New Apple Park Drone Video Recaps Construction Progress Made Over the Past Year

Drone videographer Matthew Roberts today uploaded a new video about Apple Park, this time showcasing the construction progress that Apple has made on its new campus over the past year. The video starts in June 2016 and goes up through Roberts' most recent drone updates in April and May 2017, where last minute pieces of construction were being put into place as the first small batch of employees moved into the new workspace.

Roberts separated the video to focus on the major buildings and features at Apple Park, allowing viewers to watch all the progress that has been made on the central "Spaceship" building, Steve Jobs Theater, main tunnel, R&D facility, fitness center, parking garage, and atrium. Even the large mound of dirt that loomed over the site during the first weeks of construction gets some focus in the video.


Apple Park began as an idea by former CEO Steve Jobs, who pitched the plans for the campus to the Cupertino City Council in 2011, with a completion date for 2015. Demolition on the site began in 2013, and construction delays eventually pushed back a late 2016 opening to the spring of 2017. In February, Apple officially named the campus "Apple Park."

Construction is still ongoing at the campus, with the Steve Jobs Theater expected to open sometime later in the year, and small landscaping details continuing to be worked on as more employees move into the buildings. Eyes have been on Apple Park's construction since it began, with interesting coverage including nighttime footage, aerial photography, and even a recreation of the campus in Minecraft.

Top Rated Comments

diipii Avatar
77 months ago
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Designed by Apple California, made in the USA.

An amazing accomplishment, something to be proud of.
Designed by Norman Foster a British architect.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ronntaylor Avatar
77 months ago
How did the cost reach 5b?

The Burj Khalifa cost less than half and didn't take as long to build...

That said, really cool facility, looks great.
The Burj Khalifa had the advantage of slave-like labor: mostly migrant workers that labored under horrible conditions, many illegally forced to work overtime without additional pay/compensation, and when they complained and demonstrated, some were deported without being paid as a lesson to the others.

Apple Park has unique features that incurs additional costs and many of the workers on the project are some of the most highly paid and skilled in their specialties. Not to mention the living conditions and labor laws that protect workers here in the U.S.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chr1s60 Avatar
77 months ago
It's a very cool building and campus, but I will be glad when construction is done and we don't need monthly update posts.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
litmag01 Avatar
77 months ago
How did the cost reach 5b?

The Burj Khalifa cost less than half and didn't take as long to build...

That said, really cool facility, looks great.
Well... the lack of impoverished Indo-Pak indentured labor didn't help lower the cost for Apple.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mouse man Avatar
77 months ago
Can't wait to see the new and exciting products coming from the brainstorms of the newly invigorated and highly inspired and motivated workforce, once they acclimatize to their fantastic new digs.
I know. I mean Apple is so courageous these days
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
meaning-matters Avatar
77 months ago
They don't have to be but might be a good idea if you say continuously that you are at the cutting edge of new technology and use it as a corporate identity.
Please read/look deeper, because this building and campus is bursting of innovation.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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