New photos of Apple's Austin campus expansion show construction of second building

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in General Discussion edited February 2015
One month after AppleInsider offered a first look at Apple's upcoming Austin, Tex. campus expansion, fresh photos from the construction site show a second building being erected as work continues toward an expected completion date sometime in 2015.

Austin Campus


Pictures of the one-million-square-foot complex sent in by AppleInsider reader Benjamin show how the build is progressing, the most notable change being the frame of a second structure situated adjacent to the first.

Austin Campus


The new building seen in the photos is part of phase one of the project which, when finished, will create 200,000 square feet of office space. The initial stage will cost $56 million.

Construction of Apple's future campus began in December of 2012 as an extension of the company's existing operations center on Riata Vista Circle. When completed, the complex will be the Cupertino tech giant's new "Americas Operations Center."

Austin Campus


Following phase one's completion in 2015, Apple is slated to move on to phase two, a huge undertaking expected to create 800,000 square feet of new space. In all, the Austin campus expansion is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021, by which time Apple will have spent $304 million in construction costs.

Austin Campus


According to reports, Apple's new operations center will create some 3,600 jobs, more than doubling the company's existing workforce in Austin. In exchange for providing an average salary of $35,000 for the bottom 10 percent of workers and a minimum pay of $11-per-hour for contractors, Apple will receive $30 million in tax breaks.

Apple's new Americas Operations Center in Austin is estimated to generate $15 million in benefits for the county over a 15-year term.
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  • Reply 1 of 24
    Looks like a construction site.
  • Reply 2 of 24
    And if Texas ever secedes from the union, Apple will have a branch in the newly created nation.
  • Reply 3 of 24
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    And if Texas ever secedes from the union, Apple will have a branch in the newly created nation.

    Speaking of…


    [VIDEO]
  • Reply 4 of 24
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,317member


    If one were to listen to the media narrative, Apple won't even be around in 2015. 

  • Reply 5 of 24

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post





    Speaking of…

     


     


    Have you heard of the Republic of Lakotah?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Lakotah

  • Reply 6 of 24
    desuserigndesuserign Posts: 1,316member


    Hey, that was fun.


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post



    Speaking of…



    [etc.]


     


    BTW, I may have missed it, but what kind of jobs will be down there?


    The story mentions office space and some salary figures, but what are the jobs? customer support?


    anyone know

  • Reply 7 of 24
    desuserigndesuserign Posts: 1,316member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


     


    Have you heard of the Republic of Lakotah?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Lakotah



    Only once while drinking in a bar in Minneapolis :-)


    Doesn't seem too likely, but our Lakota brothers can dream! With their earnings from gaming operations perhaps they can just buy their own republic soon.

  • Reply 8 of 24
    slurpy wrote: »
    If one were to listen to the media narrative, Apple won't even be around in 2015. 
    Apple is the richest company in the world. Making record breaking revenue and profits. Apple will most defentlly be going strong in 2015.
  • Reply 9 of 24
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post



    And if Texas ever secedes from the union, Apple will have a branch in the newly created nation.


     


    Texas could never make it on it's own even if the rest of the US was willing to let them try.  


     


    A nation needs leaders and forward thinkers.  Texas has precious little of either. 


     


    If Texas separated, it would be a nation made up almost exclusively of reactionaries, conservatives, and people content to live in the past.  They'd have to resort to drugs, gambling, etc. for their economy to work at all and for anyone to want to actually come and visit.  Also, every wingnut and criminal in the continental US would migrate there in a second after they secede and wouldn't *that* be fun. 


     


    It would become a (more) violent hell-hole in short order, if it survived at all.  

  • Reply 10 of 24
    desuserign wrote: »
    Hey, that was fun.

    BTW, I may have missed it, but what kind of jobs will be down there?
    The story mentions office space and some salary figures, but what are the jobs? customer support?
    anyone know

    Steve. ;)
    Customer Support.
  • Reply 11 of 24
    froodfrood Posts: 771member


    The taxpayers of Texas are paying for more than half of Apples new campus?  Sweet deal if you can get it. 

  • Reply 12 of 24
    isaidsoisaidso Posts: 750member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MrAllister View Post




    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post



    If one were to listen to the media narrative, Apple won't even be around in 2015. 


    Apple is the richest company in the world. Making record breaking revenue and profits. Apple will most defentlly be going strong in 2015.


