Forbes Magazine estimates Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ net worth sits at $8.3 billion and climbing, and Apple the company has $76.2 billion in cash earnings chilling somewhere really safe. With the growth of Apple even during a recession, it makes sense that the company’s headquarters would not only expand, but would also be architecturally progressive.

Steve Jobs appeared at a Cupertino, Calif., City Council meeting to discuss the new developments. “We’ve hired some great architects to work with, some of the best in the world. We’ve come up with a design that puts 12,000 people in one building.” Their current building only houses 3,000 employees.

This new four-story infrastructure is a minimalist design from Foster + Partners, and features heavy use of glass and an indoor park. Jobs compared it to a landed spaceship.

More images after the jump.

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