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Massive Glass Window Panels Being Installed at Apple Campus 2

With just 12 months to go until Apple's second "spaceship" campus is scheduled to be completed, construction crews are hard at work on the main ring-shaped building and several auxiliary buildings, including the underground auditorium, a visitor's center, and a set of research and development buildings.

Drone pilot Duncan Sinfield today shared another monthly campus update video with MacRumors, giving us a look at how construction has progressed since December. Late last month and early this month, enough of the main building was completed that the unique, curved glass windows could start going up. In the video, you'll see the first window panels on the building, both at the exterior and the interior of the ring.


Significant progress has been made on the underground auditorium, and the Tantau research and development buildings are taking shape and filling out.

With construction growing closer to completion, work on the landscape may soon begin. Apple's second campus will feature 80 percent green space, a central garden with outdoor dining areas, and more than 300 species of trees, including a variety of fruit trees. Underground structures like parking facilities and the auditorium will be covered with greenery.

When finished, the campus will include 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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8 months ago
So, Apple is having Windows installed?

I can't believe nobody has said this yet.
Rating: 15 Votes
8 months ago

This is a morbid thought, but what happens if someone (a disgruntled employee, a criminal, etc) throws a brick at the window and smashes it? Does that mean they have to wait months to get a replacement from Germany?


I'm guessing you'd need a lot more than a brick to break one of those windows.
Rating: 7 Votes
8 months ago

This is a morbid thought, but what happens if someone (a disgruntled employee, a criminal, etc) throws a brick at the window and smashes it? Does that mean they have to wait months to get a replacement from Germany?


They should've used sapphire. :p
Rating: 7 Votes
8 months ago

This is a morbid thought, but what happens if someone (a disgruntled employee, a criminal, etc) throws a brick at the window and smashes it? Does that mean they have to wait months to get a replacement from Germany?

It will cause an apple stock selloff that will send apple into bankruptcy.
Rating: 5 Votes
8 months ago

This is a morbid thought, but what happens if someone (a disgruntled employee, a criminal, etc) throws a brick at the window and smashes it? Does that mean they have to wait months to get a replacement from Germany?


German engineers will fix that window in 3 hours or less.
Rating: 4 Votes
8 months ago

This is a morbid thought, but what happens if someone (a disgruntled employee, a criminal, etc) throws a brick at the window and smashes it? Does that mean they have to wait months to get a replacement from Germany?


1) Good luck to any criminals trying to sneak onto the campus to do so.
2) Surely, they have contingency planning to replace one. And surely they are awfully thick/resistant to shattering.
Rating: 4 Votes
8 months ago
under construction gate
Rating: 3 Votes
8 months ago

This has always intrigued me: what if an employee had a meeting on the opposite side of the circular structure? Does the employee actually have to go to the ground floor, walk to the opposite side and then go to wherever the meeting is located on that side of the building? It doesn't seem like the structure will include bridges that connect one side of the building to the opposite side...

Sorry for my stupid question, if this question has been asked before.


They press a button which keeps them where they are on Earth and causes the building to rotate.
Rating: 3 Votes
8 months ago

...what if an employee had a meeting on the opposite side of the circular structure?

Good question. Working on it...

Rating: 3 Votes
8 months ago

How do you get the construction equipment out from inside the ring? Like... it's an unbroken ring of building that is 50 feet high... it seems like it'll be difficult to get the larger machines out now.


Hmm, if someone could only invest some kind of "sky crane" that could hover and hook up to ground equipment to lift them out of a difficult situation.
Rating: 2 Votes

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