    Heh, who, exactly,are you trying to convince? image

  • Reply 13 of 24
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    frood wrote: »
    The taxpayers of Texas are paying for more than half of Apples new campus?  Sweet deal if you can get it. 

    Is it the state, county or city that is assisting to get Apple's business? Sounds like they'll benefit in the long run no matter who is fronting the bill.
  • Reply 14 of 24

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    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post





    Is it the state, county or city that is assisting to get Apple's business? Sounds like they'll benefit in the long run no matter who is fronting the bill.


     


    The $21 million grant came from the Texas Enterprise Fund. It's at the state level. Apple bought the land the new buildings sit on, so they will pay property taxes.

  • Reply 15 of 24

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    Originally Posted by lightknight View Post



    Looks like a construction site.


     


    Actually, one of the two identical buildings is Apple's. The other belongs to Samsung. /s

  • Reply 16 of 24
    wizard69wizard69 Posts: 13,377member


    You are woefully misinformed.     For one Texas isn't lacking in leaders.   Second forward thinkers aren't all they are cracked up to be, Obama tried to pass himself off as a forward thinker and he is possibly running the most regressive government we have ever seen.  


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post


     


    Texas could never make it on it's own even if the rest of the US was willing to let them try.  


     


    A nation needs leaders and forward thinkers.  Texas has precious little of either. 


     


    If Texas separated, it would be a nation made up almost exclusively of reactionaries, conservatives, and people content to live in the past.  They'd have to resort to drugs, gambling, etc. for their economy to work at all and for anyone to want to actually come and visit.  Also, every wingnut and criminal in the continental US would migrate there in a second after they secede and wouldn't *that* be fun. 


     


    It would become a (more) violent hell-hole in short order, if it survived at all.  



    Do you have any idea at all as to how dependent the rest of the country is on Texas and other gulf coast states?   As for criminals, Texas is the last place they would move to, if you don't get shot therein the commission of a crime you eventually are executed anyways.   Texas is a good model for the rest of the county they treat low life's and generally defective people the way they should be treated.     Contrast this with New York that has a policy of mild punishment for crime and has dumped thousands of mental ill people onto the street apparently to sit back and launch when something bad happens.  Seriously think about where you rather be as a criminal, some liberal shit hole of a state that allows you to make excuses for your crimes or Texas where the law is enforced strictly?  


    By the way I'm from NY and see first hand how liberal policies, failed and dangerous liberal policies at that, are used to justify even more damaging control freak laws that harm the general population more than the criminal population.  

  • Reply 17 of 24
    flaneurflaneur Posts: 4,526member
    I got it!!!

    [B]wizard69[/B] and [B]Apple][[/B] are mirror twins, separated at birth!!!

    Both are from New York, both are angry at evolution and social progress, both try to feel superior to their less-well-off brother and sister Earthlings.

    The clues: 69 is the same upside down, the brackets ][ are reversed!!!

    There's no denying it. Only photographs of each would disprove it!!! If they send them in, hold on to your hats, ladies and gentlemen!!!
  • Reply 18 of 24
    Hey, gazoobee...Hate Much? Only an entire state of the country? You take the cake for blind hater of the year. Let me guess...you fall asleep in front of the TV, watching Rachel Madow?

    What a mental case...targeted your venom towards an Apple campus in Austin, Texas, and that state's 27 million citizen!

    So riddle me this...How is it people are bailing out of a liberalized California in droves...and that Texas is growing like nowhere else in the U.S. ...With one of the best and most diversified economies in the country?

    Starter Clue: They aren't run by idiot belligerents like you.

    As far as wing nut...you are cornering the market all by yourself. And as for hell hole...it sure sounds from your violent spirit...that you live in one.
  • Reply 19 of 24
    adamcadamc Posts: 582member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MrAllister View Post





    Apple is the richest company in the world. Making record breaking revenue and profits. Apple will most defentlly be going strong in 2015.


    Haven't you heard most of the analysts and pundits are predicting the doom meme since like 6 years ago and they are still doing it whereas some companies even though they made a fraction of what Apple is making are expected to making billions in 2050.

  • Reply 20 of 24
    asciiascii Posts: 5,941member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post


     


    Texas could never make it on it's own even if the rest of the US was willing to let them try.  


     


    A nation needs leaders and forward thinkers.  Texas has precious little of either.



     


    "Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism, but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice" - Adam Smith


     


    Speaking of justice, perhaps the new building is a dedicated courthouse for all the patent lawsuits :)

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