Last month, the City of Cupertino gave what amounted to the final approvals needed for Apple to begin work on its massive new “Apple Campus 2″ on the site of a former HP campus in the city. As part of the application process, Apple has shared a few renderings of the project over the last several years and has even built a model of the entire campus, which includes a large ring-shaped main building and a number of other facilities.
Around the time of the city’s final approval, we pointed to a video posted by the City of Cupertino covering the three-hour October 1 meeting where Apple’s Environmental Impact Report was discussed ahead, with the session including a brief overview video by Apple and a presentation led by Apple’s Senior Director of Real Estate and Facilities Dan Whisenhunt.
In these images, we see for the first time the space port-like entrance to the development’s subterranean parking lot, a cavernous cafeteria that spills into the grassy landscape beyond, and the glass pavilion that will serve as the entrance to Apple’s new underground auditorium — a secure lair where press will gather for future product launches. In short, these documents give us the most complete picture of Apple’s new home yet, a campus that Steve Jobs himself thought had a shot at being “the best office building in the world.”