Construction at Apple Campus 2 Progresses, Work on Structure Has Begun

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Construction at Apple's spaceship is progressing at a rapid pace, with workers on site at the campus seven days a week. A new photo shared by the City of Cupertino suggests Apple is almost finished with the foundation of the structure and has begun construction on the actual circular-shaped building.

    Back in October, the foundation was nearly done, so it is not surprising that construction has progressed to the actual structure itself. Though much of the construction is hidden behind privacy walls, Apple continues to have two enormous concrete mixers on site, as well as other heavy construction machinery.

    Over the weekend, a YouTube user who has been capturing a series of videos of the Campus 2 site with a drone shared a new video, which depicts the walls that are going up now that the foundation is mostly complete.

    The area around the campus continues to see heavy traffic at all times of the day due to ongoing roadwork, and several streets are seeing daily road closures as construction workers aim to complete necessary upgrades in a timely manner. Pruneridge Avenue has been permanently closed, and both Wolfe Road and Homestead Road are heavily congested.

    According to Apple's project schedule, roadwork is expected to be completed by the end of 2014, while earthwork and the planting of trees will continue on until mid-2015. Full demolition is expected to end during the first quarter of 2015, while building construction is expected to last until the end of 2016.

    Apple's completed campus will feature the iconic 2.8 million square foot ring-shaped main building, an underground parking facility capable of accommodating 2,400 cars, a 100,000 square foot fitness center, and a 120,000 square foot auditorium. A second phase of construction will see Apple building several additional satellite facilities for research and development.

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  2. stukdog macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2004
    If I was deciding between different large tech firms, a great campus like this would totally sway me. I bet it will be fantastic to work at this location.
  3. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    If I was working for Apple in C.A, I wouldn't rush into getting moved to the new building. We all know that second generation Spaceship campus will be much better than the first gen :p
  4. CXsjr macrumors regular


    Dec 6, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    Pretty pointless video, same clip reused several times and some dramatic music, yawn ....
  5. Dekema2 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2012
    WNY or Utica
    Man I wish I could work there. Maybe I'll switch my major and transfer. Glad I'm not 4 years older.
  6. xARx2 macrumors member


    Nov 2, 2014
    The video was O.K. for what clips the guy (or girl) had. S/He used iMovie. Let's see how "ecologically friendly" this campus will be. :)
  7. shanson27, Nov 11, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2014

    shanson27 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2011
  8. aprofetto8 macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2010
    Thanks for helping us all connect the dots.
  9. 2457282 Suspended

    Dec 6, 2012
    I agree. This was not well done.
  10. Eadfrith macrumors 6502


    Nov 3, 2011
    Im surprised that drone hasn't been shot down.
  11. dazed macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    But as with all new Apple products, I bet they won't be able to get the wifi to work.
  12. Kedrik macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2007
  13. octothorpe8 macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2014
    Insert joke about Samsung copycat "bagel" headquarters.
  14. APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
  15. harley3k macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2008
    They better have some kind of train/segway/speedy way to get from one side to the other. Or maybe just a bicycle track.
  16. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

    Aug 22, 2014
    So what's hiding 20 floors beneath that facade...?
  17. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    Once you started work there, they'd rarely let you leave, but at least it would be a nice place to be incarcerated :p
  18. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    With all the spare cash Apple have, that place is really gonna be top of the line. No expense spared.

    Ps. I thought that Apple claimed this building would be first of its kind, but it's basically identical to the GCHQ building?
  19. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Sweet, keep us updated when the bathrooms are installed
  20. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2013
    The United States of America
    And so the construction on the new Mecca- er, Mothership continues. I can't wait to see this thing when it is completed. Wonder where Tim's office will be o_O
  21. woodbine macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2010
    Bath, UK
  22. prboy macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2014
    sorry for my ignorance

    but what are they suppose to do there? what is that?
  23. wilhelmer, Nov 11, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2014

    wilhelmer macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2011
    Interesting point, actually. If the building should reflect all of Apple's philosophy (and Apple thinks it should), they'd have to burn it down and build a new one every time updated parts are available (e.g. for better heat insulation).
  24. brianvictor7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2013
    United States
    Apples in space. Look out final frontier. You're next!


    I was thinking more along the lines of "One ring to rule them all"

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