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Apple Campus 2 Underground Auditorium Shown Off in New Aerial Video

Apple's second "spaceship" campus is scheduled to be completed in late 2016, giving the company just 12 months to wrap up construction to stay on schedule. Apple's construction crews have been hard at work over the past few months, making a lot of headway on the main ring-shaped building, the underground auditorium, and the parking structures.

Drone pilot Duncan Sinfield today shared another monthly campus update video with MacRumors, giving a close-up look at how construction has progressed since November.

Four levels of the main ring-shaped building have been completed, bringing Steve Jobs' original vision of the campus to life. With the walls in place, the special curved glass windows that will encircle the building will likely be going up soon.


This month's video also gives a clear look at the underground auditorium Apple is building, where it will host events to show off new products. Also depicted is the Tantau development, a set of additional buildings that will serve as research and development facilities.

When it's finished, the second Apple campus will feature the 2.8 million square foot ring-shaped main building, several parking structures, a 100,000 square foot fitness center, a 120,000 square foot auditorium, and a dedicated visitor's center with an observation deck, cafe, and Apple Store.



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10 months ago
Auditorium looks small.
Rating: 17 Votes
10 months ago
I found my mute button on my mac.. so that's good news.
Rating: 10 Votes
10 months ago
Theatre looks small until you look see the tiny little pickup truck nearby for scale. It's pretty darn big.

Speaking of big - what's "Mt. Apple" all about? Sound obstruction for the parkade? Water reservoir? Great big pile of dirt from the excavation?
Rating: 9 Votes
10 months ago
The strangest thing about all this is to wonder about all the future products that might get unveiled in that auditorium. Things we can't even imagine right now.
Rating: 6 Votes
10 months ago

Speaking of big - what's "Mt. Apple" all about? Sound obstruction for the parkade? Water reservoir? Great big pile of dirt from the excavation?

Just a pile from the ground excavation and flattening, they will ship it away when there is no more use for it, they leave it there because they will need to use some of it for refilling some areas around the premise and some for shaping their landscape.
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago
The linked article to Steve's vision of the building, man that video... Too bad he won't get to see this thing completed. He looked so ill in that vid.
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago
My next house is going to have an auditorium like that.

About 1/1000th the size, and more rectangular, but otherwise, exactly the same.
Rating: 3 Votes
10 months ago

This place is huge.

The layout makes it seem hard to get around though. I know they're stressing that you can walk outside thru the open inner circle courtyard to get across the building, but still. The Pentagon does it but this place seems to dwarf the Pentagon in size (too lazy to look up sq/ft...)


I just measured them in Google Earth. The inner circle of the mothership is about 1,170 feet across (outer circle is about 1,510 feet). Across its widest dimension, the Pentagon is about 1,430 feet, the courtyard about 550 feet. I had no idea the mothership was that big. Wow!
Rating: 3 Votes
10 months ago
"Waiting for curved glass." This place will be an architectural wonder. But they'd better pay attention and get that glass right, or it's all back to the drawing board and start all over. For his most productive programming years, you want to keep them coding 24/7. So you give them a beautiful place to work in with a great team. Most "work of art" buildings aren't well-worked out for interaction and inspiration, they just look good from across the street. It'll be interesting to see people's reaction to it as a work environment.
Rating: 3 Votes
10 months ago

...interesting choice of song...


Welcome to the church of neoliberalism! To the mothership! Buy buy buy!
Rating: 3 Votes

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