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Apple Campus 2 Drone Video Shows Nearly Complete Main Building and Landscape Updates

One month after the latest video update on Apple's second campus, today a new drone video was posted online with a couple minutes worth of footage showing new headway made on the project. In the video (which was shot using a DJI Inspire 1 Pro drone), solar panels on the roof of the campus are nearing completion as the main building continues to take the shape of Steve Jobs' vision.

The outside of the building has seen a lot of development, with the glass facade nearly finished both on the inside and outside of the circular structure. Construction is also continuing apace on the nearby auxiliary buildings, including one for R&D, two finished garages that will hold 8,000 cars, and the campus' underground auditorium.


As the project nears the end of construction, landscaping is getting a heavier focus as well. Most notably, a large pond with a surrounding garden at the center of the campus has begun taking shape, with more detailed outlines and giant boulders put in place within the future pond area.

Spread across the entire campus, including the new garden, Apple plans to have more than 7,000 trees on the site consisting of 300 different species, including fruit trees. Employee amenities will include various exercise-focused zones like joggling and cycling trails, and courts for basketball and tennis.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2016, with employees moving in towards the beginning of 2017.



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32 months ago

What a waste of money, imho.


I respectfully disagree. IMHO, creating construction jobs while improving upon the previous development and pushing building technology forward is a pretty good way to spend some money,
Rating: 37 Votes
32 months ago

What a waste of money, imho.

They have money to spend, especially since they seem to enjoy very low tax rates.
Rating: 22 Votes
32 months ago

Wonder why this building is constantly described as "circular" when the plan is so clearly a ring.


Because it's Earth's home button
Rating: 15 Votes
32 months ago

Wonder why this building is constantly described as "circular" when the plan is so clearly a ring.

A ring isn't.....circular?
Rating: 14 Votes
32 months ago

I'm sure they'll be able to design a ton of new emojis in that nice building.


Don't sell them short, that new building will enable them to innovate watch bands like you wouldn't believe.
Rating: 11 Votes
32 months ago
I'm sure they'll be able to design a ton of new emojis in that nice building.
Rating: 10 Votes
32 months ago

Yes, nevertheless, they won't recall all the iphones with the touch disease problem. That's greed my friend.



Other than rumors, what factual data do you have that demonstrates how many actual phones have "touch disease" and what Apple has or hasn't done with each one?
Rating: 9 Votes
32 months ago
People seem to forget that this building will be one of (if not the) most "green" buildings in the world.

What does that translate to? Minimal running costs, tax incentives, etc.

Apple will more than likely generate money from this building since they will be providing the grid with power that it hasn't used for itself. Combine this with the fact that they'll be able to close the offices that they lease and you have yourself a bunch of monetary savings. This is one of the smartest moves they could make.

And don't forget, this entire project started under Steve Jobs, so anyone saying "Tim Cook is _____" in regards to the development of this headquarters is daft.

It amazes me how so many people don't see the big picture.
Rating: 9 Votes
32 months ago

What a waste of money, imho.

By consolidating a LOT of office space spread out in the area and leased at presumably very high rates, this development will most likely represent a significant long-term cost savings.
Rating: 9 Votes
32 months ago
This is going to be absolutely stunning. I imagine there'll be quite a few keynotes at that auditorium.
Rating: 8 Votes

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