Apple’s spaceship campus nears completion in new drone videos

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Apple is set to move in next year.
Apple is set to move in next year.
Photo: Duncan Sinfield

Construction on Apple’s spaceship campus is finally coming closer to an end. The latest batch of drone videos reveal the construction site now has fewer cranes and a lot more trees.

Apple pushed back the move in date to mid-2017 and it looks like there’s still some serious work to be done. The main spaceship building still isn’t completed and the tunnel to the garage still needs to be covered in dirt.

Take a look at all the new details:

Moving in 2017

About 300 apartment units across the street were just bought by Apple. The company plans to demolish those and build three times as many units for Apple employees.

When it opens next year, Campus 2 will accommodate 13,000 Apple employees and 11,000 vehicles with 300 electric car charging stations.. The auditorium seats 1,000 people for media events, and about 75% of all power will be generated by solar panels.

Construction of Apple’s R&D facilities are pretty much done. The solar array on top of the loop is only 50% complete , as you’ll see in the video below from Matthew Roberts. If you have a compatible monitor, be sure to watch the video in 4K — it looks incredible!