Apple Campus 2 Drone Video Shows Major Progress on Fitness Center, More Solar Panels

With much of the ring-shaped main building completed at Apple's second campus and auxiliary buildings taking shape, construction progress from month-to-month is ramping up. Drone pilot Duncan Sinfield has captured new aerial video of Apple Campus 2, allowing us to get a look at changes that have been made to the campus since April.

Significant work has been done on the 100,000 square foot fitness center, where Apple employees will be able to work out and stay healthy. A stone facade is now in place and the building looks to be nearing completion.


There are new cranes in the area, which are being used to finish up some of the main structure. Additional solar panels have been lifted into place on the roof of the building, more windows have gone up, and more window canopies have been installed. Parking structures are also set to be completed in the next few months, and some work has been done on the Tantau research buildings.

According to Sinfield, the sizable green fence surrounding the entire campus is being taken down and replaced with a shorter fabric-covered chain-link fence. A thick white foam is being laid on the top of ground structures like the tunnels and the auditorium, presumably kicking off the landscaping process. Trees and other greenery may be put into place soon, with Apple planning to cover the campus with 80 percent green space.

Apple plans to finish construction on Apple Campus 2 at the end of 2016, with employees set to begin occupying the buildings at the beginning of 2017.

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49 months ago
I think I'm gonna hold out for the Apple Campus Air, it's supposed to be thinner.
Rating: 17 Votes
49 months ago

You're going to be sacrificing ports though.


Rumor has it that the next campus will only have one door.
Rating: 16 Votes
49 months ago
These videos are better muted.

Also, I often wonder if Apple worries about these drones crashing into cranes or the building? I can't imagine it feels good knowing there's these things flying around your unfinished 5 billion dollar project.
Rating: 6 Votes
49 months ago

Can't wait to see the inside!

It's mostly glue.
Rating: 6 Votes
49 months ago

Gonna sound like an ass, but you guys realize it's just a building right? People have been working in them for a while now.

There are many buildings around the world, yet there are some that attract more visitors and coverage (in one form or another) than others.
Rating: 5 Votes
49 months ago
It will be a beautiful campus.
Rating: 5 Votes
49 months ago

Rumor has it that the next campus will only have one door.


LOL! And plenty of proprietary door adapters.
Rating: 4 Votes
49 months ago
Makes me want to apply at Apple just to work in there.
Rating: 4 Votes
49 months ago

Gonna sound like an ass, but you guys realize it's just a building right? People have been working in them for a while now.


It matters much more than you think. Which view out your office window would you want day in and day out every day?

I switched jobs a couple of times mostly because of the poor office environment. A better work environment where I get a gym, windows with a view, nicer interior, all greatly improve my productivity. My current office is more like #2 - where I get a great view of trees and a river. I've been in offices where I've been in a basement where the only window is up 10 feet high towards a brick wall. Never wanted to be at work. Now I enjoy being at work. You're at work 1/2 your life. It's important that it's nice. I envy the people who are working at the Apple campus next year.

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Rating: 4 Votes
49 months ago

I think I'm gonna hold out for the Apple Campus Air, it's supposed to be thinner.

You're going to be sacrificing ports though.
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