A supposed internal Apple video depicting the demolition of Hewlett Packard's former offices in preparation for Apple's Campus 2 project has surfaced on YouTube (via 9to5Mac).

The video itself, which appears to be consistent with Apple's production quality, shows excavators tearing through multiple buildings. The footage was likely shot from late last year through earlier this year, as demolition on the site began in November after Apple received unanimous approval for the project from the Cupertino City Council.


Substantial progress of the demolition was also depicted through an aerial photograph that surfaced late last month, with most of the existing buildings demolished and parking lot pavement removed. During the demolition, several sidewalks were closed, while bulldozers and other heavy equipment started clearing debris from the 176-acre parcel.

With the demolition likely complete, Apple will begin the first phase of the Apple Campus 2 construction, which will involve a 2.8 million square foot ring-shaped main building with an underground parking facility capable of holding approximately 2,400 cars. Apple will also build a 100,000 square foot fitness center and a 120,000 square foot auditorium, with some of the barren landscape being occupied by over 4,500 trees.

Update 2:15 PM: The video has been removed from YouTube at Apple's request.

Update: The video has been reuploaded to Vimeo by another user.

Top Rated Comments

dacreativeguy Avatar
114 months ago
I'll have to drive by the construction site and see how many people are already waiting in line for the grand opening.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wikiverse Avatar
114 months ago
As an electrical engineer who worked in the field in the 80s it is incredibly ironic that Apple tears down an HP office building. Years ago things were reversed and HP was the giant and Apple the fledging startup. HP used to be THE Cadillac of engineering companies in the US and now they're hanging on by the skin of their teeth. How times have changed indeed.

And they will change again.

Remember when Motorola were the world biggest mobile company? Then Nokia?

Remember when the Sega dreamcast was the worlds top selling games console before the ps2 was released?

Remember when TDK were the worlds leading storage media manufacturer?

Pepperidge farm remembers.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chupa Chupa Avatar
114 months ago
Lots of stuff to dispose of. Where?

Much of it is recycled or repurposed. Concrete is pulverized and used for bricks, stones, and paving mixtures. Steel is melted and reformed as new. Even the interior drywall is reused to make paper products.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NY Guitarist Avatar
114 months ago
Quite a plausible mock-up. If Apple does build at that location as rumored, I think they will do something very much like this video. Kudos.

Wait... what??
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Daniels1895 Avatar
114 months ago
Was Miley helping whit the demolition? Anyone ? No okay,.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gavinstubbs09 Avatar
114 months ago
Looks like a nice building that they would be tearing down!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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