Apple Campus 2 Taking Shape Rapidly as Completion Date Approaches

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's "spaceship" second campus is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2016, and with 10 months to go, construction is progressing rapidly on both the main ring-shaped building and several auxiliary buildings, including the underground auditorium, the visitor's center, and the Tantau addition, where research and development will take place.

    Drone pilot Duncan Sinfield has shared a February campus update with MacRumors, giving us one of our closest looks yet at the ongoing construction and progress that's been made since our last update in January. Starting last month, the window panels that make up the unique curved glass exterior began going up, and with additional panels added this month, there's a clear look at what the completed building will look like.

    With much of the exterior nearing completion, cranes are now lifting parts of the roof into place on the main building, and the roof for the underground auditorium will soon be attached. A solar array has also been affixed to one of the two parking structures.

    When finished, Apple's second 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, all surrounded by lush green landscaping.

    Construction on the campus is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2016.

    Article Link: Apple Campus 2 Taking Shape Rapidly as Completion Date Approaches
  2. BrockC macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2012
  3. pat500000 macrumors 604


    Jun 3, 2015
    I wonder why they are making second flagship office.
  4. bradkrischel macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2010
    18 cuts in the first 20 seconds of the video - does that drive anyone else crazy?!?
  5. wizard macrumors 68040

    May 29, 2003
    Yes it does!
  6. macintologist macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2004
    It'd be nice to have a video that just stays on one clip for more than 5 seconds.
  7. theBigD23 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2008
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    Did the apartment complex just refuse to sell? I'm sure Apple offered them way above market value. I don't blame them though. Those are guaranteed rental units as long as Apple is around.
  8. shawnforever macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2015
    Seriously. The purpose of a flyover video is to see what it looks like. Not to convey "energy" or whatever jump cuts are supposed to convey.
  9. amro macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2008
  10. ronntaylor macrumors regular


    Jan 16, 2004
    Flushing/Queens, New York
    Yes. Nearly stopped watching. And the choice of music is just as annoying. Surprisingly, I did like the video overall.
  11. JesperA macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2012
    Its crazy how much progress they have made since the last video a month ago, here in Sweden they cant even fix a pot hole in that timeframe.
  12. The Chosen One macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2015
    Those quick cuts just feel like a very American thing or maybe its just new in general but I'm noticing it a lot in series aswell. One face of the conversation to the other, and back and back.
    Saw it a bit ago in a Dota 2 team intro clip aswell, so all over the place it was making me annoyed.
  13. jdogg836 macrumors regular


    Jul 28, 2010
    I can tell you from experience that most of the US doesn't operate that quickly. In Oklahoma, it seems we don't even bother to fix pot holes. Talk about hell on an automobile.

    It does look like the campus is shaping up nicely, though. I'm excited to see it completed.
  14. doelcm82 macrumors 68040


    Feb 11, 2012
    Florida, USA
    It's an MTV thing from 30 years ago. It just kind of stuck.

  15. jayducharme macrumors 68040


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    Though the buildings themselves are scheduled to be completed at the end of this year, I wonder how long it will take to fully occupy a building that massive. Plus I assume all the planned landscaping will take years of maturation before it resembles the sketches.
  16. diipii macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2012
    Spot on. This what you do when the video or the acting is no good. See any Will Smith Movie.
  17. BrentD macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2010
    They're actually going to be leveled and nearly 3 times as many units built in their place. Pretty smart of the developers if you ask me. I would imagine rent cost will double as well, since Apple is next door now.
  18. DarthRayDar macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2009
    I like it on small screens, but this guy must NEVER get near IMAX!
  19. MRrainer macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2008
    Zurich, Switzerland
    That'll be the mother of all office-moves.
    Imagine a treck of 12000 apple-employees with push-carts (for Macs + Displays) behind them, stretching between One Infinite Loop and Pruneridge Av. ...
  20. Trik macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2011
    Washington, DC
    Ha! I clicked comments to say this very thing. If you want to be clever and have the scenes change with the music, pick slower music! I almost had a seizure.
  21. scott911 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2009
    what's with the giant dirt pile/mountain - what secret, cavernous labs must they have dug to get that much material?
  22. BangTheDish macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2014
    Is that a big Water Slide on top of Apple Mountain? Looks fun!
  23. Rogifan macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011
    So I wonder are most of the people from infinite loop moving to this new campus? Then who would be moving into IL? The only thing we've heard so far is the design team will occupy about 30,000 sq ft. on the top floor.
  24. dave2010 macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2014
    Gee, that's the fanciest panopticon I've even seen. When do they build the watch towers?
  25. Mainyehc macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2004
    Lisbon, Portugal
    There's no need for that, employees can watch each other across the loop with little binoculars like if they were at the opera. :p

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