New drone footage shows additional progress, lights beginning to turn on at Campus 2 construction site
Date: Monday, October 3rd, 2016, 05:20
The lights have become to come on at the Apple Campus 2 construction site.
New drone video footage over the past few weeks has shows the appearance of lights on the outside of the ring-shaped building, along with fewer construction cranes, suggesting the near-completion of the campus as work shifts from architectural to electrical and the surrounding landscape features.
Over in the center of the campus, work seems to have begun on a large water feature. The change accompanies some pond, boulder and greenery installations that have also taken place.
The video shows off the progress of the underground auditorium, which Apple plans to use for future product and service reveals, as well as the beginnings of one of seven campus cafe locations appearing on the outside edge of the spaceship building. A brief glimpse of the underground tunnels connecting various parts of the campus can also be seen towards the end of the video.
A second drone video shows solar panel installation occurring on the roof of the main building. The installation work is estimated to be about 40 percent complete and the footage shows closer, more detailed shots of the underground auditorium as well as the collection of peripheral buildings lined up on Tantau Avenue near the campus.
Apple plans to include a few amenities for its employees located on the campus, including various exercise-focused zones like joggling and cycling trails, and courts for basketball and tennis. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2016, with employees moving in towards the beginning of 2017.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.