Apple Campus 2 'Spaceship' Taking Shape as Construction Continues

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Heading into November, construction on Apple's second campus is progressing nicely, with Apple's construction crews making a lot of headway on the ring-shaped main building. A new aerial video captured by drone pilot Duncan Sinfield and shared with MacRumors gives a close-up view at the current state of the building.

Four internal levels of the primary building have now been completed, and the concept Steve Jobs envisioned for the campus is starting to take shape. When completed, the interior area of the building will feature hundreds of trees and lots of greenery, with outdoor eating and viewing areas for Apple employees.


Two nearby parking structures are now close to being completed, and there's also been some progress made on the underground auditorium, where Apple will hold major press events. There have been a lot of changes since we last shared an aerial video in September.

When fully complete, the second Apple campus will feature 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 for hosting events, and a dedicated visitor's center complete with an observation deck, cafe, and Apple Store. Apple is on track to finish construction at the end of next year.

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fogelbaby

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Why would they need permission?
Man these videos should be illegal. Its private property, and at some point the airspace should be considered private as well. At some points in the video the drone is below the level of the top floor as well. If you ask me somebody on the property would be in the right to shoot down such a drone with a shotgun. A person can't just walk onto private property and start filming without permission of the property holder. This is no different.
 

spazzcat

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Man these videos should be illegal. Its private property, and at some point the airspace should be considered private as well. At some points in the video the drone is below the level of the top floor as well. If you ask me somebody on the property would be in the right to shoot down such a drone with a shotgun. A person can't just walk onto private property and start filming without permission of the property holder. This is no different.
You can get similar shots with a airplane. You don't own the airspace. But based on the fact they are so low, I'm guessing the contractor is doing these?
 

spazzcat

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You got it right on. If I were building an extravagant home that the public was interested in, I wouldn't want people flying "drones" over the property. Hell, I don't care if the home is under construction. Any "drone" flying in the airspace over my property with a recording device will have a nice (camera) frame full of lead shot.
Are you going to shot down airplanes too?
 

Daalseth

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From the picture it looks like not one round building, but actually nine buildings arranged in a circle. The buildings will be tied together but structurally they look seperate. Wonder if each one has their own HVAC system, electrical, plumbing etc.
 

Alumeenium

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Impressive unlike Apple's current product line... this was the last thing SJ helped build/design

not sure about the fake mountains in the middle and side...

I wonder if the central corridor in the ring will be some sort of elevator system like the Turbolift on StarTrek with not only vertical but horizontal movement. For instance 5th floor Noon entry to 3rd floor 7o'clock exit.

Fancy offices are always the death knell for a company...
 

webbuzz

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Impressive unlike Apple's current product line... this was the last thing SJ helped build/design

not sure about the fake mountains in the middle and side...

I wonder if the central corridor in the ring will be some sort of elevator system like the Turbolift on StarTrek with not only vertical but horizontal movement. For instance 5th floor Noon entry to 3rd floor 7o'clock exit.

Fancy offices are always the death knell for a company...
Those fake mountains are most likely excavated soil that will be reused or trucked away after completion.
 

RedNibs

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Nice!
What's the plan for the center part... an airplane landing strip? :p
Green space was the plan - the arborist (Muffly) is partial to oaks, so I wouldn't be surprised if there were lots of them used throughout. So, the air strip will have to be small :~}
 
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