Remember the giant spaceship campus Apple’s building in Cupertino? The people who live in the neighbourhood where Apple’s mothership is landing definitely do. So Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer sent out a packet to neighbourhood residents pumping up the virtues of the new campus — in a decidedly Apple way.
The big circle will be awesome, of course. It’ll have a “world class” auditorium, where all future Apple events will probably take place, and restaurants, a fitness centre, and other amenities to mitigate the traffic spike that a 13,000-employee research centre is sure to create.
Sounds great, right? The catch is that it’s totally closed off to the public. It won’t have a public gift shop, or museum, or presumably guided tours. That’s just Apple all over: Here’s this gorgeous thing we’re building in your neighbourhood. It’ll make your day-to-day life a little more annoying, but seriously, it’s really, really great. Oh, also you’re not allowed anywhere near it.
Anyway, the Cupertino council is set to go over the plans later this year, and if everything gets the green light, Apple will break ground in 2015. [9to5mac]