Latest drone flyover gives overview of landscaping progress at iSpaceship site

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 5, 2016

The iPhone maker’s upcoming circular-shaped corporate building, Apple Campus 2 aka “iSpaceship”, seems to be coming along nicely as the company pushes the project to meet its self-imposed January 2017 deadline for moving in.

YouTubers Matthew Roberts and Duncan Sinfield have been taking their pricey drones to the skies every month, like clockwork, to keep us updated on construction progress with birds-eye 4K footage.

The most recent drone video from Matthew focuses on landscaping work as other smaller structures are beginning to pop up throughout the campus, with landscaping on the corporate auditorium set to begin shortly. Read More


Feast your eyes on nearly-complete iSpaceship in jaw-dropping drone footage

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 1, 2016

YouTubers Duncan Sinfield and Matthew Roberts have both posted their respective 4K aerial shots of the construction progress being made at Apple’s Campus 2 site. The main building, also known as iSpaceship due to its seamless circular appearance, looks near-complete.

Featuring jaw-dropping 4K footage captured via a drone, we can clearly see that work on the upcoming stunning headquarters has progressed rapidly in the past few weeks. Read More


New iSpaceship flyovers reveal progress on underground theatre, solar panels and more

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 1, 2016

As is their wont, Duncan Sinfield and Matthew Roberts posted their latest iSpaceship drone footage in razor-sharp 4K resolution. The videos show progress made vs. last month, especially regarding the solar panels on the roof and an underground theatre for keynotes and press events. Read More


Latest drone footage provides a look at an impressive progress at iSpaceship site

By Christian Zibreg on May 2, 2016

Work on Apple’s massive flying saucer-shaped Campus 2 building may be completed in time for the planed January 2017 opening after all. New drone footage, courtesy of Matthew Roberts, reveals that the underground auditorium where future media events and corporate meetings will be held is nearly finished, with other structures progressing nicely, too.

The clip offers an overview of a 100,000 square foot fitness center, a research and development center located next to the main iSpaceship building, multiple tunnels scattered throughout the site, the last iSpaceship section being framed, massive glass panels and solar panels on the building’s rooftops and more. Read More


New 4K video reveals the incredible complexity of Apple’s upcoming iSpaceship headquarters

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 4, 2016

A new ultra high-definition drone video of Apple’s upcoming Campus 2 facility, posted Monday by YouTuber Duncan Sinfield, gives a nice overview of just how far along the project has progressed over the past twelve months.

The video, available in crisp 4K resolution, shows the incredibly complexity of the 2.8 million square foot structure, Steve Jobs’s last project, that should become home to approximately 12,000 Apple employees in January 2017. Read More


Tim Cook and Jony Ive talk watches, fashion and iSpaceship in Vogue interview

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 17, 2016

Apple’s boss Tim Cook and Jony Ive, its Chief Design Officer charged with blue sky thinking, have discussed several topics of interest in a new interview published in the March 2016 edition of the Vogue magazine.

The two executives talked the synergy between Apple and fashion, the Apple Watch, partnership with the luxury French brand Hermes and the upcoming flying saucer-shaped Campus 2 building, Apple’s future headquarters. Read More


Apple Campus 2 visitor’s center to feature store, cafe and rooftop observation deck

By Cody Lee on Jul 29, 2015

Apple’s new headquarters is going to be quite the tourist attraction, reports Silicon Valley Business Journal. The site has uncovered documents, first filed with the city of Cupertino back in April, which layout the company’s plans for a massive visitor’s center located on the “spaceship” campus.

According to the plans, the center will include a rooftop observation deck, a cafe, and a 10,000 square-foot storefront. Apple hopes the space will “create a public face of the Apple Campus 2 that reflects Apple’s business and design practices, and allows for a long-term presence in Cupertino.” Read More


Apple’s iSpaceship campus will use recycled water

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 25, 2015

Apple’s upcoming Campus 2 building, nicknamed by the press iSpaceship due to its appearance resembling a flying saucer that has just landed in a field, will be more environmentally friendly than initially thought with news Wednesday that the facility will take full advantage of recycled water.

As reported by The San Jose Mercury News, the Santa Clara Valley Water District board last night approved a $17.5 million project that will deepen the use of recycled water in the parched South Bay “and make Apple’s futuristic new campus a little bit greener.” Read More


Apple building $850 million solar farm to power new headquarters

By Jake Smith on Feb 10, 2015

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, announced the company is building a massive $850 million solar farm that will power its new Campus 2 headquarters that is currently under construction south of San Francisco. Apple will partner with First Solar to build the project.  Read More


Drone footage gives us another bird’s-eye view of iSpaceship, this time in crisp 4K resolution

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 5, 2015

We’ve seen our a share of aerial footage thus fair detailing progress being made on Campus 2, Apple’s upcoming corporate headquarters shaped as a flying saucer. Uploaded to YouTube on Sunday, a new video — this one in glorious 4K resolution — shows that so-called iSpaceship is indeed coming along nicely.

Of course, you’ll need a 4K output device to really appreciate all the pixels, which shouldn’t be a problem if you own a 27-inch iMac with “5K” Retina display. Read More


Parking garage and event theater beginning to take shape on Campus 2

By Cody Lee on Dec 23, 2014

Apple’s Campus 2 continues to take shape, as evidenced in the latest drone footage. The folks over at AppleInsider used their DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus to capture new video showing the continued progress of the construction site, which now has large amounts of concrete poured and several cranes moving about.

