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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.



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41 months ago
Thanks MacRumors for sharing my production! I made the second video if anyone is wondering.
Rating: 13 Votes
41 months ago
This building is proof that the home button is here to stay. :D
Rating: 11 Votes
41 months ago
How many watch bands can each campus produce?
Rating: 8 Votes
41 months ago
The foam usage reminds me of Minecraft.
Rating: 7 Votes
41 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?
Rating: 6 Votes
41 months ago
There was no need for this new complex at all.
Rating: 6 Votes
41 months ago

There was no need for this new complex at all.

It's not complex , it's just a circle.
Rating: 5 Votes
41 months ago
God that thing is beautiful over the sunset, and it's not even done. I can't imagine what it will look like with all the polish and trees!
Rating: 5 Votes
41 months ago

Thanks MacRumors for sharing my production! I made the second video if anyone is wondering.

Nice job. I enjoyed your video more than the first one in this thread. The first one was sensory overload. Yours simply gave me a sweeping view of the progress, with a few notes.
Rating: 3 Votes
41 months ago
In addition to building a great place to work, it was what Steve Jobs envisioned for the future of Apple. He spoke of the need a couple years before his death at a city council meeting about the company's need for office space. Also, they earned the money, its their right to do what they wish with it within reasonable means. You got your end of the bargain from whatever product you bought years ago. If I sold you a glass of lemonade and I used the money from my lemonade stand to build a new home or renovate an existing home, isn't that my right?

Part of the major draw especially for the new generation of college students entering the work world is to have a great place to work. Microsoft started this in the 90's with the free food and sodas on campus. Google upped their game with the free gourmet food and an environment that made you feel like you never want to leave work. Others like Facebook and now Apple are doing the same. Its part of the package.

I personally will be putting in a request to at least be present at the grand opening or just request a tour.
Rating: 3 Votes

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