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Construction at Apple Campus 2 Progresses, Work on Structure Has Begun

Construction at Apple's spaceship is progressing at a rapid pace, with workers on site at the campus seven days a week. A new photo shared by the City of Cupertino suggests Apple is almost finished with the foundation of the structure and has begun construction on the actual circular-shaped building.

Back in October, the foundation was nearly done, so it is not surprising that construction has progressed to the actual structure itself. Though much of the construction is hidden behind privacy walls, Apple continues to have two enormous concrete mixers on site, as well as other heavy construction machinery.

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Over the weekend, a YouTube user who has been capturing a series of videos of the Campus 2 site with a drone shared a new video, which depicts the walls that are going up now that the foundation is mostly complete.


The area around the campus continues to see heavy traffic at all times of the day due to ongoing roadwork, and several streets are seeing daily road closures as construction workers aim to complete necessary upgrades in a timely manner. Pruneridge Avenue has been permanently closed, and both Wolfe Road and Homestead Road are heavily congested.

According to Apple's project schedule, roadwork is expected to be completed by the end of 2014, while earthwork and the planting of trees will continue on until mid-2015. Full demolition is expected to end during the first quarter of 2015, while building construction is expected to last until the end of 2016.

Apple's completed campus will feature the iconic 2.8 million square foot ring-shaped main building, an underground parking facility capable of accommodating 2,400 cars, a 100,000 square foot fitness center, and a 120,000 square foot auditorium. A second phase of construction will see Apple building several additional satellite facilities for research and development.



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32 months ago
If I was working for Apple in C.A, I wouldn't rush into getting moved to the new building. We all know that second generation Spaceship campus will be much better than the first gen :P
Rating: 27 Votes
32 months ago
Correct ? :rolleyes:


Rating: 11 Votes
32 months ago
But as with all new Apple products, I bet they won't be able to get the wifi to work.
Rating: 10 Votes
32 months ago
Pretty pointless video, same clip reused several times and some dramatic music, yawn ....
Rating: 7 Votes
32 months ago
Insert joke about Samsung copycat "bagel" headquarters.
Rating: 7 Votes
32 months ago
I wonder if it will do this?
Rating: 7 Votes
32 months ago
Im surprised that drone hasn't been shot down.
Rating: 6 Votes
32 months ago

Interesting point, actually. If the building should reflect all of Apple's philosophy (and Apple thinks it should), they'd have to burn it down and build a new one every time updated parts are available (e.g. for better heat insulation).


That's not Apple's philosophy though. This is their Pro campus, where it's more modular so different parts can be replaced.

Were this their consumer line of campus, IE, the iCampus, they would aim to make it as compact as possible, and as a result they'd have to regularly replace the entire campus.

Of course, it's most compact by not including any doors or walkways, so the employees are actually built into the buildings. There's a single truck port which delivers enough food for everyone for about 10 hours.
Rating: 6 Votes
32 months ago

Pretty pointless video, same clip reused several times and some dramatic music, yawn ....


you should definitely ask for a refund.

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They better have some kind of train/segway/speedy way to get from one side to the other. Or maybe just a bicycle track.


non-morbidly-obese people have another option -- it's called "walking".
Rating: 4 Votes
32 months ago
Foundation not almost done

Thanks for helping us all connect the dots.


What you are seeing is the subfloor and those squares spaced everywhere are the earthquake vibration dampers and all that steelwork to the right of the entrance apron is really the support steel for the 3rd level basement/garage floor. The steel up the side walls is really for the sub-level basement/garage walls. According to the architectureal drawings the Campus 2 building actually sits in a concrete bucket similar to dual walled super tankers where the main building is isolated from the rest of Cupertino by those vibration dampers and almost 8 feet of dead space between the inner and outer walls. This is an original print submitted to Cupertino planning so it shows the Basement/Garage extending almost 40' beyond the drip line of upper floors this has changed and I can't find my copy of the more recent prints showing the drip line and basement verticals being aligned. The basement on the new prints now indicate 3 sub levels to retain the same parking spaces which were lost when the overall radius of the subfloors was reduced that 40 feet.
Rating: 4 Votes

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