Cupertino mayor Gilbert Wong held a press conference yesterday, following Steve Jobs’ presentation of Apple’s proposed “mothership” headquarters in that city.
Cupertino is ready for this, there is no chance we are saying no. The mothership really has landed here in Cupertino.
The building will house 12,000 employees on a 150+ acre campus that will be 80% landscaped with 6,000 native trees, 90% underground parking and a natural gas-powered electrical generator while public grid power will only be used for backup. The city council will review Apple’s proposal for approval this fall with a groundbreaking early in 2012 and a completion date of 2015.