Apple's proposed campus 2.0

Apple this week detailed its plans to build a new campus in Cupertino, Calif., where its current headquarters are situated. The new campus would house 12,000 of the company's employees under one roof, as well as take advantage of technologies the company's picked up by building its retail stores over the years.

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From the sky

Here you can see Apple's existing headquarters on the bottom left, with the new site situated on the top right.

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Floor plans

Apple's new campus will house its own energy center to power the complex. It also splits apart the research and development facilities from the main building.

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Lots of glass

Like Apple's retail stores, Apple's new campus will have a heavy focus on glass. During his presentation to the city council earlier this week, CEO Steve Jobs said there won't be single piece of straight glass in the building.

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The spaceship has landed

Jobs referred to the building as looking like a spaceship. Here's what it would look like at the new site.

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Nested in the trees

Apple's said it plans to increase the landscaping on the property by 350 percent, as well as increase the number of trees by 60 percent.

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Sun through the trees

A rendering of the new campus at daybreak.

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More landscaping

The pathways around the building are featured in this rendering. Is she rocking out on an iOS device perhaps?

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Tucked away

Renderings of Apple's new building show it tucked away from any nearby roads or intersections. Apple's current campus is both right next to the freeway and De Anza Boulevard.

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More pathways

This rendering gives you an idea of how much land Apple's campus would take up.

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The Pentagon

An aerial shot of the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia. Cupertino city mayor Gilbert Wong commented during Wednesday's press conference that Apple's building was a similarly large undertaking.

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Concept for National Museum of African American History and Culture

An aerial rendering of Foster + Partners/URS Group's concept for a circular National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Smithsonian ended up going with another design, and will break ground on that building next year.

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Centro de Tecnificacion Deportiva in Spain

The Centro de Tecnificacion Deportiva in western Spain is a large, circular building designed by José María Sánchez García. It too is surrounded by trees, though is focused on training athletes rather than create new technology.

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The Hirshhorn museum and sculpture garden

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. features a perfectly round design, much like Apple's plans. It was designed by architect Gordon Bunshaft, with construction beginning in 1969.

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