Aerial Photo Shows Outline of Apple's Spaceship Campus Taking Shape

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    Construction on Apple's Campus 2 is continuing to progress and a new aerial photo courtesy of Ron Cervi, KCBS news and traffic reporter, shows that all of the buildings on the site have now been demolished in order for new work to begin.

    The area where the circular-shaped building will be constructed is cleared out, allowing us a glimpse at where the campus itself will be located. Apple has moved quickly with this project, having first begun working on the project just a few months ago after receiving unanimous approval for the project in November.

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    Street-level photographs back in December revealed several buildings still standing, but another aerial photo from February suggested a large portion of the demolition work had been completed. During construction, Apple has closed off sidewalks and built a large green privacy fence to keep the area hidden.

    Apple's second campus is located near the company's existing Infinite Loop campus. The first phase of construction will include the famous 2.8 million square foot ring-shaped main building with an underground parking facility capable of accommodating approximately 2,400 cars.
    A 100,000 square foot fitness center and a 120,000 square foot auditorium will also be built, and during a second phase of construction, Apple will build an additional 600,000 square feet worth of office, research, and development buildings.

    Apple hopes to finish the first phase of the Apple Campus 2 construction by 2016.

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    Calling it a spaceship already might be a stretch. It looks a bit more like a crop circle at this point . . .
     
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    And when it's all complete, everyone will board and the island in the air called Apple-land will be fully functional...
     
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    Does anyone else see a crude yin yang symbol?
     
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    I see a big ass latté :D
     
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    I'm surprised

    I didn't realize they'd broken ground yet.
     
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    Those apartments are going to FLY up in price.
     
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    No leaf, it is a spaceship.
     
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    I can already imagine it must be a fun and productive place to work.
     
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    This project has been going on for years

    "Apple has moved quickly with this project, having first begun working on the project just a few months ago after receiving unanimous approval for the project in November. "

    Design of the campus has been ongoing for over 2 years. The city gave approval on the final plans in November. And even that was after numerous redesigns. The article makes it seem like they just knock down the previous buildings and start designing as they go.
     
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    The Umbrella Corporation is coming along nicely.
     
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    Look! iWatch!!! :eek::eek::eek:
    The top part of the belt is missing ;)
     
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    Looking good!

    However, Apple is building this HUGE campus because some equally huge
    gamechanging product will be out by the time the 2.0 campus is finished.
     
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    At the middle top of the image why is that building still standing!!!
     
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    Wow I hadn't realized that people's homes are that close. That's gonna suck reallllly bad for them.
     
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    Might not be that much of a stretch since crop circles are believed to come from spaceships anyways. :confused:

    Wow, imagine if next year they just flew in a spaceship-ish building from China and landed it over the site.
     
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    Care to elaborate? What about being that close is going to suck?
     
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    LOL. Lots of fun, food, sports, and entertainment at the office. Soon products start to feel unfinished, like Google Apps.
     
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