Apple Campus 2 Gets First 2017 Construction Update via Drone

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Reliable aerial coverage of Apple Campus 2 from Matthew Roberts has continued today, with the first drone footage of the campus in 2017 posted on Roberts' YouTube channel. As construction continues into the new year -- originally expected to be completed by the end of 2016 -- the new footage shows a nearly-complete main building, as well as free-standing structures such as the nearby parking garage and its rooftop solar panels.


Still under construction is the underground auditorium where Apple will host various product reveal events, and workers continue to stream in and out of the "Spaceship" building's main atrium, which began glass installation in November.

A noticeable change comes in the form of landscaping within the circular main building, with dirt piles forming around the central water feature of the courtyard. There are also many more trees and other greenery either lined up to be planted, or already in the ground. This area is expected to be one of many where workers can relax outside to eat or exercise.

In December, Roberts created a video that looked back at the construction progress made on Apple Campus 2 from July to the end of 2016. Construction on the campus officially began back in 2013 and once complete will encompass 2.8 million square feet of space to house 13,000 employees.

Previous Coverage: Here's a Detailed Aerial Photograph of Apple Campus 2

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C DM Avatar
53 months ago

*It's much less dramatic if one would use square meters.;)




* = 260128 m2 ('https://www.unitjuggler.com/convert-area-from-sqft-to-m2.html')

Might as well use hectares as those are even more meaningful in US. ;)
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IJ Reilly Avatar
53 months ago
And it is still being called a "spaceship" for completely unknown reasons.
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justperry Avatar
53 months ago

snip...will encompass 2.8 million square feet of space to house 13,000 employees.

*It's much less dramatic if one would use square meters.;)




* = 260128 m2 ('https://www.unitjuggler.com/convert-area-from-sqft-to-m2.html')
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manu chao Avatar
53 months ago

Even less so with square miles... hey why stop there?

Square metres is a very practical unit to measure room size, square miles much less so. But since there is little point in trying to convince America to switch from imperial to metric units, that debate is essentially pointless except that also listing the office space in metric units might make things easier to take in for non-Americans (or more precisely people from countries using the metric system).
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C DM Avatar
53 months ago

And it is still being called a "spaceship" for completely unknown reasons.

Most likely due to how Jobs himself referred to the the main building looking "a little like a spaceship landed" (from http://www.macworld.com/article/1160396/apple_campus.html).
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Naaaaak Avatar
53 months ago
Solar installation at estimated 65%.
Tunnel landscaping almost complete.
Productivity-killing open office layout complete.
All ports removed.
MacPro end-of-life estimated 3 years ago.
New dumb TV shows coming into focus.
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