Cupertino, CA – The Apple spaceship office campus could be delayed until 2016. Just a few months before his death, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced plans during a Cupertino City Council meeting to build a massive campus to serve as Apple’s new headquarters. The circular design resembled a stereotypical UFO spaceship with woods in the middle. Unfortunately, construction on Apple’s new spaceship campus in California is running a bit behind schedule because of local government interference.
According to Bloomberg, maker of the iPhone 5 and iPad 2 Apple had hoped to have the spaceship campus ready to move into by 2015 but that target date is now being pushed back at least one year. Cupertino may not complete its environmental impact report until June, and Apple may not be able to start work until 2014.
“They could conceivably break ground in 2013, but only if everything goes smoothly,” said David Brandt, Cupertino’s city manager. Such speed is not known to be synonymous with government, and relies on the Cupertino city council approving the spaceship project quickly, the environmental impact being completed, and on residents not filing legal challenges. “The project is running a little bit slow,” he admits.
The Apple spaceship campus has been dubbed the unoriginal name Apple Campus 2. This iCampus “will be a new home for our company and an important part of the lives of more than 12,000 Apple employees,” said Amy Bessette, a spokeswoman for Apple.
“With that in mind, we have approached this project with the same care and attention to detail we pay when designing any Apple product. We look forward to moving the project forward with the city and beginning construction.”
Apple’s spaceship campus should be a sight to see when it is finished. It is too bad Steve Jobs could not have lived to see his spaceship fly. Here’s hoping they do not suffer any more delays in constructions.