A video has been released by the Cupertino City Council, in which the chief financial officer of Apple, Peter Oppenheimer, talks about the company’s new headquarters, which have now been given the official go-ahead by the council.
The video kicks off with Mayor Orrin Mahoney reporting on the meeting that gave the plans the unanimous thumbs up and talking about the long and productive relationship the city of Cupertino has had with its most famous corporate resident.
When Oppenheimer takes over, he explains a little more about what the world can expect from the campus and builds on the mutual admiration society alluded to by Mahoney, saying, “This is a very special moment for us at Apple. We have put a tremendous amount of love and energy into this campus, and we can’t wait to get started building it. Cupertino is Apple’s home. We love Cupertino, we’re very proud to be here, and we were thrilled that Apple Campus 2 will be a part of Cupertino.
“We’re going to build the best office building ever built in the world and we’re going to put it in a hundred-acre park, returning the site to its natural beauty. It will be a place for the best team in the industry to innovate for decades to come.
“We’re very grateful to the city council, to the city staff, and most importantly, our neighbours and the citizens of Cupertino and the surrounding communities who supported us last night and along the way to get to this point.”
MacRumors reports that Oppenheimer took part in a Q&A session in which people asked such questions as what possible uses the building could have should Apple ever vacate.