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Old October 19th, 2014, 10:21 PM   #21
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So Apple is planning to have two headquarters??
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Old October 20th, 2014, 10:45 PM   #22
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Old November 13th, 2014, 04:25 AM   #23
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Old December 25th, 2014, 02:38 PM   #24
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Old January 21st, 2015, 11:17 AM   #25
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 04:39 AM   #26
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This thing is so amazing! I can't wait to see this thing finished.
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 02:45 AM   #28
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I wonder how it'll work as an office building though. Apparently the hallways that go the circumference of the building are a mile long.
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Old February 28th, 2015, 08:53 PM   #29
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Apple shares latest Campus 2 aerial shot of construction progress by tekyboydotcom, on Flickr
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Old February 28th, 2015, 08:56 PM   #30
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BIG: http://blogs.kqed.org/science/files/.../IMG_01861.jpg

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Old February 28th, 2015, 09:31 PM   #31
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A whole little world forming there. If you look at the latest pic above, you not only get the spaceship, but acres of woods and walkways around it; outlying buildings; and extensive amenities.

Just across the freeway, what is now there will soon be gone and replaced by condos in a "Main St." format, lined with retail and food. The major shopping center is being rebuilt into shopping, 1M s/f plus of office, hundreds of luxury condos and a local transit center.
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Old March 5th, 2015, 04:17 PM   #32
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I don't understand why people feel entitled to go wherever they please. The Apple Campus II is private land, for the sole purpose of business operations. Why would anyone even suggest that area residents are somehow being given the shaft by not being allowed to utilize the "park like" facilities? Could you imagine all of the Apple fans trying to get into the facility if you let them stroll through the campus? Umm, yeah... that ain't gonna work.

Cupertino makes millions off of Apple through taxes. Some of that money could be used to make their own park, for city residents.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 04:01 AM   #33
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Ridiculous building.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 08:13 PM   #34
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I don't understand why people feel entitled to go wherever they please. The Apple Campus II is private land, for the sole purpose of business operations. Why would anyone even suggest that area residents are somehow being given the shaft by not being allowed to utilize the "park like" facilities? Could you imagine all of the Apple fans trying to get into the facility if you let them stroll through the campus? Umm, yeah... that ain't gonna work.

Cupertino makes millions off of Apple through taxes. Some of that money could be used to make their own park, for city residents.
It is private land and of course it is totally up to Apple what to do with it, as long as its complying with building code etc. Nonetheless I can't imagine how it would be any problem at all to make these parks surrounding the building publically accessiable, if they designed like a park anyway. The only thing you would have to do is to transfer the ID card / person check to the building entrance instead of some distant gate. Why should that be such a big problem? Office buildings and HQs all around the world, that happen to be located in real urban or downtown locations instead of suburbia don't seem to struggle with public realm, just outside the door, either, do they?

Bottom line is that Apple is not obliged to do it at all, but it could do it if it wanted.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 08:36 PM   #35
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It is private land and of course it is totally up to Apple what to do with it, as long as its complying with building code etc. Nonetheless I can't imagine how it would be any problem at all to make these parks surrounding the building publically accessiable, if they designed like a park anyway. The only thing you would have to do is to transfer the ID card / person check to the building entrance instead of some distant gate. Why should that be such a big problem? Office buildings and HQs all around the world, that happen to be located in real urban or downtown locations instead of suburbia don't seem to struggle with public realm, just outside the door, either, do they?

Bottom line is that Apple is not obliged to do it at all, but it could do it if it wanted.
A number of problems here.

You could personally donate all your money to your local school if you wanted. But instead we create a systematic communal approach to providing parks, schools, etc. It's called government and they are funded by taxes.

Your approach (making local private organizations responsible for formerly civic responsibilities) is just one more way of making sure the poor get screwed.

There are also security issues. Do you know ANY private companies (especially tech companies doing cutting-edge development) that allow the public to wander their property at will? You become liable for crimes, accidents, homeless encampments, and potential "dedication" issues that don't allow you to change the permitted use even if you need additional space. For that matter, public institutions have strict limitations on public access.

Steve Jobs said it at one of the many council meetings re the building. When asked to provide park land to the city he said: Apple pays 25 million a year in Cupertino taxes. If you think that using that money for building parks is a good idea that's your job.

He might have added that "my job is to make millions of people rich and billions better off, you bleepin' lazy-ass ingrates".
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Old March 7th, 2015, 07:56 AM   #36
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I reference Zucotti park in New York City. Remember Occupy Wall Street?

From Wikipedia:
Because Zuccotti Park is not a publicly owned space, it is not subject to ordinary public park curfew. New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said on September 28, 2011, that the NYPD could not bar protesters from Zuccotti Park since it is a public plaza that is required to stay open 24 hours a day. "In building this plaza, there was an agreement it be open 24 hours a day," Kelly said. "The owners have put out regulations [about what's allowed in park]. The owners will have to come in and direct people not to do certain things." A spokesperson for Brookfield Properties, the owner of the park, expressed concern: "Zuccotti Park is intended for the use and enjoyment of the general public for passive recreation. We are extremely concerned with the conditions that have been created by those currently occupying the park and are actively working with the City of New York to address these conditions and restore the park to its intended purpose."[13]

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And THAT is why corporations don't want the general public on their land, even if it is just a park. Also, Apple has a crazy fan base that would run around the campus trying to meet certain engineers and designers, attempting to get them to divulge secrets. The campus is meant to be a place for collaboration, both inside and in the surrounding nature park. That can't happen with fanboys running around asking for autographs.
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Old April 9th, 2015, 11:39 PM   #39
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Old April 14th, 2015, 02:38 AM   #40
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A number of problems here.

You could personally donate all your money to your local school if you wanted. But instead we create a systematic communal approach to providing parks, schools, etc. It's called government and they are funded by taxes.

Your approach (making local private organizations responsible for formerly civic responsibilities) is just one more way of making sure the poor get screwed.
This is no philosophical grand question, it is a very specific question if Apple should open up parts of its HQ surrounding to the public (where it could still apply its own house rules). How this should screw the poor is beyond my understanding. In the worst case, they would be not allowed in, which is exactly what happens when it is not open to the public at all. In the best case, all the residents from the area and anyone who is in the area would have a nice park to enjoy, as long as they respect the ettiquette.

It would be totally wrong if Apple were forced to open its private property which was previously closed to the public as well, just because it transformed parking lots into something nicer. But your arguments notwithstanding there are example of companies which have such an open access policy to general areas. I am not talking about access to anything remotely sensitive. If they deem the cantine to sensitive, so be it. There doesn't have to be access to any buildings at all if they think, even the general campus services should be reserved for employees only. We are talking about the area of former parking lots.

Isn't the Google campus publicly accessible in very much the way I suggested for the Apple Campus? Possbly even more so? So, as long as you don't enter any buildings you are fine?
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