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Apple plans to finish construction on its second campus at the end of 2016, giving the company five more months to wrap up work at the location. As the deadline approaches, construction is continuing at a rapid pace, as seen in a new July update video shared by drone pilot Duncan Sinfield.

Sinfield's July video features a complete overview of the different buildings that are going up on the campus, along with details on the progress that's been made over the course of the last month. Solar panels and HVAC units are continuing to be added to the roof of the main ring-shaped building, and the solar panels on the roof of the parking garage are almost all in place.


Heavy machinery that will allow Apple to start the landscaping process has been transported to the campus, so we may soon see progress on the giant dirt pile. The dirt will support more than 7,000 trees and other greenery, including many citrus trees.

A second Apple Campus 2 drone video from Matthew Roberts shows a nearly-completed R&D facility, located on Tantau avenue, and gives a close look at the 100,000 square foot fitness center that will be available to employees.


Earlier this year, Apple began taking down the green privacy fence surrounding the entire campus, replacing it with a shorter chain-link fence. Construction crews often leave the gates at the campus open, allowing passersby to get a close-up look at the ongoing construction.

Apple plans to complete work on Apple Campus 2 at the end of 2016, with employees set to start occupying the facility at the beginning of 2017.

Article Link: Apple Campus 2 Drone Video Shows Progress on Ring-Shaped Main Building, Research Facilities
 

Junior117

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I really enjoy seeing the construction in action. It's certainly a great way to start the month.

Can't wait for the August update! :)

What's the purpose of that construction foam, by the way?
 
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IJ Reilly

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There's never been a "privacy fence." Those opaque fences are erected around construction sites everywhere, mainly to control dust. No longer needed now that the grading is complete.
 
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Piggie

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It's funny you know, and I'd like to ask a question of people here.
Is there some expectation that, when this is finished and Apple has moved it, THEN there will be some great new products?
Do we feel that there is a delay or some hold up with Apple products that will be solved by this new building?
Ok, so it's a nice looking Office for Apple to use.
Is that, when it's in use, going to in some way change the products Apple offer?
What do you think?
 

doelcm82

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It's funny you know, and I'd like to ask a question of people here.
Is there some expectation that, when this is finished and Apple has moved it, THEN there will be some great new products?
Do we feel that there is a delay or some hold up with Apple products that will be solved by this new building?
Ok, so it's a nice looking Office for Apple to use.
Is that, when it's in use, going to in some way change the products Apple offer?
What do you think?
Yes. On day one, Apple will begin to enjoy all the benefits of the new campus, which will eventually result in better products.
 
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