Apple’s ‘spaceship’ headquarters nears completion

Aerial footage shows the 2.8m square-foot main building entering final stages of development


Tech Desk November 11, 2016
Image showing Apple's new campus under construction PHOTO: SCREENSHOT

The new ultra-high-definition drone footage has hit YouTube, showing off Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California.

The aerial footage of Apple Campus 2, captured by Duncan Sinfield, shows the 2.8m square-foot main building entering final stages of development, with the opening expected by mid-2017.

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The video shows thousands of concrete slabs being pieced together to build the structure’s core circular shell. Workers currently are focusing on installing the solar-panelled roof, expected to generate around 75% of all campus energy needs.



Drone footage shows progress of Apple Campus 2 construction PHOTO: DUNCANSEINFELD/ YOUTUBE

The campus will be surrounded by parkland and reclaimed trees to help camouflage the glass building into the landscape.

The project was initially projected to cost less than $3 billion; however, the budget was later increased to $5 billion, according to Bloomberg.

Drone footage shows progress of Apple Campus 2 construction PHOTO: DUNCANSEINFELD/ YOUTUBE

Campus 2 also has an underground theatre, several parking garages onnected to the main building through a network of underground tunnels, and a 100,000-square-foot fitness centre for employees.

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