The enormous new Apple 2 Campus in Cupertino, Calif. is taking shape.
The facility earned the nickname “spaceship campus” because its central building is a sleek flying saucer-like ring with a circumference of more than a mile around.
The year-end update above was captured by aerial videographer Matthew Roberts.
He estimates solar panel installation on the campus is about 65 per cent complete.
The footage also highlights different species of trees waiting patiently in their pots to be planted and progress in the main building atrium.
The “mountain of dirt” Apple displaced is also now gone.
Apple plans to open the campus, which is designed to house more than 13,000 workers, sometime after the first quarter of 2017, according to Apple Insider.
Apple Campus 2 Drone
Roof and landscaping work appears to be well underway at Apple’s upcoming Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino.
A new drone flight suggests that the complex may still be several months away from the first employees moving in.
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Apple Campus 2
Apple Campus 2 is making a lot of progress on the construction of its massive, $5 billion “spaceship” headquarters in Cupertino, California.
Among the latest highlights:
The final section of the circular spaceship building is being framed. That means the more-than-1-mile-long ring that will be the exterior of the spaceship is almost complete.
A maze of tunnels is being laid down throughout the campus.
The underground auditorium looks practically finished.
The giant dirt pyramid is still very big.
Apple Campus 2 Tour
Apple Campus 2 Tour – see the progress on construction in Cupertino, California where the company is building its new “spaceship” to house over 13,000 additional employees, located near its existing Infinite Loop headquarters.
On June 7, 2011, Apple’s then-CEO Steve Jobs presented to Cupertino City Council details of the architectural design of the new buildings and their environs.
The new campus, on a site now totalling 175 acres (0.71 km2), is planned to house up to 13,000 employees in one central four-storied circular building of approximately 2,800,000 square feet (260,000 m2).
The structure will include a café for 3,000 sitting people, be surrounded by extensive landscaping, and offer to park both underground and in a parking structure.
Media reports widely described the new structure as a “spaceship”.
Epic proportions. Cutting edge Construction. Awesome Design. Unbelievable Achievement.
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The Apple Construction Site
Apple’s new UFO-shaped campus is coming on in leaps and bounds, as per a new video from drone photographer and YouTube user myithz.
Myithz flew his DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus quadrocopter over Cupertino’s Campus 2 and recorded footage showing that the front portion of the building is now cemented, while the subterranean walls have also been built along the sides.
The massive campus is set to open by mid-2016 and was one of the last major projects tackled by Steve Jobs, who hired legendary architect Norman Foster to design the site.
The campus is set to house 12,000 Apple employees on its 176-acre plot and will sport miles of bike paths, a high-tech gym, and an underground parking garage and theatre for hosting media events.
In other words, it’s the campus Apple’s been dreaming of — and it’s well on its way to completion.