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Apple Campus 2 Drone Video Shows Recent Progress on Spaceship-Shaped Building

Construction on Apple's second campus in Cupertino, California is slated to wrap up at the end of 2016, and with just eight months to go until the deadline, work on the site is continuing around the clock. As he does at the beginning of each month, drone pilot Duncan Sinfield captured new aerial video of Apple Campus 2, allowing us to see the progress that has been made over the course of the last 30 days.

This month's video gives the closest look we've seen yet at the ring-shaped main building and other areas on the campus, with today's construction juxtaposed with video taken over the last several months to give us an idea of how rapidly work on the campus has progressed.


At the main ring-shaped building, additional windows and window awnings have been added, and solar panels designed to sit atop the roof are being lifted into place. Work on the underground auditorium is nearly finished, and as we saw last month, the roof has been fitted to the building that will seat 1,000 people for future Apple events. Underground tunnels for accessing parking facilities also look to be in the end states of completion.

A second video by Matthew Roberts depicts two massive parking structures and close-up views of the auditorium, the roof of the main building, and the 100,000 square foot fitness center where employees will be able to work out.


In the near future, as work on the main buildings wraps up, Apple may begin its landscaping efforts. Since construction began, Apple has been amassing a giant dirt pile in the center of the campus, all of which will go towards the landscape. Apple plans to add more than 7,000 trees to the campus, spread across 300 species, ultimately ending up with more than 80 percent green space for employees to enjoy.



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39 months ago
It's too bad Steve isn't here to see this come to life.
Rating: 15 Votes
39 months ago
The first video is a mess. The editing hurts my eyes and head. The second video is great, as always.
Rating: 6 Votes
39 months ago
"Windows being installed on underground auditorium" lol
Rating: 6 Votes
39 months ago

The first video is a mess. The editing hurts my eyes and head. The second video is great, as always.


That would be mine. Thank you sir!
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Kudos for having the cohones for flying between the crane arch spans at 0:18!

Thanks! Glad you liked it. I'm always trying to think of creative ways to incorporate the cranes into my shots.
Rating: 4 Votes
39 months ago
But will it blend?
Rating: 4 Votes
39 months ago

It's too bad Steve isn't here to see this come to life.

Yes. This is what Ive said in that New Yorker profile.

“This is something that Steve cared about passionately,” Ive said. “There is a bittersweetness here, because this is obviously about the future, but every time I come here it makes me think of the past as well—and just the sadness. I just wish he could have seen it.”


I have a feeling Ive is so personally involved in this project because he knows Steve would have been we're he still alive.

Supposedly the theater will be complete for the iPhone 7 launch this fall. The big donut completes next year.


Sure many feel this way. Woz has been through the campus and loves what they are doing with it. I'm sure he will be there for the opening as a founder and fellow.


Has the company said which teams are moving to the new campus and which ones are staying at IL? I think the only thing made public, via that New Yorker article is that the design teams will be occupying part of the top floor in the new building.
Rating: 3 Votes
39 months ago

Wait does that mean it's won't be finished in time for the 7/+ launch?

Supposedly the theater will be complete for the iPhone 7 launch this fall. The big donut completes next year.

It's too bad Steve isn't here to see this come to life.

Sure many feel this way. Woz has been through the campus and loves what they are doing with it. I'm sure he will be there for the opening as a founder and fellow.
Rating: 3 Votes
39 months ago
For the record: This is a real space ship in outer space. It doesn't bear a lot of resemblance. The campus also isn't in outer space which is a shame.

Rating: 2 Votes
39 months ago
looks like an awesome place to work!
Rating: 2 Votes
39 months ago

Supposedly the theater will be complete for the iPhone 7 launch this fall. The big donut completes next year.


Sure many feel this way. Woz has been through the campus and loves what they are doing with it. I'm sure he will be there for the opening as a founder and fellow.


Yeah?

Hope they strengthened the floorboards.
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Just out of curiosity, how many employees will work here? The place seems huge!


At least ten, I should imagine, if not more.
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Isn't actually mostly any UFO designed like this?


Maybe, maybe not. They're unidentified.
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