By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
October 11, 2011

On June 7, the day after his final Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Steve Jobs made a surprise appearance before the Cupertino City Council. He was seeking permission to build a new corporate headquarters for Apple (AAPL).

“We have a shot,” Jobs told the council, “at building the best office building in the world.”

121 days later, he was dead.

On Sept. 8 the city held a public hearing to discuss the environmental impact of the project. You can watch it here.

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