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Any savvy readers want to annotate these images to point out different features?

Okaaay...
Without knowing the sub soil structure, or seeing the engineering drawings, it looks like a fairly traditional type of raft construction since there was no mention of piling, where the foundation 'box'(in cross section) additionally provides for service ducts and storm drain functionality.
I would expect(but I don't know) that the required damping support - think earthquakes, will sit atop this below ground structure, for the above ground floors.
Tunnels?...no mystery. Services, cross site access( you can't expect everyone to walk the whole perimeter to see your buddy in another department or walk in the rain) and access to the central underground theatre from various building points. There will also be direct access to the theatre from outside the perimeter for joe public and (especially) the press - who wants them to all be traipsing through reception for presentations?
Apart from that, there's not much that can be said.
Wonder where the snoop-proof room is?
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Any savvy readers want to annotate these images to point out different features?


These are not very good photos, but what I gather from what I can make out is that little if any form work has started yet. The blue stuff is rebar which has been staged near where it will be needed. And I can see retaining walls made of steel mesh and tar paper to keep dirt from collapsing into the dug trenches.

 

I'd say that, before the rebar starts getting laid, there may very well be more excavation. Also, there will be some sort of gravel bed spread out and carefully leveled upon which the rebar will be laid.

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You can see it from space! Should have modified the circle into the shape of the Apple logo.

That's a cute idea!  But companies do change their logos from time to time, so it would be risky.  Not to mention limiting the re-sale value of the property, when Apple decides to relocate headquarters completely to Ireland.  Or when they need to downsize (they are doomed, after all).

 

Fair point. But if they were to build in the shape of an Apple logo, they would be able to move into the leaf bit when they had to downsize due to being doomed.

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Any savvy readers want to annotate these images to point out different features?

 

There are several multicoloured vehicles, which are being used to transport equipment and materials need for the construction. 

 

The brown stuff is earth.

 

Hope that's savvy enough for you.

 

Edit: I see a greater mind than mine has already identified the brown stuff.

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I hope they have set up a high res, time-lapse camera to capture all of this activity.

 

Why time-lapse? I want to see it all in real-time. Nothing like watching paint dry for clearing the mind.

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When the thing is finally finished and Apple moves in, they’ll obviously dedicate a portion of their first keynote in the new building to the construction of Infinite Loop. And, of course, that will include one of those time lapse montages of construction images.

 

But we’ll be able to one-up them, as AI will be able to have a time-lapse montage of articles about the construction!

 

Wouldn't a time-lapse of Infinite Loop create a Black Hole?

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Always love seeing these. Like looking into a demitasse of a perfectly pulled espresso.

 

edit: (well maybe some of the slightly earlier photos)

edit 2: Does this comment sound like a pretentious hipster douchebag? That's Me!  8-)

 

You should team up with mstone and create a new espresso called Schlobstone or something.

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Wouldn't a time-lapse of Infinite Loop create a Black Hole?

 

How does one speed up infinity?

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How does one speed up infinity?

 

Tell it that when it gets to the finish line there’ll be a curvaceous Lorentz transformation waiting for it.

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Wouldn't a time-lapse of Infinite Loop create a Black Hole?

 

How does one speed up infinity?

 

By going to infinity and beyond.

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I haven't seen this much excitement about a construction project since those rapid fire photos of a  Taco Bell being demolished and replaced with a Krispy Kreme!

 

Wait a minute, Apple HQ2 is the same shape as a sweet, warm Krispy Kreme glazed donut...coincidence?

 

There is no hole.

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Just wait until we see the 10,000 word expose on the window washing service by DED.... It'll blow minds.

 

Apple will just build a 10 foot tall robotic sponge-n-squeegee apparatus that automatically drives itself around the entire building, washing an entire floor in one swoop.

 

Heck, if it was a square building, whatever they come up for window washing alone would have made them trillions and revolutionized said cleaning the world over. Alas.

 

I bet the lowness of the building makes it much easier and cheaper to clean and maintain. I like that aspect a lot - the human proportions, as Steve Jobs said.

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With a tip of the hat to Larry Niven (and a nod to the slogan for the long-forgotten iWorld), I'll just call the new campus Ringworld.

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With a tip of the hat to Larry Niven (and a nod to the slogan for the long-forgotten iWorld), I'll just call the new campus Ringworld.


And then Apple and Elon Musk begin construction of a real one.

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And then Apple and Elon Musk begin construction of a real one.

First one to actually manufacture Scrith wins.

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