Published on October 16th, 2013 | by neluttu
Apple’s ‘Campus 2’ project granted final approval
According to AppleInsider, the decision follows an identical vote from the city’s planning commission, which gave Apple the go-ahead earlier in October after holding a “shared study session” with members of the public.
Late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs unveiled the huge project in 2011, noting that the enormous main structure would house 12,000 employees. More importantly, landscaping, greenery and walking paths will cover a large portion of the 150-acre plot, reclaiming land currently obscured by asphalt.
The original price of the build was expected to be near $3 billion, but the budget quickly soared to $5 billion, causing a delay as architects tried to bring down costs. So-called “fit and finish” aspects of the planned construction, like the monolithic curved glass windows lining the main building’s perimeter, were said to account for most of the inflated price tag.