Aerial Photograph Shows Substantial Demolition Progress at Apple Campus 2 Site

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    Work at Apple's Campus 2 is well underway with most of the existing buildings now demolished and parking lot pavement removed, as shown in a recent aerial photograph (via MacGeneration) from Ron Cervi, a news and traffic reporter for KCBS. Demolition on the site began in November after Apple received unanimous approval for the project from the Cupertino City Council.

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    Earlier photographs from a street level view revealed the first stages of demolition back in December, with partially demolished buildings visible from a nearby highway. Several sidewalks were closed, while bulldozers and other heavy equipment started clearing debris from the 176-acre parcel.

    Apple's Campus 2 is a short distance away from the company's current headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California. Eighty percent of the barren landscape shown above will be vegetated with over 4,500 trees in an endeavor that will "bring California back to Cupertino." The remaining 20 percent of the landscape will be dominated by a circular, 4-story building designed to hold 13,000 employees. The project has a target completion date of 2016.

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    Can't wait! I want the steel to rise now!
     
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    Can't wait to see the new campus. Apple treats its campus like a product. It even received a Steve Jobs introduction.
     
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    I want them vegetation to rise!
     
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    I can't quite make it out, but it looks like the new Campus will be running on the current A7 series... :eek:

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    I'm wondering if tim ok'd the curved triple glazing or if he went with flat panels due to cost.
     
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    Wrong. That's the M7.
     
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    ROFLMAO! :)

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    I don't know but from the color it appears there will be a lot of sandboxing going on :rolleyes:
     
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    Apple's new HQ, bought to you by Samsung.
     
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    If it's worth doing it worth doing right

    As an Apple shareholder, I say, since we don't cut corners on the products lets not start by cutting corners on this landmark office complex. With all the money in the bank what's another Billion to do it as Steve envisioned it.
     
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    I think that the heavy investment in the Arizona Sapphire plant may give us a clue here. :D
     
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    What are the odds on finding this was an ancient village or burial ground.

    Glass factories aren't very secretive. Giant curved glass walls being built someplace?
     
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    And it looks like it will only have 1 gig of RAM
     

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    In other news: Samsung to build new headquarters with bigger windows.
     
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    Yes, Ive's lab.
     
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    Not much as the history of this lot goes back over a century of constructions. Before this, it was one of the better HP development campuses. Originally it was an orchard and cannery going all the way back to the mid-19th century. This is not virgin land.
     
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    Fake! It clearly looks photoshopped to me. :D
     
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    Wasn't there a historic barn of some sort in the middle of that property that they were supposed to preserve? Was it moved somewhere?
     
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    Very good. :cool:
     
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    And the tuition there will be sky high I'm sure.
     
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    It sure does! Underground :D
     

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    You CAN NOT cut corners on a circular building...:D
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHA! I just watched those anti-Apple samsung ads, then read this. Laughed for a good 10 minutes man, thank you! :D
     
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    Good luck finding anything virgin in California. ;)
     

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