Apple updates Spaceship campus plans with Cupertino including new mid-2016 completion date

Following this morning’s report that Apple’s grand spaceship campus introduced by Steve Jobs in 2011 won’t open until mid-2016, Apple has sent its revised plans to the city of Cupertino this afternoon. The 176-acre campus was originally slated to complete in 2015 after the company was set to start work this year; however, the City of Cupertino still needs to complete an environmental review. Apple notified Cupertino of the time-frame change in the updated project proposal and added, “This schedule may be modified to meet Apple’s business needs.”

The building that many claim looks like a spaceship is nearly a mile in circumference. Apple bought the campus’ land from HP and other neighbors in Cupertino, Calif., for around $300 million and named it “Campus 2,” since the company’s current campus is also in the area. Jobs proposed the project at a Cupertino council meeting in June 2011, and many have noted the project’s proposal was his last public appearance.

In September, we leaked the first look at the proposed inside for the building. The images showed off the exquisite use of glass and natural light. Apple has also shown off the 1,000-person auditorium on the campus that it plans to give product presentations at, and it posted plenty of renderings of the building given to the city council. Apple said it plans to release more after the Thanksgiving holiday. The updated project plans look to be causing the delay for approval, pushing the project back.

You can view the updated plans here.

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