Date: Thursday, June 30th, 2016, 07:06
One month after his last drone flyover of Apple’s under construction Apple Campus 2 site, Matthew Roberts has sent over an update for July that gives an up-close look at progress in recent weeks.
The work continues on the Spaceship.
Per drone video, it looks like Apple is making progress towards completing its new campus building by the end of 2016.
The video shows significant progress on the solar panels and fuel cells and it’s also continued installing the massive glass panels and canopies— the world’s largest— that make up the interior and exterior of round ‘spaceship’ structure.
The campus is expected to generate around 75% of its own power using the solar panels and biogas fuel cells on-site, and it will get the rest of its renewable energy needed from third-party supplier First Solar.
Additional footage shows progress on the new underground “Apple Theater” auditorium as well as an outdoor plaza of some type.
And Apple has also made progress on its separate 100,000 square foot employee fitness center, as well as installation of solar panels that line the top of its parking structures and other buildings.
Near the end of the flyover we see Apple has a few other buildings located off of the main site along Tantau Ave. Apple has started the foundation for one building there and continues construction on others. These are thought to be a second group of R&D buildings.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has gone on the record to state that the site will be ready for early next year and will begin moving in around 13,000 employees. It’s also planning to start hosting events and product unveilings at its new underground Apple Theater pictured above.
Take a gander at the video and please let us know what you make of it in the comments.