During the Cupertino city council meet on Tuesday, a day after Apple launched its new services at the 2011 WWDC, CEO Steve Jobs announced new plans of starting a massive space-ship like campus at Cupertino, California.
Describing the new campus Jobs said: It's a pretty amazing building. It's a little like a spaceship landed. ...There is not a straight piece of glass in this building. ..We've used our experience making retail buildings all over the world now, and we know how to make the biggest pieces of glass in the world for architectural use.... It's pretty cool.
Jobs also gave a complete picture of how the company started in a little office park and now have developed into a massive establishment with about 2,600 employees. However, with the growing number of employees reaching around 12,000, Apple has been forced to dwell on a new campus to accommodate all of them.
It was during the later part of 2010 that Apple announced that the company has purchased a 98-acre campus from Hewlett Packard. Apart from this, the company also had plans for constructing its own energy generation facility using natural gas, with the electricity grid as a backup.