UPDATE: Although having already cleared a preliminary vote, the Apple HQ was given unanimous approval from the Cupertino council yesterday. One "largely perfunctory" vote remains for November 15th. Detailed images, after the break.
Richard Nieva (CNET) reports that plans for Apple's new corporate headquarters have been approved by Cupertino's planning commission (the final, deciding vote will be in November 2014). The "spaceship", designed by Foster + Partners in collaboration with Kier & Wright, will cover 2.8 million square feet, host up to 14,000 employees, include "a 600-seat restaurant with four-story glass sliding doors", be surrounded by over 6000 trees, and - to top it off - come with a price tag close to $5 billion.
Nieva also reveals some tidbits from the recent meeting, including words from Lord Foster: "the site's now infamous O-shaped structure was not the original vision." You can read the full article here.
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