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Boarding the Mothership Apple's new HQ

#1 User is offline   Tim Grey 

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 04:32 PM

Hi Everyone,

I reckon my favourite story in the last couple of weeks – even with the launch of iOS 5 and the iCloud – is definitely the proposed 'spaceship' for Apple's headquarters in Cupertino. The thing looks absolutely stunning, particularly with the bushlands and orchards right in the centre of the building.

I'm a real sucker for audacious architecture, but I think this building represents what I like most about the company. It's no-expense spared, wilfully different and totally unprecedented. Plus, it looks like Apple are having a crack at sustainability with this development too, which is a welcome change for the company.

Jobs' address to the Cupertino city council (which we've included in the article) is also totally hilarious - his response to requests for free wi-fi is classic.

What do you guys think about the design? Innovative or eyesore?


Here's the story here if you haven't read it already. http://www.macworld....-takeoff-32304/

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 05:52 PM

Looks like an incredible piece of architecture to me, I think that it will look amazing - and (as I have said before) I'd give anything to work there!!
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:33 PM

Do we think Stev will ever see it finished??? doubt it .. Bummer :mellow:
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:40 PM

thats a bit pessimistic isn't it


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Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:52 PM

I think it looks amazing. At least it's not a huge sky scraper, so I think it will blend in nicely.

It will become the next tourist attraction in the USA, I'm surprised they didn't put a roller coaster in the middle...:)

I hope Steve does get to see it finished. Let's be optimistic about that.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:36 PM

View PostJamieZ, on 21 June 2011 - 07:40 PM, said:

thats a bit pessimistic isn't it


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Well if you noticed, he has gone down hill very fast this and last year!

I would love to see him see the dream come through for him but, being a realist!!
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