Revised Cupertino campus plans show revised underground auditorium

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Apple on Thursday filed updated plans for its new Cupertino campus that include a few changes to underground facilities as well as more detailed renderings of the spaceship-like building set to finish construction in 2015.

The Apple Campus 2 project documents, made available through the Cupertino City Council's webpage, offer a fairly comprehensive peak at the futuristic campus with new views of what the company is planning to build in the vast underground space beneath the main structure.

While the proposal is still pending authorization from Cupertino officials, Apple has been busy laying out specs for basketball courts, exercise rooms and auditoriums. The plans expose the floor plans and overall layout of the circular multi-story building as well as specifics regarding the acres of trees and pathways that criss-cross the grounds.

Most of the plans remain unchanged from the original filings, however underground rooms like the planned amphitheater and auditorium where Apple will hold press conferences and company meetings. The revised basement levels will join a below-ground parking structure that will hold 4,300 cars.

Apple Campus 2 underground auditorium. | Source:

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs announced plans to build the campus in 2011, saying that he expects the building to hold 12,000 employees. The iPhone maker bought the roughly 150 acres of land from HP and plans to break ground later this year pending city approval.