New aerial photos of Apple's Campus 2 show foundation work taking shape

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in General Discussion edited July 2014
As Apple continues construction of its "Spaceship" Campus 2 in Cupertino, Calif., a number of interested onlookers are taking pictures of the site from land and air, revealing ongoing work at the tech giant's future headquarters.


Source: Ron Cervi via Twitter


A host of photos posted to Twitter by KCBS news and traffic reporter Ron Cervi show the rapid development of Apple's Campus 2 site, which is currently being prepped for foundation work.

In the latest image from Tuesday, Cervi reveals what appears to be a low wall has been erected running the perimeter of where the circular main building will stand. It is thought that construction crews will soon pour the foundation

An AppleInsider reader sent in the photo below, snapped while flying over Campus 2 last week, showing a wider view of the site's surroundings. Looking closely at the central circle plot, you can just make out the beginnings of the wall Cervi reported on today.



The image also offers a nice view of the grounds just below the main structure -- known as Plot 2 -- that are earmarked for large elongated pill-shaped parking structures and power facilities. Demolition work for Phase Two of the build, which will clear land along N. Tantau Ave. for R&D buildings and other ancillary structures, has not yet begun.

The major undertaking has seen the closure of streets bordering the area including Pruneridge Ave., which cuts through the main development between Apple's spaceship and ancillary office buildings. Apple sent out letters to Cupertino neighbors in March notifying them of the road work, while electronic street signs have been set up to inform drivers of upcoming closures.

Apple plans to move in to the large main structure done by 2016, while secondary buildings for accommodate meeting and presentation space will be finished on a rolling basis.
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  • Reply 1 of 31
    tdknoxtdknox Posts: 68member
    You can see my house in that second photo. :-)
  • Reply 2 of 31
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post



    Apple plans to move in to the large main structure done by 2016

    Doubt it. Perhaps a symbolic skeleton crew.

  • Reply 3 of 31
    island hermitisland hermit Posts: 6,217member
    This really shows the massive size of this building.
  • Reply 4 of 31
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
    It really is quite impressive.
  • Reply 5 of 31
    jpellinojpellino Posts: 652member

    Here Apple embodies what an old physician mentor once told me, "life is too short to pussyfoot."

  • Reply 6 of 31
    iqatedoiqatedo Posts: 1,723member

    Thought so :-)

  • Reply 7 of 31
    visualzonevisualzone Posts: 294member

    The eagle...oops...I mean, the Apple has landed.

     

    p.s. I thought at first someone was making those crop circles again. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 8 of 31
    bageljoeybageljoey Posts: 1,937member
    This really shows the massive size of this building.
    Yeah! I knew it was going to be massive, but the mockups never gave me a sense of scale like seeing those trucks on the building site looking like pebbles scattered on the sand...
  • Reply 9 of 31
    hentaiboyhentaiboy Posts: 1,244member

    Here's an idea for the Boardroom (courtesy FIFA).

     

    FIFAwarroom

  • Reply 10 of 31

    That is going to be one HUGE building when completed.

  • Reply 11 of 31
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    hentaiboy wrote: »
    Here's an idea for the Boardroom (courtesy FIFA).

    [image]

    Check out this week's HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He covers FIFA in hilarious detail.

    That is going to be one HUGE building when completed.

    According to [@]pazuzu[/@] it will be crap since it's made of glass and metal.
  • Reply 12 of 31
    danielswdanielsw Posts: 906member

    Doubt if they'll be pouring the foundation any time soon. Take a look at the plans posted on Cupertino City Council's site. The bottom of the two sub level garage is more than 30' down. They've got a lot more earth to move, to say nothing of a LOT of form work and re-bar work to do before any concrete pouring can begin.

  • Reply 13 of 31
    solipsismx wrote: »
    According to [@]pazuzu[/@] it will be crap since it's made of glass and metal.

    All these Apple buildings are starting to look the same¡
  • Reply 14 of 31
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  • Reply 15 of 31
    poochpooch Posts: 768member
    Apple plans to move in to the large main structure done <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/02/27/apples-cook-well-move-into-new-spaceship-campus-site-by-2016">by 2016</a>, while secondary buildings for accommodate meeting and presentation space will be finished on a rolling basis.

    we don't need no stinkin copy editors.
  • Reply 16 of 31
    fred1fred1 Posts: 828member
    The huge circle you see here can't be the outline if the main building. It doesn't take up the whole site! And I agree with DanielSW, they aren't nearly ready to pour any foundations since the main building has two levels of garage below it.
  • Reply 17 of 31
    pooch wrote: »
    we don't need no stinkin copy editors.

    Are you kidding? That's like asking Huddler Lifestyle to test their own web site code on Safari.
  • Reply 18 of 31
    kennmsrkennmsr Posts: 97member
    danielsw wrote: »
    Doubt if they'll be pouring the foundation any time soon. Take a look at the plans posted on Cupertino City Council's site. The bottom of the two sub level garage is more than 30' down. They've got a lot more earth to move, to say nothing of a LOT of form work and re-bar work to do before any concrete pouring can begin.

    If you check those prints there is a 3' slab footer then over 3' of earthquake dampeners then the second level garage floor. That's a lot of concrete going in that hole. I'm concerned that hole isn't wide enough those prints show the garage levels at 308+ feet wide and that hole doesn't look a football field wide (18 FS cars end to end or 22 of those earth movers side by side). The office portion is only 180' wide glass to glass (sans overhangs). It is impressive what they've accomplished already can't wait for more pictures.
  • Reply 19 of 31
    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,166member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mstone View Post

     

    Doubt it. Perhaps a symbolic skeleton crew.


     

    That's always the case. It will take them months to move in.

     

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DanielSW View Post

     

    Doubt if they'll be pouring the foundation any time soon. Take a look at the plans posted on Cupertino City Council's site. The bottom of the two sub level garage is more than 30' down. They've got a lot more earth to move, to say nothing of a LOT of form work and re-bar work to do before any concrete pouring can begin.


     

    I remember seeing earlier drawings showing that good portion of the landscape around the main "spaceship" building will be backfill. So they will not be excavating the whole 36 ft.

  • Reply 20 of 31
    eideardeideard Posts: 427member

    Illegal drone photography?

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