As Apple's massive new headquarters in Cupertino takes shape, the company has snapped up another major campus planned for Sunnyvale. Developer Landbank Investments LLC has been looking for a tenant to fill the curving, futuristic (and rather spaceship-like) HOK-designed buildings that it has planned for the site, which it has been calling the Central & Wolfe campus. According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Apple has signed on to lease the 3,000-employee space when it is built.
It's not hard to see why Apple would be interested in the campus. The marketing tagline for the office is "not another box," and renderings are nothing short of stunning. Plans for the site call for transforming a set of drab 1970s office buildings into three six-story connected spaces.. More than half of the 18-acre site would be usable open space, with over two miles of ground level paths and another .88 miles of rooftop walking and jogging paths. Amenities could included a cafeteria, a fitness center, a general store, a barbershop, sports courts, and an outdoor amphitheater.
The Central & Wolfe campus sits about five miles north of Apple's main headquarters.