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the jackling mansion

from steve jobs posted in technology by pete_nice

Built in the early 1900s for copper magnate Daniel Jackling, Steve Jobs bought this mansion in 1984. An enormous house with 14 rooms, Jobs intention was always to tear the building down. It took until March 2010 to get approval from a California court to get approval to demolish the property, which was done in February 2011.

According to reports, even though Jobs lived in it for ten years, he kept it virtually unfurnished. He once hosted a dinner for President Clinton here in 1996. He was rewarded with a stay in the Lincoln bedroom of the White House.

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empire state building

from king kong posted in movies by pete_nice

The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark skyscraper and American cultural icon in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Construction started in 1929 and finished in 1931.

The 1933 film King Kong depicted the eponymous gargantuan shimmying to the top of this building in stop-motion awesomeness.

A description from the 1998 documentary The Cruise, as presented by Tim "Speed" Levitch:

"1,476 feet of organized granite and limestone. 6400 windows... 7 miles of elevator shafts. A slice of the state of Indiana vaulted on the corner of 34th st and 5th ave. King Kong climbed it."

That guy has a way with words...

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steve job’s family home

from steve jobs posted in technology by pete_nice

Steve Jobs bought this home in the mid-1990s after his marriage. Jobs raised his three children here. The house is done in the British country style, and the home is reportedly lightly furnished (but not as comparatively stark as his bachelor days).

This is also where Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011, due to complications from a relapse of his previously treated islet-cell neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer, resulting in respiratory arrest. He had lost consciousness the day before, and died with his wife, children and sister at his side.

His last words were: "OH WOW, OH WOW, OH WOW."

(These words were capitalized in The New York Times presentation of his sister's eulogy.)

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old apple campus

from apple, steve jobs posted in technology by pete_nice

Until 1992, before construction of the campus, Apple's corporate headquarters were located in the building Mariani One at this location.

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apple campus #1

from apple, steve jobs posted in technology by pete_nice

Apple's headquarters are located in Cupertino, CA on 1 Infinite Loop. The current campus was built in 1993, while Steve Jobs was not the CEO. It currently covers 32 acres over six four-floor buildings.

On June 7 2011, then-Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave a presentation to Cupertino City Council, detailing plans for a second campus that has not been created yet.

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