One year after ground broke, Apple Campus 2 is coming along nicely

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Apple's "spaceship" campus is clearly taking shape. Photo: Apple

It’s been pretty much a year since ground was broken on the “spaceship” Apple Campus 2, and things are progressing at a rate of knots.

In a new photo provided by Apple, and posted by the city of Cupertino, the company’s $5 billion campus can be seen taking shape. The image is a reminder of just how big the campus is set to be, since it will house a massive 13,000 employees — or the equivalent of 35 fully-filled Boeing 747s. Tim Cook has called the campus Apple’s “home for innovation and creativity for decades to come.”

The city of Cupertino’s website makes note of a schedule for the project, noting that earthwork is set to continue until the middle of next year, while construction on the building itself will be completed by late 2016.

A recent video of the campus, taken by drone photographer and YouTube user myithz, can be seen below:

The facility will make use of alternative energy sources, as part of Apple’s pledge to use 100 percent renewable energy to power all of its facilities in the near future.

As exciting as all of this is, however, there’s still a long way to go until the project is complete. In the meantime Apple is leasing random buildings in and around Cupertino to support its workforce, having long ago outgrown its famous home on 1 Infinite Loop.

Via: 9to5Mac