Construction Continues at Apple Campus 2, Foundation Nears Completion

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The City of Cupertino, where Apple is building its spaceship-shaped second campus, has today shared an update on the progress of the campus along with a new aerial photo.

Construction continues at a rapid pace, with workers on site throughout the weekday and weekend. Apple appears to have completed much of the foundation of the main circular building and concrete mixers have been on site for the last several weeks. Much of the construction continues to be hidden from view at street level, but heavy construction equipment is visible.

Traffic around the area of the campus remains congested, as several roads continue to be shut down. Pruneridge Avenue is permanently closed, and there have been several lane reductions on Wolfe Road and Homestead Road, which surround the campus.

Along with a new aerial photo shared by the city, a drone captured new footage of the building site over the weekend, giving a clearer picture of the ongoing construction. As seen in the video, several sections of the circular foundation are covered with concrete.

According to a general project schedule, Apple plans to have street utilities and demolition complete by the end of the year, with earthwork continuing on until Q2 2015 and construction on the building itself lasting until the end of 2016.

Apple's completed campus, located in close proximity to the company's existing Infinite Loop 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.

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Col4bin

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Darn, that place is huge. Will it have taxi's or automated walkways like all the big airports?? (Darn, meeting in 5 minutes, half a mile away on the opposite side of the building!) :eek:
 

captain cadet

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Its HUGE!
It looks like it will be a beautiful place to work and I wish I could work there when completed!
 

dacreativeguy

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"The City of Cupertino"

HA! That's like saying the 49ers are still in San Francisco! This campus is essentially across the freeway in Sunnyvale, where it will not be of any bother to Cupertino residents. Sunnyvale, however will be gridlocked with cars and buses for years to come.

The same thing is actually happening with the new 49ers stadium too. Santa Clara reaps the financial rewards, but the traffic extends to Sunnyvale and disrupts residents every Sunday.
 

CFreymarc

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Darn, that place is huge. Will it have taxi's or automated walkways like all the big airports?? (Darn, meeting in 5 minutes, half a mile away on the opposite side of the building!) :eek:
There are no plans for automated sidewalks. The plan is to use electric golf cart like vehicles with service employees manning a "bus" to go around as needed.

The bus routes will be on the interior and exterior rims of the main ring. Also, there are talk of company segways to get around the building but that is still up for grabs. Personally, I'll use my in-line skates. #
 

ArtOfWarfare

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Darn, that place is huge. Will it have taxi's or automated walkways like all the big airports?? (Darn, meeting in 5 minutes, half a mile away on the opposite side of the building!) :eek:
It's a circular building, so I imagine it would be something like the US Pentagon, where you can get between any two points within 7 minutes if you walk at a typical speed.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pentagon#Layout - single sentence paragraph #4 of that section.
 

Tankmaze

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it looks like a mall construction, I would assume jony and tim would present a video when the project finished just like they did when introducing new products.
 

taptic

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Future headlines:

Construction still going on.

Construction continuing... Still.

Construction being carried out.

Apple campus nearing completion.

Apple campus running into problems

Apple campus back on track.

Apple campus running into problems the sequel

Construction continues
 

aolbites

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Nantucket!! Can you not read?!?
Future headlines:

Construction still going on.

Construction continuing... Still.

Construction being carried out.

Apple campus nearing completion.

Apple campus running into problems

Apple campus back on track.

Apple campus running into problems the sequel

Construction continues
The Apple Campus has just lifted off and is in orbit.
 

OriginalMacRat

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"The City of Cupertino"

HA! That's like saying the 49ers are still in San Francisco! This campus is essentially across the freeway in Sunnyvale,
I-280 runs through Cupertino. The campus is inside Cupertino.

Sunnyvale is north of Homestead road.
 

AbSoluTc

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Can someone explain what we're seeing here?

I am assuming the underground parking deck is built first (obviously) and that's what I am seeing but it doesn't make sense with all those squares/pillars (is that what they are?) that are there now. How can cars easily traverse the area? Seems impossible with all those objects in the way.

Maybe I'm missing something? :confused:
 

linkgx1

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I'm curious as to what this ''new Apple'' will look like. Since they are no longer Apple computers and are seemingly pushing towards the fashion industry, I wonder how much the company will transform in 20 years.
 

unplugme71

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Can someone explain what we're seeing here?

I am assuming the underground parking deck is built first (obviously) and that's what I am seeing but it doesn't make sense with all those squares/pillars (is that what they are?) that are there now. How can cars easily traverse the area? Seems impossible with all those objects in the way.

Maybe I'm missing something? :confused:
That's the basement. Not parking garage.

Rooms B1-3 and B1-4 will be for "top secret" projects. B1-5 is used for fake projects. B1-6 -9 will contain the servers and networking equipment.
 

AbSoluTc

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That's the basement. Not parking garage.

Rooms B1-3 and B1-4 will be for "top secret" projects. B1-5 is used for fake projects. B1-6 -9 will contain the servers and networking equipment.
So that's UNDER the parking deck or above it? My point is, shouldn't the deck be built before anything else?
 
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