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.

Top Rated Comments

troop231 Avatar
106 months 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.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bretm Avatar
106 months ago
During some of the trench flyover I feel I should be approaching a small thermal exhaust port, only a couple of meters wide...
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RobotikZoo Avatar
106 months ago
Wish Steve were around for this

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.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iZac Avatar
106 months 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 ...
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pdaholic Avatar
106 months ago
Ugh, now I wanna buy a drone!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IJ Reilly Avatar
106 months ago
Signiificantly constructed walls are so much more useful than the other kind.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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