Massive Glass Window Panels Being Installed at Apple Campus 2

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    With just 12 months to go until Apple's second "spaceship" campus is scheduled to be completed, construction crews are hard at work on the main ring-shaped building and several auxiliary buildings, including the underground auditorium, a visitor's center, and a set of research and development buildings.

    Drone pilot Duncan Sinfield today shared another monthly campus update video with MacRumors, giving us a look at how construction has progressed since December. Late last month and early this month, enough of the main building was completed that the unique, curved glass windows could start going up. In the video, you'll see the first window panels on the building, both at the exterior and the interior of the ring.

    Significant progress has been made on the underground auditorium, and the Tantau research and development buildings are taking shape and filling out.

    With construction growing closer to completion, work on the landscape may soon begin. Apple's second campus will feature 80 percent green space, a central garden with outdoor dining areas, and more than 300 species of trees, including a variety of fruit trees. Underground structures like parking facilities and the auditorium will be covered with greenery.

    When finished, the campus will include the 2.8 million square foot ring-shaped main building, several parking structures, a 100,000 square foot fitness center, a 120,000 square foot auditorium, and a dedicated visitor's center with an observation deck, cafe, and Apple Store.

    Article Link: Massive Glass Window Panels Being Installed at Apple Campus 2
  2. macintologist macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2004
    This is a morbid thought, but what happens if someone (a disgruntled employee, a criminal, etc) throws a brick at the window and smashes it? Does that mean they have to wait months to get a replacement from Germany?
  3. twoehr macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2013
    East Coast US
    They should've used sapphire. :p
  4. stanman64 macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
  5. WhoDaKat macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2006
    I'm guessing you'd need a lot more than a brick to break one of those windows.
  6. YoitsTmac macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2014
    This could very well be, one of the first buildings (or anything) under construction that...finishes, on time. :0
  7. PotatoLeekSoup macrumors regular

    May 10, 2015
    1) Good luck to any criminals trying to sneak onto the campus to do so.
    2) Surely, they have contingency planning to replace one. And surely they are awfully thick/resistant to shattering.
  8. rictus007 macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2011
    German engineers will fix that window in 3 hours or less.
  9. SlipperySlop Suspended

    Sep 14, 2015
    It will cause an apple stock selloff that will send apple into bankruptcy.
  10. nunes013 macrumors 65816


    May 24, 2010
    I hate property taxes being high here, but I bet Apple will hate them even more after that thing is built :eek::D
  11. bkends35 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2013
  12. Attirex macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2015
  13. iOSFangirl6001 macrumors 6502


    Aug 11, 2015
    Not that I support property destruction but what about a cinder block, or 2 bricks?:p

    Joking aside never thought I'd be 1 of those people that ask "why the **** is this even on MR?"

    Should we really advertise the building and building materials involved in an Apple campus given Fandroids , Apple haters and such also use this site?

    Besides who cares what the campus is made of unless it's made out of Tacos, Pizza, chocolate or Nutella? lol:p
    (Ok more silliness and sarcasm )
  14. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2010
    They had a theft at my local Apple store (iPods). The shop lifters ran out the door and swung it open hard. A gust of wind hit the door and shattered it. 30k and it took months to replace.
  15. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    How do you get the construction equipment out from inside the ring? Like... it's an unbroken ring of building that is 50 feet high... it seems like it'll be difficult to get the larger machines out now.
  16. Hastings101 macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    I don't know, but that would be kind of satisfying to watch lol
  17. kemal macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2001
    Can they make round LiPo batteries? I have fears they can.
  18. ChrisCW11 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2011
    Hmm, if someone could only invest some kind of "sky crane" that could hover and hook up to ground equipment to lift them out of a difficult situation.
  19. guzhogi macrumors 68020


    Aug 31, 2003
    Wherever my feet take me…
    My school district's thinking about replacing one of our buildings. This would be a great replacement. You think Apple would care to donate the building when it's done?
  20. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
    This is going to be one of the world's most beautiful office buildings.

    I detest most office buildings.
  21. toph2toast macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2011
    Towards the end of the video you can see a bridge that is built between 2 of ring building structures that takes vehicles between the outer ring and the inner area. I'm not familiar enough with the plans to know if that bridge will stay there (I doubt it though). So it will probably be removed towards the end of the process.
  22. utyankee macrumors newbie


    Jun 23, 2010
    You clearly do not work in construction industry. For the ten years I've been in engineering, at least 75% of projects I have been involved in are finished on schedule or earlier.
  23. yaxomoxay macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2010
    As a stark contrast to Apple's design policy, I don't think that the glass is really thin...
  24. anshuvorty macrumors 6502


    Sep 1, 2010
    California, USA
    This has always intrigued me: what if an employee had a meeting on the opposite side of the circular structure? Does the employee actually have to go to the ground floor, walk to the opposite side and then go to wherever the meeting is located on that side of the building? It doesn't seem like the structure will include bridges that connect one side of the building to the opposite side...

    Sorry for my stupid question, if this question has been asked before.
  25. magicschoolbus macrumors regular


    May 27, 2014
    they will hop on their self driving iSegway where it will be sync'ed with their iPhone and they will tap Calanders, next meeting, and it will bring them across campus to that meeting room.

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