New Aerial Video Shows Significant Construction Progress at Apple Campus 2

Sunday August 31, 2014 7:03 PM PDT by Richard Padilla
Apple appears to be making significant progress on its forthcoming "Spaceship" campus in Cupertino, as an aerial video shared by YouTube user jmcminn (via Apple Spotlight/9to5Mac) shows the site now featuring constructed walls, spots for buildings, and a more defined oval shape.


Apple closed off sidewalks and built a number of privacy fences to keep the area hidden, but this latest video taken with a DJI Phantom 2 drone and GoPro camera goes above the site to show an assortment of vehicles and materials helping to build Apple's newest campus. Previous photos showed initial work on the site's walls and deep trenches for what was said to be "underground tunnels." The site was once the home of Hewlett Packard's former offices, which were vacated and demolished by Apple ahead of its initial work on its Campus 2 project.

Apple is currently at work on the first phase of its Campus 2 construction, which includes the 2.8 million square foot ring-shaped main building and an underground parking facility capable of holding 2,400 cars. Those structures will also be complemented by a 100,000 square foot fitness center and a 120,000 square foot auditorium, with some of the landscape being occupied by more than 4,500 trees.

The first phase of construction is expected to be completed by 2016, and will be followed by additional 600,000 square feet of buildings along with another parking structure in the second phase.

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8 weeks ago
I really hope Apple is doing a professional time lapse of the project from demolition of HP's old campus until the time it's completed. I'm sure they are, as this new campus is pretty significant in Apple's history.
Rating: 12 Votes
8 weeks ago
Is it just me, or does everyone else wish Steve Jobs were around for all of this?

...I mean, for development of this level/ingenuity/magnitude, it just engenders that sense of simultaneous remorse & pride that you get for someone who is no longer with us but who's legacy lives on.
Rating: 11 Votes
8 weeks ago
During some of the trench flyover I feel I should be approaching a small thermal exhaust port, only a couple of meters wide...
Rating: 11 Votes
8 weeks ago

During some of the trench flyover I feel I should be approaching a small thermal exhaust port, only a couple of meters wide...


Stay on Target ...
Rating: 9 Votes
8 weeks ago
Signiificantly constructed walls are so much more useful than the other kind.
Rating: 6 Votes
8 weeks ago
Ugh, now I wanna buy a drone!
Rating: 6 Votes
8 weeks ago
Not to be a party pooper (because this video is fantastic) - but what is the legality of all this? I felt it became unreasonable when he swooped in low. At what point does this become trespassing?
Rating: 4 Votes
8 weeks ago

why that deep? hmmm…. subterranean areas for secret projects development? Apple is creepy.


Yes. The top secret parking lot.
Rating: 4 Votes
8 weeks ago

I'd like to see if this same guy has the balls to fly his drone over the completed campus...

By then Apple will have installed its air defense system.

The way to spy on the campus will be to hide a camera in an iCloud that drifts unsuspected over the campus.
Rating: 4 Votes
8 weeks ago
I'd like to see if this same guy has the balls to fly his drone over the completed campus...
Rating: 3 Votes

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