An aerial drone gives viewers an early glimpse of the futuristic Apple Campus 2

Apple Campus 2

Screengrab via Sexton Videography/YouTube

Way cool.

Apple is currently constructing a new campus, so far known only as Apple Campus 2, not far from its existing one in Cupertino, Calif0rnia. But the look of the new building is dramatic—it’s virtually something ripped straight out of science fiction, a giant, shimmering loop coated in solar panels. It looks breathtakingly impressive and possesses that distinct, terrifying-yet-exciting, bold new future vibe.

And thanks to the intrepid work of a videographer, there’s no need to sit around impatiently waiting to see what it looks like. To the contrary, a new update has been posted to the YouTube account Sexton Photography, documenting the new campus’s construction by way of some aerial drone footage, peeking at the impressive new structure from high in the sky.

In June, a drone videographer named Matthew Roberts provided the world with a compelling glimpse of the new campus in its early stages.

You can already see the basic shape of the new building, but it’s still stripped bare enough that one can only imagine what it might look when it’s all done. Given Apple’s notorious penchant for crisp design, it was a sure bet that things would start to look smoother, slicker, and more polished as the months dragged on.

Now, as this latest video shows, things are really coming together. Apple Campus 2 is slated to open at some point in early 2017, so if all goes according to plan, it won’t be too much longer. Here’s how things look now.

The new campus has been a long time coming. First pitched to the Cupertino City Council by the late Steve Jobs in 2011, Apple, which started in the project in 2013, is reportedly aiming to get the construction finished by the end of 2016. 

Whenever construction does finish and the doors are finally opened to Apple employees, you can bet the size and scope of this new headquarters are going to drop some jaws.

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