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.
If you don’t, I suggest watching the video on an iPad’s 2,048-by-1,536 pixel resolution Retina display which provides three million pixels as opposed to two million pixels of standard full HD resolution.
The video was shot on January 2 and runs three minutes and sixteen seconds long. You can clearly see the foundation of the building coming along nicely. Be sure to change YouTube video settings to 4K resolution.
The video was filmed using a GoPro Hero 4 Black camera mounted on a Tarot 680Pro Hex drone. I have my MacBook Air hooked up to a 27-inch 2,560-by-,1,440 Apple Thunderbolt Display and the downsampled video looks pretty spectacular (the monitor has more than 3.6 million pixels).
Two weeks ago, Apple posted a new aerial photograph of Campus 2 to the City of Cupertino’s website, shot from a different angle to give a sense of the surrounding greenery.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, the 176-acre site will preserve some historic landmarks including a 100-year-old barn pictured below, which will be preserved on Campus 2.
The Glendenning Ranch barn in Cupertino was recognized as a monument to Silicon Valley’s agricultural past in March 2004. Apple has dismantled the barn to facilitate construction of the new headquarters building, but has promised to reassemble and place it on the campus once construction is completed.
Future home to about 14,000 employees, the 2.8 million square feet office should be completed by the end of 2016, barring any unforeseen circumstances. Apple claims it will be the most energy-efficient corporate building of its kind.