apple park spaceship campus

Screengrab via Matthew Roberts/YouTube

Drone footage gives us close-up images of Apple’s (almost) finished campus

The 'spaceship' is getting some finishing touches.


Phillip Tracy


Published Nov 22, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 10:18 am CDT

Apple’s “spaceship” campus is finally open, more than six years after Steve Jobs gave a presentation to the Cupertino City Council outlining his vision for “Apple Campus 2.”

Now we’re getting a look at the almost-finished Apple Park, courtesy of Matthew Roberts, who has reliably posted monthly updates on the building’s progress over the past few years using high-resolution drone footage.

Only a few finishing touches remain on the $5 billion campus. It appears only landscaping work needs to be done near the gym, and the outdoor food stations haven’t yet opened. Apple employees started moving into the new building earlier this year, and Apple unveiled its new lineup of phones at the Steve Jobs Theater in September.

Here’s a look at the new visitor center that opened last week, where the public can buy Apple merch, products, and coffee.

apple park visitors center
Matthew Roberts/YouTube

This long aerial shot shows just how massive the “spaceship” is. You also get a great look at one of the largest solar panel systems in the world.

apple park solar panels
Matthew Roberts/YouTube

Apple always intended the campus to blend in with nature. Here’s a pond that sits in the middle of the ring.

apple park pond
Matthew Roberts/YouTube

These are the security checkpoints to the campus.

apple park security checkpoint
Matthew Roberts/YouTube

Watch the full video below.

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*First Published: Nov 22, 2017, 4:20 pm CST