According to a new report, Apple’s “Spaceship” Campus (aka Campus 2) is running a little behind schedule. The news comes from BusinessWeek, who received information from 5 different unnamed sources familiar with the project. Although the project was supposed to be finished at some point in 2015 at a cost of around $3 billion, it now looks as though it’s going to cost closer to $5 billion and won’t be ready until 2016. Architects in charge of the project are now looking at ways of reducing the cost by $1 billion.
The UFO campus was presented to the Cupertino council by Steve Jobs himself, and didn’t take long for planning permission to come through. Cupertino’s big cheeses were delighted that the “best office building in the world” would be an attraction within their city. The building itself is completely circular, and uses around six square kilometers of glass, none of which is straight.
What’s perhaps as impressive as the design itself is that the building will be completely reliant on renewable energy. Solar and wind power will be the main sources of electricity for the entire building. Pretty neat right?