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Apple Campus 2 Work Continues as Lights Begin Turning On

Less than a month after the last update on the ongoing construction of Apple's new spaceship campus in Cupertino, California, a few new drone videos have been shared online showcasing the progress of the project. The biggest changes over the past few weeks center around the appearance of lights on the outside of the ring-shaped building, along with fewer construction cranes, suggesting the near-completion of the campus as work shifts from architectural to electrical and the surrounding landscape features.

In the center of the campus, the large water feature has begun receiving its foundation, but otherwise no additional progress has been made on the surrounding garden area. In the last update, the outline of the pond and large new boulders and greenery were some of the most noticeable changes.


The video shows off the progress of the underground auditorium, which Apple plans to use for future product and service reveals, as well as the beginnings of one of seven campus cafe locations appearing on the outside edge of the spaceship building. A brief glimpse of the underground tunnels connecting various parts of the campus can also be seen towards the end of the video.

In a second drone video of the construction ongoing at Apple Campus 2, solar panel installation on the roof of the main building is estimated to be at 40 percent complete. It also provides closer shots of the underground auditorium, and the collection of peripheral buildings lined up on Tantau Avenue near the campus.


Apple plans to include a few amenities for its employees located on the campus, including 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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25 weeks ago
Tesla: Building the world's biggest battery factory and the world's largest solar panel factory so they can turn the entire transportation and energy industries on its head, providing everyone in the world with inexpensive, clean power.

Space X: Building the world's largest rocket so we can colonize Mars and become a multiplanet species.

Apple: Building a large office building so they can continue iterating on products that have hardly changed in the last decade.

Pixar: Toy Story 4!

You're selling Elon Musk short if you think he's "the next Steve Jobs". Elon Musk is basically Tesla, Edison, the Wright Brothers, Einstein, Vanderberg, Hawking, Von Braun, Boeing, Steve Wozniak, and Steve Jobs, all rolled into one. Granted, he had all of those giants to stand on, but so did everyone else alive today, and I don't see anyone doing half as much as he is.
Rating: 18 Votes
25 weeks ago
Now if only they would put so much effort into the Mac lineup
Rating: 16 Votes
25 weeks ago
Amazing how the drone can fly into the future!
Rating: 14 Votes
25 weeks ago
And, September comes after October?
Rating: 13 Votes
25 weeks ago

Apple plans to include a few amenities for its employees located on the campus, including various exercise-focused zones like joggling and cycling trails...


Oooh. I want a joggling trail!
Rating: 12 Votes
25 weeks ago

Now if only they would put so much effort into the Mac lineup

Construction workers don't work at Apple
Rating: 9 Votes
25 weeks ago
And to think that four levels of that gigantic ring some day will be filled legions of coders working on the next super sized emojis.
Rating: 8 Votes
25 weeks ago
I would love a tour. Nothing else like it.
Rating: 8 Votes
25 weeks ago
Workplace goals...
Rating: 7 Votes
25 weeks ago
When a company has nothing left to even create rumors
Rating: 6 Votes

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