Aerial drone gives us another look at Apple’s spaceship campus

The spaceship-like campus is expected to open for business in 2016. 


Eric Geller


Published Sep 1, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 4:26 pm CDT

A new aerial photograph of Apple’s futuristic campus in Cupertino, Calif. shows that construction workers have made significant progress since our last peek at the campus in June.

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Here is the latest image we have of the spaceship-like campus, courtesy of a KCBS news and traffic reporter named Ron.

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You can’t stop progress! Things are really taking shape at @apple‘s #campus2. Inner and outer walls visible.

— Ron (@Sky1Ron) August 12, 2014

And here’s a video shot by a drone in late August.

The outline of the campus’ basic structure is starting to take shape. Compared to images posted in June, this new footage shows well-defined edges to the central spherical structure, along with more temporary construction equipment and scaffolding.

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Here’s a GIF of the progress since June: 

The campus, which is expected to house over 10,000 employees, experienced delays that pushed back its initial completion date by a year. It is now expected to open for business in 2016.

Photo via @Sky1Ron/Twitter

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*First Published: Sep 1, 2014, 2:12 pm CDT