Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Cupertino Council Approves Apple Campus 2

Patrick May, San Jose Mercury News:

Apple’s proposed new spaceship-shaped headquarters got a super-charged blast-off Tuesday night when the Cupertino City Council voted unanimously to approve the 2.8-million-square-foot behemoth beside Interstate 280, fulfilling a dream of co-founder Steve Jobs, hatching an iconic landmark for Silicon Valley, and promising more congestion in an already traffic-challenged region for decades to come.

Weird little editorial closing aside, this is a building to look forward to. It’s architecturally groundbreaking: the curved glass alone will be produced using a brand new technique on a scale never before attempted. But, then again, what would you expect from the company with the most architecturally-advanced retail stores?