Apple gained final, final approval for its planned Campus 2 back in November, following an initial unanimous vote from Cupertino City Council the month before. Now, images of the spaceship-like campus's development have reached us from MacRumors, indicating that demolition of the plot's old buildings is indeed “well underway.”
Demolition started in October, and Apple has apparently built a wall around the plot in order to shield local residents and businesses from the ongoing work. Take a look at the images:
Cupertino Mayor Orrin Mahoney delivered the verdict of unanimous approval for Campus 2 from Cupertino City Council in November, telling Apple: “We're eager to see it happen. Go for it.” The impressive headquarters was originally proposed by Apple co-founder and former chief executive officer Steve Jobs in June 2011. Jobs sadly did not live to see Campus 2 gain approval from the City of Cupertino.
The campus has been designed to take advantage of natural, renewable energy resources, and to begin with, 70 percent of its power supply will come from solar and fuel cells.
Besides housing Apple's growing workforce, it has also been announced that Campus 2 will feature a 120,000 square foot auditorium, and will be used to host the Cupertino, Calif. company's annual media events. Presently, Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), its September iPhone event, and its October iPad event require a trip to the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.
We'll keep you updated with further information as we receive it.
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