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Drone video reveals fast progress on Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ campus

Progress month-to-month is impressive.


Selena Larson


Posted on Sep 6, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 12:49 am CDT

Apple’s spaceship-like campus in Cupertino, California, is quickly taking shape—but we only know that because of a drone

Photographer Duncan Sinfield recently flew a drone over the construction of the four-story, 2.8 million square foot building to show just how much progress workers made in the last month.

In the video, shot on Sept. 1, film from Aug. 1 is overlaid on top of the newer film, while a 2011 recording of Steve Jobs’ presentation at a Cupertino City Council about the spaceship campus plays in the background.

Apple’s new campus is a favorite target among drone enthusiasts. A number of videos have captured the progress, from the concrete foundation to the completion of a two-story parking garage.

The company’s campus, built for 13,000 people, will be entirely powered by renewable energy, and it features one of the world’s largest corporate solar energy installations. It’s expected to be completed late 2016 or early 2017.


H/T The Verge | Photo via Duncan Sinfield/YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 6, 2015, 11:34 am CDT