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Apple spaceship campus close to completion in latest flyover


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The "spaceship" is almost ready for blastoff.
Photo: Matthew Roberts

A new 4K drone flyover video from UAV operator Matthew Roberts shows that Apple’s “spaceship” Campus 2 is looking virtually ready to go, with the final touches being added to the massive HQ.

The site was originally supposed to be completed last year, but overran slightly. From the look of things, however, the wait is going to certainly be worthwhile.

Check out the video below:

In terms of updates since the last time we saw a drone flyover video of the new campus, a few things have taken place.

Installation of the roof solar panels is around 70 percent complete. The front of the R&D center has also been paved, while lighting poles have been erected, walkways are in the process of being laid out, and the site’s massive undercover parking garage is complete enough to be used by construction workers on the project. Elsewhere, landscaping of the external spaces continues, with rows of trees being planted.

The still-unnamed campus will house an astonishing 13,000 Apple employees (think 35 fully-filled Boeing 747s to give some context) when it is complete, and as the solar panels suggest it will be environmentally friendly, thanks to Apple’s use of alternative energy sources.

In addition to adequate workspace, the headquarters will feature a $75 million gym for employees, alongside a 1,000-seat underground theater where Apple will hold the majority of its media events once the campus is complete.

What do you think of the campus? Leave your comments below.

Via: 9to5Mac