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Apple's space ship-shaped research campus cleared

Ready for take-off: Apple enlisted renowned architect Norman Foster to transform a 176-acre site into sustainable office and R&D facilities. - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

[SAN FRANCISCO] Apple's plan to build a shimmering flying-saucer shaped headquarters got final clearance for take-off this week, after a tax break granted to the company was trimmed. Officials in the Silicon Valley city of Cupertino, which has long been home to the culture-changing technology