Apple is the biggest, most profitable tech company on Earth, so it makes sense that it’d have the most awe-inspiring headquarters on the planet, too. Which is exactly how things look at the Apple Park site in Cupertino, California, as revealed by some breathtaking drone footage uploaded to YouTube earlier this week.
The video was shot by Duncan Sinfield, a drone videographer who’s given the world some sneak peaks into the construction of Apple’s futuristic-looking new campus during the past couple of years. The new Apple Park has been unofficially dubbed “the spaceship” by many, thanks to its giant saucer-like shape and high-tech aesthetic, and never before has it looked quite as close to completion as it does now. The lights in the Steve Jobs Theater were even switched on while Sinfield’s drone looked down.
Construction of the 175-acre Apple Park campus began in 2014, and while it opened to employees in April 2017, it’s still not quite finished. It’s unclear when exactly it will be fully polished and operational, but it’s already an impressive sight all the same, in no small part thanks to the building’s colossal solar-paneled roof.
Moreover, it seems like Apple is starting to staff up some of the parts of the new headquarters that will be open to the public. It reportedly started hiring for positions at its Visitor Center Caffé this week, a positive sign that things are coming along.