New aerial footage captured by a drone reveals the progress of the new Apple “spaceship” campus in Cupertino, California.
The idea first emerged in 2011 with some beautiful concept images supporting it, and last October state council approved one of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ final concepts – Campus 2.
That spectacular concept would see the complete demolition of the existing 2.66 million square feet campus, used for research and development of Apple products such as the iPhone 6 and iPad range and in its wake a new 3.42 million square feet campus including the circular and space-aged building surrounded by lush greenery will land and is expected to open in late 2016.
YouTube uploader jmcminn fitted the drone with a GoPro camera and flew it over the California site, showing for the first time the massive scale of the structure many are referring to as the “spaceship” which coincidentally looks a bit like the Millennium Falcon at this stage. We can see the foundations already laid and construction well under way and considering building only began in Q2 of 2014 they’ve come a long way to realising the dream of pioneer Jobs.
Commenting on the Campus 2 design in 2011 Steve Jobs stated that the campus would accommodate for approximately 12,000 attendees to the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), also “boost the city’s tax dollars, and should be great news for local businesses”.
A video was released at the time of the Apple leader pitching the campus concept to the council, showing Jobs was still very much involved in shaping the future of his company, even a short time before his death.