Video Depicting Demolition Progress at Apple Campus 2 Site Surfaces [Updated]

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    A supposed internal Apple video depicting the demolition of Hewlett Packard's former offices in preparation for Apple's Campus 2 project has surfaced on YouTube (via 9to5Mac).

    The video itself, which appears to be consistent with Apple's production quality, shows excavators tearing through multiple buildings. The footage was likely shot from late last year through earlier this year, as demolition on the site began in November after Apple received unanimous approval for the project from the Cupertino City Council.

    Substantial progress of the demolition was also depicted through an aerial photograph that surfaced late last month, with most of the existing buildings demolished and parking lot pavement removed. During the demolition, several sidewalks were closed, while bulldozers and other heavy equipment started clearing debris from the 176-acre parcel.

    With the demolition likely complete, Apple will begin the first phase of the Apple Campus 2 construction, which will involve a 2.8 million square foot ring-shaped main building with an underground parking facility capable of holding approximately 2,400 cars. Apple will also build a 100,000 square foot fitness center and a 120,000 square foot auditorium, with some of the barren landscape being occupied by over 4,500 trees.

    Update 2:15 PM: The video has been removed from YouTube at Apple's request.

    Update: The video has been reuploaded to Vimeo by another user.

    Article Link: Video Depicting Demolition Progress at Apple Campus 2 Site Surfaces [Updated]
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2011
  3. macrumors member


    Sep 13, 2012
    Same, it seems that the song on there has since ran into YouTube's copyright audio seeker.
  4. macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    Was more interesting to watch than expected.
    Not that it was, but I half-enjoyed the slo-mos.
  5. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Quite a plausible mock-up. If Apple does build at that location as rumored, I think they will do something very much like this video. Kudos.
  6. macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    Looks like a nice building that they would be tearing down!
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2007
    Where Will All the Trash Go?

    Lots of stuff to dispose of. Where?
  8. macrumors 6502a

    szw-mapple fan

    Jul 28, 2012
    Thats true of every demolition.


    And they're building a nicer one in its place.
  9. macrumors demi-god


    Aug 11, 2003

    The dust wrecked the shot! Can we start over?
  10. macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2014
    Was Miley helping whit the demolition? Anyone ? No okay,.
  11. macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2013
    As an electrical engineer who worked in the field in the 80s it is incredibly ironic that Apple tears down an HP office building. Years ago things were reversed and HP was the giant and Apple the fledging startup. HP used to be THE Cadillac of engineering companies in the US and now they're hanging on by the skin of their teeth. How times have changed indeed.
  12. macrumors 68000

    Jan 27, 2007
    I'll have to drive by the construction site and see how many people are already waiting in line for the grand opening.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    NY Guitarist

    Mar 21, 2011
    Wait... what??
  14. macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2008
    Up north
    There is something both sad and beautiful about demolition.
  15. macrumors 6502


    Jan 19, 2003
    That felt disturbing... The new campus will be superior, but still.
  16. macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2012
    And they will change again.

    Remember when Motorola were the world biggest mobile company? Then Nokia?

    Remember when the Sega dreamcast was the worlds top selling games console before the ps2 was released?

    Remember when TDK were the worlds leading storage media manufacturer?

    Pepperidge farm remembers.
  17. Cuban Missles, Mar 25, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2014

    macrumors 68020

    Cuban Missles

    Dec 6, 2012
    My heart is in Camagüey, the rest in the USA
    I did not see a wrecking ball swinging with a naked girl on it. Sorry.


    Is this real? In the video I noticed the apple logo on the door of the building being destroyed. The article says that the building that was removed to make way for the spaceship was the old HP building. So why would an hp building about to be destroyed have a apple logo on it?
  18. macrumors 68030


    Dec 18, 2007
    NY State of mind
    Not that I like her music or anything else about her, but Miley is not underage.
  19. macrumors 68040

    Sep 4, 2009
    So true. One co-worker quoted this the best, "HP is a hardware company that was pulled kicking and screaming into to the '80s and software-centric design."
  20. macrumors 68040


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    In two shots the excavators posed like a couple of T-Rexes presiding over a carcass. Very clever imagery.

    I wonder. Is this Tim's darker side coming out? :D
  21. macrumors 68030

    Nov 10, 2007
    I believe that there is even more irony in that Steve Jobs reached out to one of the founders of HP at his home as a teenager, and got some mentoring from him.

    If Jobs were alive today I wonder if he would have expressed some bittersweet feelings about that demolition.


    Umm, because Apple has owned the buildings for 4 years...?
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2011
    I think I worked in that building...

    I worked for HP long ago. I wasn't based in Cupertino, but I made several trips to there.

    Fortunately, I read the writing on the wall, and left about a year before my organization was liquidated. Only about a half-dozen were offered jobs elsewhere.
  23. macrumors G4

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Much of it is recycled or repurposed. Concrete is pulverized and used for bricks, stones, and paving mixtures. Steel is melted and reformed as new. Even the interior drywall is reused to make paper products.
  24. macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2001
  25. macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2010
    Probably the local landfill.

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