New Drone Video Shows Continued Landscaping and Construction at Apple Park

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Apple is putting the finishing touches on its Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, and a new video shared today by drone pilot Duncan Sinfield shows the company's recent progress on landscaping and other final construction projects.


Greenery is being added to the interior and exterior of the ring-shaped main building at a rapid pace, filling in an area that was once just mounds of dirt. Apple is using native plants and trees, and is said to be planting thousands of trees in Apple Park, including many fruit trees.

Much of the interior of the building is outfitted with furniture, and work is largely completed on the solar panels on the roof and the window shades that will protect the building from bright sunlight to moderate the inside temperature.

The Steve Jobs Theater, where Apple will host events, appears to be nearly complete, but there's still construction equipment in the area, so it's not quite clear if it will be ready in time for Apple's September iPhone event.

Along with the main drone video showing off Apple's progress, Sinfield has also published a 360-degree video. The video doesn't work in Apple's Safari browser, but if you use Chrome you can rotate the video to get a full view of the campus. On an iPhone, the YouTube app can be used with tilt gestures for a more complete picture of Apple Park.


Apple employees started moving in to Apple Park earlier this year, but it will take until the end of the year for the campus to be complete and for all of the employees to transition to the location.

Apple Park will be the home of approximately 12,000 Apple employees. Other Apple employees will work at the company's Infinite Loop campus and at other office locations in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Cupertino, San Jose, and San Francisco.

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monster620ie

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meh...

hope they fight with their upper management about the open desk policy and damn bright lights . Now that is entertaining news.
 

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I would love to see those videos.




Apple is putting the finishing touches on its Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, and a new video shared today by drone pilot Duncan Sinfield shows the company's recent progress on landscaping and other final construction projects.


Greenery is being added to the interior and exterior of the ring-shaped main building at a rapid pace, filling in an area that was once just mounds of dirt. Apple is using native plants and trees, and is said to be planting thousands of trees in Apple Park, including many fruit trees.

Much of the interior of the building is outfitted with furniture, and work is largely completed on the solar panels on the roof and the window shades that will project the building from bright sunlight to moderate the inside temperature.

The Steve Jobs Theater, where Apple will host events, appears to be nearly complete, but there's still construction equipment in the area, so it's not quite clear if it will be ready in time for Apple's September iPhone event.

Along with the main drone video showing off Apple's progress, Sinfield has also published a 360-degree video. The video doesn't work in Apple's Safari browser, but if you use Chrome you can rotate the video to get a full view of the campus. On an iPhone, the YouTube app can be used with tilt gestures for a more complete picture of Apple Park.


Apple employees started moving in to Apple Park earlier this year, but it will take until the end of the year for the campus to be complete and for all of the employees to transition to the location.

Apple Park will be the home of approximately 12,000 Apple employees. Other Apple employees will work at the company's Infinite Loop campus and at other office locations in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Cupertino, San Jose, and San Francisco.

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Canopies are dirty. Its gonna looks really nice when the green grass is planted throughout the compound. I can only imagine how much nicer it will be in a couple years when all the trees have grown. I envy whoever has the privilege to work there.
 
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Would be amazed if the iPhone event is held there. The auditorium looks half finished at best.


The Steve Jobs Theater, where Apple will host events, appears to be nearly complete,

Really? Not so sure..

 
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I like how it's evolving. I'm curious about the trees, though. They appeared to have been planted in boxes, and there's not a lot of soil there; much of the hillside was constructed with foam pieces and covered with dirt. I know that most trees have shallow root systems anyway, but I'm wondering how well that landscaping will hold up.

The theater entrance is really impressive. I wonder how they'll keep it cool, though; all that glass on a hot summer day could turn that atrium into a rotisserie.

To the right of the theater is a small entrance into the hillside. Anyone have a guess what that is? An emergency exit? How accessible is the theater? It looks like stairs on both sides. No elevator?

Anyone else notice the benches surrounding the fountain?
 

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Would be amazed if the iPhone event is held there. The auditorium looks half finished at best.





Really? Not so sure..

Do you have x-ray vision, an x-ray vision that works via video also? Since the auditorium is underground how would you know if its ready or not? The above ground stuff looks complete, almost a 1:1 replication to the drawings
 

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Do you have x-ray vision, an x-ray vision that works via video also? Since the auditorium is underground how would you know if its ready or not? The above ground stuff looks complete, almost a 1:1 replication to the drawings
No no X ray vision I'm afraid, then again you don't really superpowers to be able to see that there is still construction work going on in the auditorium building and the surrounding areas and that there isn't a single viable access point other than a few dirt tracks. A pair of eyes and a bit of common sense is sufficient I think.

It is basically in the middle of an active construction site as if they are going to herd thousands of press in there before its even finished :rolleyes:
 

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Would be amazed if the iPhone event is held there. The auditorium looks half finished at best.





Really? Not so sure..
The top bit looks like it needs a bit of furniture and a dusting.

You can see down one of the stair cases (escalators?) @ 1:22. Still some work going on... but can't see round the corner.
 

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No no X ray vision I'm afraid, then again you don't really superpowers to be able to see that there is still construction work going on in the auditorium building and the surrounding areas and that there isn't a single viable access point other than a few dirt tracks. A pair of eyes and a bit of common sense is sufficient I think.

It is basically in the middle of an active construction site as if they are going to herd thousands of press in there before its even finished :rolleyes:
Yeah you clearly don't have superpowers, or vision, because i clearly see a pebble track leading for from the main campus to the auditorium, thats not a viable access point?

The pebble track that is in this image are already finished, no problem at all to walk on that.

 

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Yeah you clearly don't have superpowers, or vision, because i clearly see a pebble track leading for from the main campus to the auditorium, thats not a viable access point?

The pebble track that is in this image are already finished, no problem at all to walk on that.


Not sure if you're being serious..
 

JesperA

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Not sure if you're being serious..
I am pretty serious, if you only see "dirt tracks" and no pepple tracks in the video then i suggest you make an appointment at Specsavers

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What did you expect them to do? A 5 lane highway between the main building and the auditorium?
 

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I am pretty serious, if you only see "dirt tracks" and no pepple tracks in the video then i suggest you make an appointment at Specsavers

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What did you expect them to do? A 5 lane highway between the main building and the auditorium?
No I was actually expecting them to you know maybe have the building complete and all of their staff actually working there before they start inviting thousands of the worlds press to the middle of an active construction site. Thats just me though.

Meanwhile Bill Graham Civic Auditorium where both WWDC and last years iPhone event were both held have events listed for 2nd, 5th, 22nd, 23rd and 30th September. Nothing for week commencing the 11th though..
 
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I notice the drones never go close to a window to look inside or fly low to the ground for a closeup or interact with people on the ground. Can someone try that with their drone and post it here?

When you fly a quad copter near a wall, it causes air vortexes that push the drone even closer to the wall. It's not a smart idea. I've seen drones get sucked into a wall when flying indoors.