool things that will make the Spaceship so interesting.
1. Its massive
Apples Spaceship will take a long time to build. Wondering why? According to Apples own plans for the building, it will span 2.8 million square feet, making it one of the largest structures in the world. Itll have everything from a fitness center to a cafeteria to office space.
2. Apple plans to plant 7,000 trees
Apple has committed to making the new campus as environmentally friendly as possible. To do so, the company says that 80 percent of the space will be landscaped and feature 7,000 trees, dramatically increasing the number of trees currently on the land.
3. Itll house more than 14,000 employees
Apples current headquarters is rather small. However, the new building will be able to accommodate more than 14,000 employees without any trouble, according to Apples internal plans—thousands more than the companys current headquarters.
4. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was behind it
Its no surprise after examining the Spaceship that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who passed away last year, was behind it. The models currently on display show a building that is a true architectural feat. And if it comes out looking the way it does in those models, itll be awfully good-looking. Sounds like Jobs, doesnt it? 12>

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