When the new Apple headquarters was proposed, it was $3 billion and essentially Steve Jobs' 2.8 million-square foot corporate paradise with wooded paths, fruit orchards, imported 40-foot panes of glass and underground parking.
That was in 2011. Since then, the costs for Apple Campus 2 have risen steadily to $5 billion and the move-in date has been delayed until 2016 -- because the company is trying desperately to cut $1 billion from the budget, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. The reason? Because investors are unhappy and cost overruns for a gigantic conceit that is more expensive than the World Trade Center complex won't be received very well.