New Apple Park Drone Video Shows Off Last Minute Construction as Opening Draws Near

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    Drone videographer Matthew Roberts has posted a new video on his YouTube channel this morning, covering the ongoing progress of construction at Apple's soon-to-open campus, Apple Park. A few weeks ago, Roberts posted what was expected to be the final update before Apple Park's grand opening, but the campus still hasn't opened its doors to employees with just a few days left in April.

    Ever since Apple officially announced the name for Apple Park back in February, construction on the site has ramped up rapidly over the ensuing weeks. Today, solar panel installation on the roof of the central "Spaceship" building appears nearly complete, while the courtyard of the building is still seeing major construction related to the large pond and surrounding greenery.


    Landscaping everywhere on the campus has been expanding over the past few weeks, so much so that Apple has caused tree shortages for other companies in the area. In Roberts' newest video, it's evident that there is still much time left for Apple's landscaping to be finished, which will eventually end with 9,000 native and drought-resistant trees spread across the site.

    The continuation of landscaping, as well as construction on some of Apple Park's auxiliary buildings, will continue into the summer, well after Apple moves the first employees into the main building. While some of the side buildings are complete -- like the parking garage -- a few still have a ways to go, including the new campus auditorium, which has been named the "Steve Jobs Theater" in honor of the late CEO.

    Once employees begin moving in, it's estimated to take Apple around six months to move in all the workers coming to Apple Park, which will number about 13,000. Earlier in April, another well-known drone videographer, Duncan Sinfield, shared off a video of what Apple Park looks like when it's lit up at night.

    Article Link: New Apple Park Drone Video Shows Off Last Minute Construction as Opening Draws Near
     
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    I love watching these. Some buildings look so surreal that they look like renders. Wondering when Apple Park actually launches.
     
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    Excited for the first product unveiling at Steve Jobs Theater
     
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    In a couple of years, when everything will be settled and the orchard ready, I will do a pilgrimage, err, an holiday in Cupertino.
     
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    New, cheaper, better iPhones, Macs and iPads please. The building is nice, but it is not your mission Apple.
     
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    The video says May, but we're still in April :confused:
     
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    @69Mustang. Patent "Apple Orchard" before Apple realizes they want to change the name. (I want part of the profit for endorsing you.)
     
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    And here it is: ..............The iPhone SJ
     
  13. AngerDanger, Apr 29, 2017
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    Yes, get back to developing Macs and iPhones, all you construction workers!

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    This construction of Apple Park is a small fraction of Apple’s R&D budget, and even smaller percentage of Apple’s overall financial position. Engineers working on new Apple projects have little to with the construction of Apple Park. In fact Apple Park was built to facilitate better communications between engineering, marketing, R&D with a great working environment. So get down off your hobby horse and take a look at what is really going on.
     
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    No, but there's enough room in the courtyard for at least one of them.
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    Yep, and it's good the see that Steve's RDF is still functioning!
     
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    Money spent on building cannot be spent on R&D. Also, ever have to move buildings at work? - expect ~6 months of disruption....
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    OK - the latest new Mac was released when???
     
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    I'm just going to leave this here...



    So sad he couldn't live to see its completion. RIP Steve
     
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    November 2016. Apparently it's possible for a company to build a new building while still releasing products.
     
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    Yep, this year Apple will only release a nice building, no new hardware.
     
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    Watchband galore! :rolleyes::p
     
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    Apparently Apple has developed time traveling drones... Be afraid people, be very afraid.
     
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    Are they going to allow public viewing of the interiors before it goes fully "online" for their employees?

    Eh, maybe that wouldn't be such a good idea for a company like Apple. The number of people who show up might be overwhelming.
     
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    I think Apple will likely have some virtual tour of the interior/exterior to display during a Keynote or perhaps WWDC might see some more information on the transition.
     
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    Well, there are drones, and then there are drones. images.jpeg
     

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