Apple plans a new 'spaceship' headquartes building (artist's rendering)

*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 chief of Apple, formally on leave from the company, made his second public appearance in two days late on 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. “We know how to make the biggest pieces of glass in the world for architectural use.”

Apple has grown “like a weed” Jobs said, and needs a place to put roughly 12,000 people. The massive new structure would be in addition to the main campus at 1 Infinite Loop.

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