Apple’s spaceship-like headquarters isn’t likely to be completed until mid-2016, much later than originally expected, Bloomberg reports.
Although Apple wanted to start working on the unique campus this year, as things currently stand, the world’s most valuable tech company won’t be able to start work until 2013. According to Bloomberg, Apple notified the city back in August that it plans to update its original proposal in September, but the update was only submitted on November 14 and will be the subject of an environment impact analysis, which might not be finished until June 2013.
As David Brandt, Cupertino’s city manager says, “They [Apple] could conceivably break ground in 2013, but only if everything goes smoothly. The project is running a little bit slowly.”
In the original plan as presented by Steve Jobs, the company projected that they would move in by 2015, but as the updated proposal has several (not major) changes, the project will be delayed until mid-2016. At least that’s how things look right now.
Apple’s spaceship-like headquarters will be the largest building in the world, with its 2.8 million square-feet and will feature up to 14,200 parking spots. As we previously reported, the proposal portrays a glass-dominated structure surrounded by a landscape of native trees and grasses. The city plans to post the new the updated proposal after Thanksgiving.
Update: AllThingsD reached out to Apple for comment, here’s what the latter had to say:
“Apple Campus 2 will be a new home for our company and an important part of the lives of more than 12,000 Apple employees,” Apple spokeswoman Amy Bessette told AllThingsD. “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.”