Apple Campus 2 Progress
The new Apple corporate HQ aka Campus 2 is being developed in full swing. The most recent shot of the construction site (In 4k mind you) by Mathew Roberts is online. He previously did a similar video last month. In the recent video, we see Apple is making rapid progress towards reaching its goal of completing construction by the end of the year.
The main circular building on the site, Apple has made noticeable progress on the installation infrastructure for solar panels and fuel cells, and it’s also continued installing the massive glass panels and canopies— the world’s largest— that make up the interior and exterior of round ‘spaceship’ structure.
The 176-acre site will house more than 13,000 Apple employees in one building. There will be 300,000 square feet of research facilities and underground parking. The four-story circular structure will have huge walls of glass to allow employees to look out from both sides of the ring.
Despite aiming to be self-sufficient and earth-friendly, the extent of materials used in the construction will without a doubt be the top of the line. “As with Apple’s products, Jobs wanted no seam, gap or paintbrush stroke showing; every wall, floor and even ceiling is to be polished to a spectral smoothness. All of the interior wood was to be harvested from a specific species of maple, and only fine quality ‘heartwood’ at the center of the trees would be used,” an insider told Business Week.
Although the project was intended to be ready by mid-2015, setbacks put the plans slightly behind schedule. It currently looks like the under-construction campus 2 won’t be ready until 2017.
At Apple’s 21 March 2016 press event, Tim Cook said:
“This is probably the last product introduction in the town hall that you’re sitting in today. Next year, in 2017, we’re looking forward to moving to our new campus and our new theater there. We expect we’re going to have many, many opportunities to invite all of you to join us there.”