|Three illustrations of the Apple 'Spaceship' Headquarters Plan|
Apple Inc plans to build a circular "spaceship" building in hometown Cupertino that will hold 12,000 employees -- and be the best office building in the world, Chief Executive Steve Jobs said. The ailing CEO of Apple, suffering from pancreatic cancer, formally on leave from the company to give more attention to health, made his second public appearance in two days late last Tuesday to show off plans to the Cupertino city council. "It's a little like a spaceship landed," said Jobs, showing off a four-story, circular building with a massive interior courtyard on a 150-acre piece of landscaped land. "There is not a straight piece of glass in the building," he said. Apple has grown "like a weed" Jobs said, and needs a place to put roughly 12,000 people.
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