Demolition at New Apple Campus 2 Well Underway

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Construction on Apple's Campus 2 project is underway, with the company continuing its demolition of existing buildings on the site. Demolition began soon after Apple obtained its ancillary permits following an initial unanimous October approval of the project from the Cupertino City Council.

    Road work and construction signs surround the area where demolition has begun, with a clear view of the demolished buildings available from the nearby highway. Apple has also constructed a large wall around the construction area to avoid impacting nearby businesses and residents. Large bulldozers and other equipment are within the campus area, clearing debris, and several sidewalk areas have been closed.

    Visible demolition is taking place on the parcel of land that Apple purchased back in 2006, while the HP campus itself remains hidden behind walls and the tree line. The 50-acre prior purchase will make up the southern half of the campus that will house a massive parking structure while the main "Spaceship" building will be located in the northern portion of the property.

    Apple received final approval for its Apple Campus 2 project back in November, and following a unanimous vote, Cupertino Mayor Orrin Mahoney told the company to "go for it."

    Following the demolition of the existing buildings, phase 1 of the Apple Campus 2 construction will include the famous 2.8 million square foot ring-shaped main building with an underground parking facility capable of accommodating approximately 2,400 cars.

    A 100,000 square foot fitness center and a 120,000 square foot auditorium will also be built, and during a second phase of construction, Apple will build an additional 600,000 square feet worth of office, research, and development buildings.

    Apple hopes to finish the first phase of the Apple Campus 2 construction by 2016.

    Article Link: Demolition at New Apple Campus 2 Well Underway
  2. mertyz macrumors regular


    Sep 21, 2011
  3. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    This is awesome! Now only if we had some Amazon Prime Air drones live streaming the construction, that'd be fantastic. :cool:
  4. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    I can't wait for the pictures showing the actual construction of the building, and photos showing the inside once it is complete.

    Have a feeling it will be beautiful.
  5. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2007
    No mucking around then. Nice work.

    Looking forward to seeing the final outcome.
  6. macs4nw macrumors 601


    From now till 2016, expect regular shots of a 'circle' in progress; I'd rather look forward to seeing the final product in all it's glory.
  7. nostaws macrumors 6502


    Jan 14, 2006
    I think Apple is going to build something great.

    I do think it is ironic when people renovate their homes businesses, etc with environmentally friendly products and buildings, but are filling up landfills with the old junk.
  8. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    I get that a lot :(
  9. henrys130 macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2011
    I really hope that apple will have live cams on a page of their site covering this, unlikely I know. Really hoping for allot of coverage tho or live cams from else where ;)
  10. iPad Air macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2013
    SC, USA
    Man, I really like to see these kinds of huge billion dollar projects going on, it is so interesting! This is the result of the great free enterprise. We all really like Apple products=they can build this! :apple:
  11. Komrad808 macrumors member


    May 23, 2010
    On an active volcano
    "Where can I buy my billion dollar ticket for this ship?"

  12. 50548 Guest

    Apr 17, 2005
    Currently in Switzerland
    Really? A first-page article on demolished buildings? How irrelevant can that be?
  13. osx11 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2011
    The way macrumors has evolved in the last year there will be about 200 posts describing every stage of the demolition, construction, tree planting, moving trucks....etc.....gotta get those page views/clicks/$


    Not really related to Macs.
    Not really a rumor.
    Therefore, let's post this on the front page because we'll post anything these days to get attention.

    TO THE MACRUMORS STAFF: sometimes less is more! If it's a slow news day then let it be a slow news day. You could have posted something about the late Nelson Mandela. Just as irrelevant as this story but a million times more significant.
  14. mbh macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2002
    I can hardly wait for the inevitable stories about typical construction issues and how they surely spell the impending doom of Apple. You know they're coming. There are probably already first drafts with the specific details left blank.
  15. osx11 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2011
    They'll release the Apple TV with one channel: Apple HQ Construction: Live


    I'm sure they already have an article on how the enormous curved pieces of glass are facing supply constraints. :D
  16. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    I never understood this, is this replacing 1 infinite loop or adding to it? :confused:
  17. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
  18. jlgolson Contributing Editor


    Jun 2, 2011
    Durango, CO
    Apple's new campus is a major development in the growth of the company and it is natural for us to document that. Not every post is going to be interesting to every reader, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't strive to have a nice mix of posts.

    This post is absolutely relevant to our mission of sharing and reporting on developments related to Apple and its larger markets.

    With regards to Nelson Mandela, his death is indeed a notable event and an important story, but it would be inappropriate to write it up here and would likely lead to even more off-topic comments claiming that we post stories just for clicks and ad revenue, which could not be further from the truth.

    There are, however, many excellent news outlets that have extensive coverage of the life and death of Mr. Mandela. I encourage everyone to give them a read.
  19. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Destruction is good for Apple.


    You talk about your posts!?
  20. Brady KEITH macrumors member

    Brady KEITH

    Nov 10, 2013
  21. Mr. Dee macrumors 68000

    Mr. Dee

    Dec 4, 2003
    Miley Cyrus hard at work

    with her wrecking ball.
  22. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Someone wake me when the food truck arrives on site. I'm pretty interested in that.
  23. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    Must be nice to be a construction contractor on a project with a nearly unlimited budget. :)
  24. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Is the budget really "nearly unlimited"? I assume Apple didn't get where they were at by pissing away cash on things like lagging contractors.
  25. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    I can only imagine the number of staff it will require to complete the job. Good for the economy.

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