- Word is that Apple will begin tearing down buildings this summer to make way for a round, four-story, 2.8 million-square-foot headquarters that founder Steve Jobs told the Cupertino, Calif., City Council almost two years ago can fairly be called "a little like a spaceship."
- One of the toughest features in the design are 40-foot-high concave glass panels, corrected for visual distortion, that are to come from Germany, and the surrounding area is not easy either – mostly underground roads and parking and 6,000 trees for the 176-acre site.
- A joint venture of DPR Construction from Redwood City, Calif., and Skanska USA Building in New York is the general contractor for the building that Apple most recently said would have a 2016 move-in date.
From the article:
Since 2011, the budget for Apple’s Campus 2 has ballooned to almost $5 billion from less than $3 billion, according to five people close to the project who weren’t authorized to speak on the record. ...