Apple Campus 2 Drone Video Shows Progress on Ring-Shaped Main Building, Research Facilities

Apple plans to finish construction on its second campus at the end of 2016, giving the company five more months to wrap up work at the location. As the deadline approaches, construction is continuing at a rapid pace, as seen in a new July update video shared by drone pilot Duncan Sinfield.

Sinfield's July video features a complete overview of the different buildings that are going up on the campus, along with details on the progress that's been made over the course of the last month. Solar panels and HVAC units are continuing to be added to the roof of the main ring-shaped building, and the solar panels on the roof of the parking garage are almost all in place.


Heavy machinery that will allow Apple to start the landscaping process has been transported to the campus, so we may soon see progress on the giant dirt pile. The dirt will support more than 7,000 trees and other greenery, including many citrus trees.

A second Apple Campus 2 drone video from Matthew Roberts shows a nearly-completed R&D facility, located on Tantau avenue, and gives a close look at the 100,000 square foot fitness center that will be available to employees.


Earlier this year, Apple began taking down the green privacy fence surrounding the entire campus, replacing it with a shorter chain-link fence. Construction crews often leave the gates at the campus open, allowing passersby to get a close-up look at the ongoing construction.

Apple plans to complete work on Apple Campus 2 at the end of 2016, with employees set to start occupying the facility at the beginning of 2017.

Top Rated Comments

matty1551 Avatar
102 months ago
Thanks MacRumors for sharing my production! I made the second video if anyone is wondering.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pcmacgamer Avatar
102 months ago
This building is proof that the home button is here to stay. :D
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bubba Satori Avatar
102 months ago
How many watch bands can each campus produce?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
harrisondavies Avatar
102 months ago
The foam usage reminds me of Minecraft.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kaspersky Avatar
102 months ago
There was no need for this new complex at all.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Arran Avatar
102 months ago
What's the purpose of that construction foam, by the way?
I'm thinking its a lightweight dirt substitute?

So they can still build what appears to be a substantial hill on top of the tunnels, without having a lot of weight bearing down on them?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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