Fresh off his keynote at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference, Steve Jobs followed up with an appearance last night before the Cupertino City Council, announcing plans for what the Cupertino Courier calls “a spaceshiplike circular building” that will hold 12,000 workers. AllThingsD has dubbed it “iSpaceship.”

Lo and behold, Jobs’ entire presentation is available on YouTube, where you can get a pretty good sense of the design that Jobs calls “pretty cool.”

At one point, Councilmember Kris Wang pressed Jobs on providing free Wi-Fi to Cupertino residents, which he did not seem too keen on. But for the most part the council seemed to greet the proposal like technophiles beholding specs for the latest iPhone.

A press conference by Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong responding to the proposal is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Video: Steve Jobs, at Cupertino City Council, Unveils Design for Circular Apple Building 8 June,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. In 2014, he won a California Journalism Award for his coverage of ride services like Uber and Lyft and the taxi industry. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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