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Looks like it's going to take a little longer than expected for Apple's new spaceship-style campus to touch down in Cupertino now that the iPhone maker has revised its plans and pushed back the completion date.
Bloomberg is reporting that Apple won't be completing its new spaceship-looking campus in Cupertino, California until the middle of 2016. The delay is blamed on a tardy environmental impact report, which may not be completed until June.
Apple had hoped to break ground on the circular, 176-acre campus by the end of this year, but the current delay is likely to push that work into 2014, which would shift completion of the construction back to the middle of 2016.
“The project is running a little bit slow,” remarked Cupertino city manager David Brandt, who noted that construction is dependent on approval by the city council, and could be delayed by residents who choose to file legal challenges as well.
“They could conceivably break ground in 2013, but only if everything goes smoothly,” the city manager concluded.
Apple initially hoped to move into the new headquarters in 2015, which includes a "free-standing, 1,000-seat auditorium" that will now be moved further away from a surrounding road than originally planned.
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