The earth-built ramps previously used to gain access to the site are now gone, and work on an underground channel access has begun. The plan is to connect the main employee entrance off of Wolfe Road to the garage underneath the main Campus 2 building, as well as the two above-ground parking garages. Read More


Apple spending $161 million on Campus 2 auditorium, $74 million on fitness center

By Cody Lee on Dec 5, 2014

In addition to the now-iconic “spaceship” building, Apple’s upcoming Campus 2 will also feature a state-of-the-art auditorium and fitness center. And according to building permits recently obtained by BuildZoom, the Cupertino firm is spending a fortune on the two spaces.

The permits show that the 120,000 square foot auditorium where Apple will hold future press events is being constructed by BNBT Builders, and is costing the company around $161 million. Additionally, the 100,000 square foot fitness center is costing them $74 million. Read More


High-def drone footage shows iSpaceship progress

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 10, 2014

Apple’s Campus 2 (aka iSpaceship), a 2.8 million square foot, ring-shaped future home to some 12,000 Apple employees, is going to complement Apple’s current Cupertino, California headquarters. Slated for completion by 2016, the massive project has been photographed from every angle and filmed from the air since Apple broke ground a year ago.

The most recent video that YouTuber ‘Myithz’ shot in 1080p using a DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus treats us to an aerial view of the upcoming campus as of this past Saturday, November 8.

If the clip is anything to go by, Apple has made quite a bit of progress at the 176-acre site. Preliminary work on the underpinnings of the structure that will actually be built on top is clearly visible, with bits of the actual building beginning to take shape following completion of the foundation a month ago. Read More


The new Apple campus construction site, as seen from a drone

By Cody Lee on Aug 31, 2014

A new video surfaced last week, offering a great look at Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ campus construction site. If you’ll recall, Apple was given the green light by the Cupertino City Council last fall to start the project, and it appears that builders are already making serious headway.

Drone enthusiast ‘jmcminn’ uploaded the video to his YouTube channel, which was shot using a DJI Phantom 2 drone and a GoPro Hero. The clip is worth watching both from a technological standpoint (hello, it was shot with a consumer drone), and for the peek at Campus 2. Read More


New aerial photo reveals underground tunnels at iSpaceship site

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 17, 2014

Ron Cervi, news and traffic reporter for KCBS, is no stranger to flying over Apple’s massive site where the company’s 2.8 million square foot ring-shaped iSpaceship facility is being built. Previously, the reported snapped up several aerial photos that have documented progress at the site.

Specifically, his photos have revealed the demolition process and construction as the upcoming corporate campus started to take shape, with a massive ground imprint clearly visible in the aerial shots.

Thursday, he posted a new photo revealing a network of underground tunnels… Read More


iSpaceship ground imprint now clearly visible in new aerial photos

By Christian Zibreg on May 8, 2014

Apple’s upcoming Campus 2 structure, dubbed by the press the iSpaceship, is starting to take shape. As evidenced by a bunch of aerial photos taken last month, a large portion of the site has been demolished, with the rubble cleared out.

A new batch of photos taken from the air and published Thursday depict a spaceship-like imprint of the main building on the ground.

The dirt in the circle is especially interesting as it offers a hint of the perfect Euclidean geometry, in line with Apple’s maniacal attention to detail. Check out the images included after the jump and dare telling me this won’t be the office of the future… Read More


Apple’s upcoming HQ is beginning to take shape

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 30, 2014

After completing demolition of a site located along Cupertino’s Ridgeview Ct. where Apple is set to construct a 2.8 million square foot ring-shaped structure dubbed iSpaceship (officially called Campus 2), a new aerial image reveals that the upcoming corporate campus has started to take shape.

KCBS news and traffic reporter Ron Cervi was able to capture a photo from the air which shows that a large portion of the site has been demolished now, with the rubble completely cleared out… Read More


New iSpaceship video touts ‘the most energy-efficient building of its kind’

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 21, 2014

In addition to a press tour of its upcoming data center and solar array installation in the Nevada desert, a nicely done ‘Better’ video narrated by Tim Cook and fresh updates on its Environmental Responsibility microsite, Apple in advance of Earth Day 2014 also posted an overview video of its monstrous Campus 2 project, affectionally dubbed by the press the iSpaceship.

The footage was actually first shown at a city planning commission meeting in October of last year, but Apple has now decided to make it available to the general public in high-definition to tout its “office of the future”… Read More


iSpaceship site demolition is complete, new aerial photos reveal

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 8, 2014

After receiving unanimous approval from the Cupertino City Council for its massive Campus 2 project last October, Apple in November 2013 started demolishing the two dozen former Hewlett-Packard buildings.

As the initial set of aerial shots and subsequent high-quality photographs showed, construction workers were busy for weeks prepping the gigantic iSpaceship site (located along Ridgeview Ct.), with bulldozers flattening the terrain and excavators clearing the rubble on the site.

The demolition phase now appears to have been completed: latest aerial images show that Hewlett-Packard’s former campus buildings are gone now, leaving a large expanse in the far northeast corner of Cupertino, where a massive 2.8 million square foot structure will erect by 2016… Read More


High-quality photographs show construction at Apple’s gigantic iSpaceship site

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 27, 2014

Two days ago, a nice little video popped up on YouTube depicting the initial demolition of Hewlett-Packard’s former buildings at the site where Apple’s gigantic ring-shaped Campus 2 structure should crop up by 2016. Apple’s spectacular building has been appropriately dubbed by the press the iSpaceship due to its resemblance to a flying saucer.

High production values of the footage coupled with unprecedented access to the site prompted suspicion that the leaked footage was legit.

It was apparently circulated internally by Apple, a notion fueled further by the fact that the clip soon got taken down due to a copyright claim by Apple Inc. Thursday, a source familiar with Apple’s plans sent in a series of high-quality photographs giving us another good look at the initial demolition and the sheer size of the site… Read More

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